I always love learning about life in Normandy/France during the time of the Norman Conquest. I have access to lots of info about how it impacted England, but what about how it impacted Normandy, and the many back & forth fights of William's son's Henry/Rufus/Robert for power and property in Normandy and against the County of Anjou, etc.
I would have preferred a live streamed or filmed lecture with visual aids rather than the Zoom platform. I had to block the participant screen panel because it was so distracting and blocked the screen text/photos, but this also prevented me from viewing the presenter. Also, I would MUCH prefer an 80 minute lecture and 10 minute Q&A
This is a great idea! Please keep them coming, even when tourism is back on track. for those of us who can't travel or travel everywhere, it's wonderful to be able to learn from home.
It is quite expensive for me. I am on a pension. I can attend the University of Calgary for free as a pensioner. However, I'm not suggesting the courses should be free, but perhaps more reasonable. The course I did take was okay, but I had higher expectations from the presenter. It was interesting, but I don't feel I can spend $36 again if this is the level of presentation.
I've taken several Context tours in Paris and loved them all (and raved to friends and family!). I tend to be overwhelmed by large museums but my tour of the Louvre with Emma was outstanding (after a bit of a hiccup!) because she focused on a few key pieces and put them in context (ha!). For example, I now 'get' why Winged Victory is considered such an outstanding piece. I had the same experience with Marie at Notre Dame and Sante Chappelle and with Natalie at Chartres. More of that please, either in Paris or elsewhere! Why are specific iconic pieces considered iconic?
Also, more on Churchill and wartime London; Great Britain in the Age of Sail; and Vietnam from the French Occupation through the end of the US war. Just getting started!