Modern history

Understand and gain a deeper knowledge and grounding in events and people both past and present that are having a significant influence on our present society. From Margaret Thatcher to the current Israel-Palestine conflict to the economic bumps experienced - immerse yourself in fascinating topics that continue to shape the modern world.

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  1. The Balfour Declaration

    Course Date: Sat 4 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In November 1917, then Foreign Secretary, Arthur Balfour wrote a letter expressing the British government’s support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine. This course will examine the context and content of the Declaration and the impact it had on Palestine post-WWI. Tutor: Noman Hanif.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  2. Riots, resistance and social change

    Course Date: Wed 8 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We will examine social inequalities and question how and why people have used different forms of protest and social action to bring about change. Tutor: Miranda Iossifidis.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  3. The end of globalisation?

    Course Date: Sat 2 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This day course explores several ideas present in globalisation studies - i.e. nationalist neo-liberalism (e.g. Trumpianism, Brexiteerism), post-national urbanism (e.g. networks of world cities), corporatist neo-liberalism, regionalism (e.g. ASEAN, EU) and potential emerging neo-empires (e.g. empires of affiliation in distinction to colonialism). Tutor: John Goff.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  4. Migration, displacement and belonging

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    2015 saw the largest movement of people to and within Europe since the Second World War. This course draws on contemporary research in the social sciences to examine the experiences and struggles of migrants, and look at how migration raises important questions of belonging. Tutor: Miranda Iossifidis.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  5. Modern France: politics, society and culture since 1900

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    (Re)discover France, its complex politics, changing society and vibrant culture by analysing and discussing some of the key moments in the country's recent history in a course richly illustrated by texts and period photographs. Tutor: Sebastien Ardouin.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £61.00

  6. British foreign policy in the 19th century

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Much is currently being written and discussed about Britain’s role in the world. This course starts from the premise

    that the best way to understand how British foreign policy will adapt in the present context is to examine its history: specifically, the 19th century, where British Ministers made decisions in an age where technological, political and economic forces brought challenges and opportunities at an unprecedented scale. Tutor: James Nation.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  7. Current affairs

    Course Date: Wed 7 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to find out more about the issues in the news? Enrol early for lively, informed discussion on current events in Britain and the world. Tutor: Michael Bloomfield.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £39.00

  8. Refugees and asylum seekers: the dilemmas and challenges

    Course Date: Thu 15 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The topic of refugees and asylum seekers has been a constant in the media recently, but what do these terms really mean? We explore how people are classified as refugees or asylum seekers, the image versus reality, placing this within a context and view of these groups across different countries. Tutor: Mark McQuinn.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

  9. First wave feminists and the First World War

    Course Date: Sat 17 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For four years British women were mobilised in unprecedented numbers to support the war effort, joining the civilian workforce, aiding recruitment and nursing the wounded. This course presents less familiar narratives of women who resisted the war, schisms within the suffrage movement, an international peace conference and concepts of equality that went beyond the vote. Tutor: Simon Colbeck.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  10. Global issues of the 21st century

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course explores some of the major issues that pose challenges to the global balance of power: transnational terrorism, the environment, human and energy security issues, technology in the changing world, inequality & underdevelopment, and the state's role in a 'globalising' world. Tutor: Dale Mineshima-Lowe.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  11. Understanding the Israel-Palestine conflict

    Course Date: Wed 11 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Trace the historical roots of this conflict emphasising 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. Tutor: Noman Hanif.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

  12. More current affairs

    Course Date: Wed 11 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to find out more about the issues in the news? Gain information and analyse and debate news items on this follow on course from 'Current affairs'. New students welcome. Tutor: Michael Bloomfield.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £66.00

  13. Global inequalities and consumer society

    Course Date: Mon 4 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A sociological look at power and divisions. Examine the relationship between institutions and inequalities, focusing on such issues as race, gender, class and disability. Tutor: Christina Julios.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

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

    Course Date: Sat 28 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Trace the growth of Arab nationalism at the end of the Ottoman Empire and the formation of new Arab states in the aftermath of WWI. This makes for fascinating background to our understanding of contemporary events in the Middle East. Tutor: James Chiriyankandath.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

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