Promoting history in south-west Wales

Outclass Learning

The Branch’s contribution to the Lifelong Learning experience

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Previous history courses



Colin Wheldon James



Colin Wheldon James & Peter Rees



Richard Lewis



Anthea Symonds

The Historical Association is committed to adult learning and promoting history at all levels. Our courses are a brilliant way to learn about a new topic or to meet people similarly interested in history. All of the classes are taught by experienced tutors, knowledgeable in their subject, and class discussion is very much encouraged.


History courses



Now running


Start: Monday 2 October 2017, 10.30am

Topic: The Black Death

Tutor: Colin Wheldon James

Venue: Canolfan y Bont, Pontardulais


Start: Monday 2 October 2017, 2.00pm

Topic: The 1950s: The End of Empire, the Beginning of Revolution

Tutor: Dr Anthea Symonds

Venue: The National Waterfront Museum


Start: Tuesday 3 October 2017, 2.00pm

Topic: A History of Welsh Art

Tutor: Richard Lewis

Venue: The National Waterfront Museum

(There will be a break on 31 October 2017)


Start: Wednesday 4 October 2017, 6.30pm

Topic: American Political History, 1917-2017

Tutor: Richard Lewis

Venue: Forge Fach, Clydach


Beginning in January 2018


Start: Monday 8 January 2018, 10.30am

Topic: The Normans in Europe

Tutors: Colin Wheldon James and Peter Rees

Venue: Canolfan y Bont, Pontardulais


Start: Monday 8 January 2018, 2.00pm

Topic: The 1960s: Revolution!

Tutor: Dr Anthea Symonds

Venue: The National Waterfront Museum


Start: Tuesday 9 January 2018, 10.30am (enrolment at Morriston Library at 10.30am on Tuesday 5 December 2017)

Topic: A History of the Parish of Llangyfelach from Antiquity to Modern Times

Tutor: Jeff Childs

Venue: Morriston Library


Start: Wednesday 10 January 2018, 6.30pm

Topic: The Rise and Fall of Liberal Government in Victorian Britain

Tutor: Richard Lewis

Venue: Forge Fach, Clydach


See next page for more details of courses starting in October



Each course is 10 weeks long. And each lecture lasts 2 hours, with a tea/coffee break.


As well as being informative, these courses are for your enjoyment. They are taught in a friendly manner and no prior knowledge of the subject is necessary.


There are no essays to write, but discussion is encouraged (but not compulsory).

Outclass Courses