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.

  1. Europe 1914-45: the challenge of Socialism and Fascism

    Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Why did socialist and fascist ideas have such an impact in these years? We will discuss the following topics. Each week I will email brief notes and questions to be considered. Tutor: Pamela Pilbeam.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  2. Political history reading group: 20th century world history

    Course Date: Tue 2 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Through discussion of selected biographies we will explore in depth key individuals in 20th Century world history , their legacy and the era in which they lived. The first class will discuss Citizen Clem (2016) by John Bew- the winner of both the Orwell and Elizabeth Longford prizes.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £35.00

  3. Life and times of Anne, Queen of Great Britain

    Course Date: Sun 25 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This day course will provide an interactive lecture with opportunities for discussion on Queen Anne, who was the last of the Stuarts and who had suffered much personal tragedy but she ruled over an increasingly prosperous nation that had unprecedented military success in Europe under the Duke of Marlborough. Tutor: William Sterling.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  4. Introduction to global issues

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019
    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: Dale Mineshima-Lowe.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  5. 1940 - 1989: the rise and fall of empires

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how the ‘Grand Alliance’ of the USA, Britain and the USSR degenerated into a Cold War that divided Europe for forty years. See where the Cold War got hot in other parts of the world. Tutor: Alison Appleby.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  6. Nasser and the new Arab nationalism

    Nasser and the new Arab nationalism

    Course Date: Sun 10 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore secular Arab nationalism under the leadership of Nasser, in the aftermath of WWII and the foundation of Israel on this interactive lecture-based course. Look at why Arabs turned to political Islam after the 'failure of secular nationalism'. Tutor: James Chiriyankandath.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  7. The world 1943 - 1991

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how the "Grand Alliance" of the USA, Britain and the USSR degenerated into a Cold War that divided Europe for forty years. See where the Cold War got hot in other parts of the world. Tutor: Alison Appleby.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  8. An introduction to 18th century liberties

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore 18th century Europe by examining how different ideas about freedom emerged as a springboard for investigating 18th century soceity, culture and politics. Tutor: John Goff.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  9. The French Nation and Napoleon

    Course Date: Tue 11 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Napoleon had a huge impact on the French state and the French nation and many of his ideas and reforms were also adopted across Europe as a result of the French empire which Napoleon founded. Some of these developments were due to Napoleon himself and others emerged because of the systems he set up and the people he employed. Many of the changes he initiated have had long term effects which can be seen up until the current day. The course will examine some of these developments. Tutor: Gregor Davey.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

Can't see a course you want?

Add this category to your waiting list to set up alerts and we will update you when new courses are released online.

Add to your waiting list