Our courses are wide ranging covering ancient, modern and local history. Previous topics have included From the First Settlers to the First Farmers in the North; Household and Family 1500-1850; War and Social Change in 20th Century Europe; Maritime Northumberland; Newcastle and its Buildings, and the influence of prominent Northumbrians on British History and Politics.

We were hoping for a return to face-to-face lectures in the classroom in January, however due to ongoing Covid concerns we had to cancel Dr Tony Barrow’s January course on the Social History of Seafaring. The course has now been rescheduled for September and will be classroom-based so book your places early!


In late November we are also looking forward to a series of three face-to-face lectures by Dr June Neilson on the history, trade, and influences of the Silk Road.