World history

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).

  1. Russian civil war: 1917-1922

    Course Date: Tue 22 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Russian civil war (1917 - 1922) took place in the immediate aftermath of the Russian Revolutions of 1917. While many factions vied to determine the course of Russia's future, the two largest groups were the Red Army (led by Lenin) and the White Armies (led by former officers of the Tsarist state). N.B. no session on Tuesday 26 June. Tutor: Gregor Davey.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £39.00

  2. The impact of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war on contemporary politics

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The 1967 war between Israel and the Arabs was one of the defining moments in the politics of the modern Middle East. We will look at the history of the conflict leading up to the 1967 war, its impact on the region and on contemporary regional and global politics. Tutor: Noman Hanif.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £22.00

  3. Fascism and neo-Fascism

    Course Date: Wed 25 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This two-session evening course introduces you to the idea of fascism - as a form of leftwing nationalism, its origins, as well as its development as a response to Maxism. This short course will then examine what is meant by neo-fascism, its development arising in the post-WWII period.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £17.00

  4. Global political Islam

    Course Date: Wed 25 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Debates concerning Islam and its impact on global politics have come to dominate the contemporary political landscape. On this short course you will gain an understanding of the mindset upon which Islam and politics have been fused, and its role in contemporary Islamic thought and movement. Tutor: Noman Hanif.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £22.00

  5. Colombia: what future for the peace process after the May 2018 elections?

    Course Date: Thu 26 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Even though the initial peace accord between the government and the FARC guerrilla was rejected in a referendum, a revised version was rapidly adopted by parliament in December 2016. What did this new accord include? How is it being implemented? And what are the consequences of the results of the 2018 elections?
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £13.00

  6. Avoid or apply? Britain and European union, 1945-1975

    Course Date: Thu 9 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    ‘Never again!' European union was pursued after 1945 to maintain the peace. The course explores why, during 1945-1975, Britain supported the goal yet was divided over whether to join and, despite accession (1973), remain.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £13.00

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