World History Courses in London

Explore the rich and often turbulent history and culture of various regions and specific countries from around the world. Tutors will take students on a journey of discovery to the hidden gems of places familiar, near and far, from modern France (1900 onwards) to Latin America to India (from the 1500s).

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  1. Asia in world history

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: International House
    Over five classes, this course will centre Asia and the peoples and states of Asia within its own global history.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  2. The Ottoman Empire

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Ottoman empire lasted from 1300 right through to 1918. We will study the rise and fall of the empire.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £70.00

  3. The Iranian Revolution

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will delve into the causes, trajectory, nature and impact of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, thus illuminating how the Islamic Republic came to be established.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £66.00

  4. Political biography reading group

    Course Date: Tue 1 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Through discussion of selected biographies we will explore in depth key individuals in world history , their legacy and the era in which they lived. The first class will discuss Liberty: The lives and times of 6 women in revolutionary France, Lucy Moore, 2006.



    NOTE: This course consists of four sessions on 1 October, 26 November, 14 January and 25 February.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £35.00

  5. Indian nationalism and the British Raj

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This day course will deliver an interactive-lecture on the British Raj, Colonial rule and the impact this had on Indian nationalism. Tutor: James Chiriyankandath.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  6. History reading group: radical thinkers of the 20th century

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a forum to explore radical thinkers and doers and their contexts, selecting individuals from twentieth century Europe and beyond.

    NOTE: We will meet four times: 30 October, 4 December 2019; 19 February and 1 April 2020. First text: Mussolini, R.J. B. Bosworth (Bloomsbury Academic, 2010). Tutor: Carmel Elwell.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £26.00

  7. History and memory across the world

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 4 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: International House
    Typically, the past is often seen as ‘gone’, ‘a long time ago’ or even irrelevant. In contrast, this course promotes the idea that the past has a much stronger influence on how we—as individuals, families, communities, societies and in states as collective actors in international politics—think about not only the present but also the future.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  8. The politics and society of contemporary India

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 17 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The structure of Indian society, its colonial heritage, and the fabric of India's rich cultural history have shaped, and in turn have been shaped by, the politics and economic changes over the centuries - telling the rich story of how contemporary India came to be. We will examine contemporary India through its politics and society in this interactive lecture day-course. Tutor: James Chiriyankandath.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  9. The use and abuse of history in 20th century wars and conflicts

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will investigate the way in which memory and the past is utilised during times of conflict.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  10. Communism in the USSR: 1945-1991

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is an introduction to the history of the Soviet regime from the moment of its victory in the Second World War to its collapse in 1991.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £88.00

  11. 1900-1940: the rise and fall of empires

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In 1900, there were numerous empires, some solely in Europe, others spanning Asia and other parts of the world. Why did some collapse and others expand as a result of the Great War? N.B. no session on 27th February, 2020.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  12. The end of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of Arab nationalism

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This interactive-lecture day course will trace the growth of Arab nationalism in the decaying Ottoman Empire and the formation of new Arab states in the aftermath of World War I: fascinating background to understanding contemporary events in the Middle East. Tutor: James Chiriyankandath.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  13. Africa: decolonialisation and its legacies

    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to colonialism, on this interactive lecture-based course, we will cover: the imposition of colonialism, focusing on the Scramble for Africa and the main legacies of colonialism, a modernizing force or brutal exploitation that had devastating consequences for African development?
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £52.00

  14. The Russian Revolution of 1917

    Course Date: Tue 28 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Just over a 100 years ago two revolutions swept through the Russian Empire. The second, October 1917, is a pivotal moment in modern world history, leading to the creation of the Soviet Union. This introductory interactive lecture course explores how and why these two revolutions occurred. Tutor: Zoe Quinn.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £39.00

  15. Understanding the Israel-Palestine conflict

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Trace the historical roots of this conflict and study the peace process of the 1990s: Madrid talks, Oslo agreement, Camp David talks and the recent Middle Eastern road map, as well as the latest developments on this stimulating interactive lecture course. Tutor: Noman Hanif.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

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