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October 21, 2014

WW1 Research by former student

The Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning is pleased to congratulate Dan Jewson, (pictured) presenting his research on Cardiff’s experience of World War One…

Hew Stratchan

May 30, 2014

Why ideals defeated common culture in WW1

Ideology triumphed over common culture in the First World War, historian Sir Hew Strachan told a packed Cardiff University public lecture on 21 May 2014.


March 19, 2014

The Ideas of War, 1914 by Professor Sir Hew Strachan

We’re pleased to welcome Professor Sir Hew Strachan (All Souls College, University of Oxford) to deliver this FREE lecture. Join us on Wednesday 21st May.


November 8, 2013

Exploring the Past Pathway Celebrates 3rd Birthday

Exploring the Past Pathway Celebrates 3rd Birthday


September 17, 2013

Six adult learners have progressed onto degrees at Cardiff University

We are very pleased to announce that six of our Exploring the Past students will be starting degrees at Cardiff University in the next few weeks!

July 1, 2013

Ancient Empires

The ancient world is defined by its empires – indeed, the story of empires is almost as old as civilisation itself. This course will consider some of the great empires of the ancient world, from Assyria to Rome, in order to identify the causes of imperial expansion, how empires were won, and the justifications behind them.


November 29, 2012

Exploring the Past for a better future

Exploring the Past, a unique access route to higher education at Cardiff University, has this year helped another seven local adult learners to transform their lives and progress onto a degree scheme.


April 4, 2012

National award for pioneering Cardiff history course for adult learners

A new course offering adult learners a route to a Cardiff history degree has won a national award from the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning. The Exploring the Past programme is a joint project by Continuing & Professional Education and the …


August 30, 2011

Learning no longer in the past

A unique access route to higher education has opened new avenues for a mother from Port Talbot who thought she’d left learning in the past long ago.


October 7, 2010

Exploring the Past

An innovative new access route to higher education designed to give adult learners the chance to experience research-led teaching first-hand and progress towards studying a degree in archaeology or history has been launched by the University.