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Last chance for reduced price on Oxford Beatles course
[Posted by Dave Haber on Wednesday, 03/18/09 2:11 pm] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]

The University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education, is offering a summer course entitled The Beatles, Popular Music and Sixties Britain. It will take place the first weeek in August, 2009.

For a limited time, students may enrol online for only ?800 (about $1,140), which is 80% of the normal price. This special offer reduced rate will apply to all new online enrolments received between now and 12pm GMT on 23 March 2009.

Revered and reviled in equal measure, the Sixties continue to fascinate. This course is a journey through it from the British perspective, noting key events in politics, society, and the arts. Students will trace the development of the music of the Beatles and place their songs in context by discussing examples by other notable British groups of the period. However familiar you think this music is, prepare to hear more in it than before.

Seminars meet each weekday morning,with afternoons free for course-related field trips, individual study or exploring the many beautiful places in and around the city.

Topics of study will include 1960-63, the early Beatles, 1963-65, first Liverpool, then the world, 1966-67, Sgt. Pepper and the Summer of Love, 1968, the White Album, and street-fighting men, and 1969-70 Let It Be & Abbey Road, the end of the dream?

The course will be instructed by Dr. Rikky Rooksby, who is a tutor for the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education, and author of many articles, reviews and books on English literature and popular music.

For more information, visit The University of Oxford.

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