Modern history

Understand and gain a deeper knowledge and grounding in events and people both past and present that are having a significant influence on our present society. From Margaret Thatcher to the current Israel-Palestine conflict to the economic bumps experienced - immerse yourself in fascinating topics that continue to shape the modern world.

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  1. Current affairs

    Course Date: Wed 7 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to find out more about the issues in the news? Enrol early for lively, informed discussion on current events in Britain and the world. Tutor: Michael Bloomfield.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £39.00

  2. First wave feminists and the First World War

    Course Date: Sat 17 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For four years British women were mobilised in unprecedented numbers to support the war effort, joining the civilian workforce, aiding recruitment and nursing the wounded. This course presents less familiar narratives of women who resisted the war, schisms within the suffrage movement, an international peace conference and concepts of equality that went beyond the vote. Tutor: Simon Colbeck.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  3. Global issues of the 21st century

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course explores some of the major issues that pose challenges to the global balance of power: transnational terrorism, the environment, human and energy security issues, technology in the changing world, inequality & underdevelopment, and the state's role in a 'globalising' world. [NOTE: no class on 7 May - Bank Hol]. Tutor: Dale Mineshima-Lowe.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  4. British political institutions

    Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is a team-taught introduction to British government and an exploration of the changes and challenges amongst the major political institutions: the executive, the legislature and the supreme court. It will also examine the role of the civil service and the issue of devolution and multi-level goverance. Tutors: Mark Malcomson, Dale Mineshima-Lowe, Philip Geering.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  5. Understanding the Israel-Palestine conflict

    Course Date: Wed 11 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Trace the historical roots of this conflict emphasising the peace process of the 1990s - Madrid talks, Oslo agreement, Camp David talks and the recent Middle Eastern road map, as well as the latest developments. Tutor: Noman Hanif.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

  6. More current affairs

    Course Date: Wed 11 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to find out more about the issues in the news? Gain information and analyse and debate news items on this follow on course from 'Current affairs'. New students welcome. Tutor: Michael Bloomfield.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £66.00

  7. Human rights in Britain

    Course Date: Tue 22 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will introduce learners to the framework and operation of human rights in contemporary Britain. It will be practical and interactive, aiming to develop critical perspectives on this most dynamic and rapidly evolving area of the constitution. Tutor: Jonathan Thorpe.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  8. Global inequalities and consumer society

    Course Date: Sat 30 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A sociological look at power and divisions. Examine the relationship between institutions and inequalities, focusing on such issues as race, gender, class and disability. Tutor: Christina Julios.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £22.00

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