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 1918-45: 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 on this interactive lecture course. 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. The Vichy Regime

    Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Born out of the defeat of 1940, the Vichy regime is one of the darkest periods in French history. Even if Marshal Pétain pretended he was sheltering the country from excessive demands by the Nazis, the government and administration offered themselves to the service of the enemy, often for the worst. Tutor: Sebastien Ardouin.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  3. France in Revolution:1789 - 1799

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In 1789 ordinary French people successfully rebelled against the absolute monarchy and privileged nobility. Find out how the struggle over the social and political system which would replace the Ancien Regime would divide both France and Europe. Tutor: Zoe Quinn.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £39.00

  4. 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

  5. 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

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