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. 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 the presidential elections of 2017. Tutor: Pamela Pilbeam.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. 1956: Suez and the Hungarian uprising through the eyes of the cartoonists

    Course Date: Sun 11 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We will examine the events of 1956 and the changing fortunes of the Soviet, British, French and American `empires`. An exploration of these events through contemporary political cartoons will throw light on the conflicting attitudes of the period.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £15.00

  3. 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

  4. The May 1958 crisis: the war in Algeria, the return of De Gaulle, and the fall of the French Fourth and birth of Fifth Republic

    Course Date: Sun 13 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The causes and consequences of the putsch of Algiers of 13th May 1958, in both France and Algeria. Tutor: Sebastien Ardouin.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  5. France in May 1968: Egalité! Liberté! Sexualité!

    Course Date: Sun 20 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The events of May 1968 and their consequences on French society and politics. Tutor: Sebastien Ardouin.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

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