British Studies Courses in London

Study the history, culture and politics of the British isles through the centuries and up to the present day.
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  1. 'The importance of being Albert': the life and legacy of the Prince Consort

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Marking the bicentenary of Prince Albert’s birth, the course outlines his life, the issues he championed including his involvement in the Great Exhibition. Also considered are controversies he generated and the consequences of his death.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £15.00

  2. 'Dominance, Decline and Discovery': a social, economic and cultural history of rural Britain, 1815-1914

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This interactive lecture course traces the varying fortunes, diversity and changing significance of 19th century rural Britain alongside the problems, prospects, life and leisure of those which it supported – from the country house to the work house.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £96.00

  3. The making of the UK 1603-1801: union of crowns, civil wars and interregnum

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street


    This course explores relationships between Scotland, England, and Ireland from 1603 to 1660, examining the major events, ideas, and people who contributed to the making of the modern United Kingdom.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  4. At home with the Early English

    New
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This interactive lecture-based course which investigates some of the communities who settled in Britain from the 4th century, the Age of Migration. . Tutor: Michael Bloomfield.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £96.00

  5. Celtic realms

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: International House
    In this new and fully-illustrated course we explore the origins and development of Celtic culture in the British Isles and Ireland from antiquity to the High Middle Ages. We will cover art, architecture, and literature. Tutor: Michael Bloomfield.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. British politics, culture and society, 1901-45

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Through a series of interactive lectures explore the history of early 20th century Britain- the political and economic

    issues together with the impact and consequences of two world wars and changes in the position of women, leisure

    and daily life.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. 17th century England, Revolution and Restoration: James I and Charles I

    New
    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the early Stuart dynasty, from the accession of James I in 1603, until the outbreak of Civil War during the reign of Charles I in 1642.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £52.00

  8. The history of Black people in Britain

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: International House
    Course outline for this course will be available in July.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

  9. From Mechanics Institute to Open University: adult education in England from the 1820s to the 1960s

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Marking the Build centenary, coverage of the subject includes Mechanics Institutes, working people’s colleges and the university extension movement together with local authority provision, the Workers’ Educational Association and origins of the Open University.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  10. The making of the UK 1603-1801: Restoration, revolution and political unions

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How was the United Kingdom made? What were most significant events and ideas that shaped the political unions? How did ordinary people contribute to, and experience, major political upheaval? These are the central questions which this course will address.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  11. 17th century England, Revolution and Restoration: the English Civil War

    New
    Course Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course constitutes a general introduction to the 1642 – 1651 English Civil Wars, with reference to the social, political and religious factors that influenced it.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £52.00

  12. Garden History in 10 objects: a hands-on introduction to the history of British gardens and horticulture

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 23 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Exciting new course taught by David Marsh. Course outline to be updated in July.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  13. Life and times of Charles II

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 24 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Merry Monarch Charles II survived Civil War, the death of his father and the Republican Experiment. When he was restored he needed all his wit to steer a course through his 25 year reign.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  14. A Dickens of a time : the making of the Victorian Christmas

    New
    Course Date: Tue 10 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Christmas was of limited significance in the 1830s but that changed fundamentally during Queen Victoria’s reign.

    We explore why this was so together with the origins of all that made/makes for the traditional Christmas

    season.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £15.00

  15. 'Against the grain': political, social and cultural radicalism in Britain, 1815-1914

    New
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street


    This interactive lecture course examines radical ideas and action notably the right to vote, the governing/composition of the UK, gender relations, animal welfare, (non-) religious belief, socialism, anarchism, terrorism and the Arts from the later 19th century.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

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