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.
Course Date: Sun 26 Nov 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetJames was already king of Scotland when he succeeded Elizabeth I in 1603. In fact he had been a king virtually his whole life when he became the first monarch of Great Britain. Tutor: William Sterling.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00
Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetWhy 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: £179.00Senior fee: £143.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore 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: £179.00Senior fee: £143.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Sun 11 Mar 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetWe 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: £29.00Senior fee: £23.00Concession: £15.00
Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetIn 1900, there were numerous empires: some solely in Europe, others spanning Asia and other parts of the world. Why did some collapse and others expand as a result of the Great War?
[Break Week: NO CLASS SESSION ON Thursday, 24th May]. Tutor: Alison Appleby.Full fee: £179.00Senior fee: £143.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Fri 13 Apr 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThe 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: £189.00Senior fee: £151.00Concession: £83.00