European studies

From emperors to émigrés, revolutions to superpowers, look at the events that shaped and are shaping modern Europe. With the continent’s rich history of conflicts, cultures and coalitions – courses offer detail into the most significant events and periods in European history.

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  1. 1900-1940: The rise and fall of empires

    Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018
    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? Tutor: Alison Appleby.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Europe: 1848 to the First World War

    Course Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Between 1848 and the First World War Europe was transformed; the new nation states of Italy and Germany were forged, socialist movements spoke for working people, industrial and urban society began to replace rural, slavery was abolished in Russia and Eastern Europe, women began to have more of a public role and European powers quarreled to acquire world empires. We will discuss all these changes in the context of the literature, newspapers, paintings, cartoons and music of the time. Tutor: Pamela Pilbeam.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  3. France in revolution: 1789 to 1799

    Course Date: Wed 9 May 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In 1789 ordinary French people successfully rebelled against the absolute monarchy and privileged nobility. Find out how the struggle over the social and political system which would replace the Ancien Regime would divide both France and Europe. Tutor: Zoe Quinn.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

  4. France since 1945

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Why do we continue to be fascinated by our nearest neighbour and why do so many Brits settle in France? We will discuss why the French replaced the Third Republic in 1945, through to the role of General de Gaulle in 1945; decolonization and its repercussions; France in the EU; and through the presidential elections of 2017. Tutor: Pamela Pilbeam.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Life and times of James I/VI

    Course Date: Sun 26 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    James was already king of Scotland when he succeeded Elizabeth I in 1603. In fact he had been a king virtually his whole life when he became the first monarch of Great Britain. Tutor: William Sterling.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  6. Political history reading group: 20th century European history

    Course Date: Tue 3 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Through discussion of selected biographies we will explore in depth key individuals in European history, their legacy and the era in which they lived. The first class will discuss Simon Sebag Montefiore’s (2008) 'Young Stalin'. Classes will be held on 03/10, 28/11,16/01, 27/02. Tutor: Zoe Quinn.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £35.00

  7. The Habsburgs - the public and private images of the imperial line: 1493-1789

    Course Date: Fri 13 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Habsburgs ruled most of central Europe, Spain, Belgium, and parts of Italy for nearly 600 years until 1918. We focus on the imagery surrounding the main imperial line which began with Emperor Maximilian I (r. 1493-1519) and ended with Empress Maria Theresa (r.1740-1780).
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  8. World War into Cold War: 1943-1989

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how the ‘Grand Alliance’ of the USA, Britain and the USSR degenerated into a Cold War that divided Europe for forty years. See where the Cold War got hot in other parts of the world. Tutor: Alison Appleby.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

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