Modern History Courses in London

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. History taster

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This taster session will introduce you to history and politics courses here at Build. Enjoy learning a bit about history and its relation to current political events.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £9.00

  2. Refugee politics

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: International House
    Forced migration comprises one of the most contentious issues in UK politics today. As contemporary political discourse continues to centre around migration, this module provides an opportunity to unpack the politics of refugee crises and resettlement.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £52.00

  3. Current affairs

    New
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £70.00

  4. Nationalism and national identity in a global perspective

    New
    Course Date: Fri 4 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Further details to follow.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £66.00

  5. Making sense of politics: lies, damn lies, and statistics

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 12 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course teaches the principles of good political research and the skills required for critical appraisal of such research from a statistician’s point of view.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  6. 60 years of revolution: Cuba and the United States

    60 years of revolution: Cuba and the United States

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 20 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In 2019, sixty years after Fidel Castro's rebel army overthrew an American-backed dictatorship, the US and Cuba are at a cross-roads: the Castro era now over; the Trump administration threatening to return to a Cold War footing. This one day course will reveal how we got here — via sugar cane fires and exploding cigars. It will use photography, film clips and primary sources to bring to life the stories that made that that history — and to ask, what happens next?
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  7. The US Presidents who made the post-war world

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Lecture based course covering the five American Presidents (Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon) who shaped the post-War world both in their own country and beyond. Both America and the world changed hugely during this period, often directly influenced by these five Presidents. Tutors: Mark Malcomson.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  8. Introduction to global issues

    New
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the major issues that pose challenges to the global balance of power: security, the environment, energy and resources, migration, underdevelopment and the role of the state in handling global issues. Tutor: Sebastien Ardouin.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £66.00

  9. More current affairs

    New
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue your exploration of current affairs through lively, informed discussion. Run as a tutor-moderated discussion group of current news events. This course follows on from 'Current affairs' but new students are welcome. Tutor: Michael Bloomfield.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £66.00

  10. Political myth, propaganda and fake news

    New
    Course Date: Fri 31 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What is a political myth? How do we spot propaganda? How can we tell 'real' news from 'fake news'? In this course we will look at a number of conceptual approaches to these subjects, and then begin to pick-apart a number of examples of each.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £61.00

  11. How America replaced Britain in the Middle East 1945 - 2003

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 16 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course charts the post 1945 entrance of the United States into the Middle East and the power struggle which ensued with Britain as a consequence. The course pierces the official discourse on the transatlantic relationship and provides a different perspective on how to understand and explain the volatile politics of the region. Tutor: Noman Hanif.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  12. The making of American power: US foreign policy from the Cold War to Trump

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 20 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Follow the ascendancy of American power, from 1945 up to the Trump administration, through a history of wars, foreign interventions and “soft power”. This course is a broad survey of America’s changing place in the world, investigating the relationship between domestic and international politics. Tutor: Jack Gain.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £52.00

  13. Modern France: From the Paris Commune to the Vichy Regime

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    After uncertain beginnings, the Third republic managed to survive numerous crises until the defeat of 1940 sealed its fate. Re(discover) this exciting period, its actors and how their policies shaped modern France. Course tutor: Sebastien Ardouin. Tutor: Sebastien Ardouin.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £48.00

  14. Political thought reading group

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    Through the discussion of selected texts we will explore a number of interesting and important ideas from contemporary and historical political thought.

    First text (please read before first class): 'How Will Capitalism End?' by Wolfgang Streeck (2016) London: Verso.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £26.00

  15. Understanding the Israel-Palestine conflict

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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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