Explore the rich and often turbulent history and culture of various regions and specific countries from around the world. Tutors will take students on a journey of discovery to the hidden gems of places familiar, near and far, from modern France (1900 onwards) to Latin America to India (from the 1500s).
Course Date: Sat 20 Oct 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis day course will deliver an interactive-lecture on the British Raj, Colonial rule and the impact this had on Indian nationalism. Tutor: James Chiriyankandath.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00
Course Date: Wed 31 Oct 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThe Russian civil war (1917 - 1922) took place in the immediate aftermath of the Russian Revolutions of 1917. While many factions vied to determine the course of Russia's future, the two largest groups were the Red Army (led by Lenin) and the White Armies (led by former officers of the Tsarist state). Tutor: Gregor Davey.Full fee: £89.00Senior fee: £89.00Concession: £39.00
Course Date: Sun 18 Nov 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThe structure of Indian society, its colonial heritage, and the fabric of India's rich cultural history have shaped, and in turn have been shaped by, the politics and economic changes over the centuries - telling the rich story of how contemporary India came to be. We will examine contemporary India through its politics and society in this interactive lecture day-course. Tutor: James Chiriyankandath.Full fee: £39.00Senior fee: £31.00Concession: £20.00
Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThe Ottoman empire lasted from 1300 right through to 1918. We will study the rise and fall of the empire.Full fee: £179.00Senior fee: £179.00Concession: £90.00
Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetBoth defeated and victorious countries saw their empires collapse in the years following the Second World War. We look at how this happened and how new kinds of empire emerged in the aftermath.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £159.00Concession: £88.00
Course Date: Sat 26 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis interactive-lecture day course will trace the growth of Arab nationalism in the decaying Ottoman Empire and the formation of new Arab states in the aftermath of World War I: fascinating background to understanding contemporary events in the Middle East. Tutor: James Chiriyankandath.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00
Course Date: Sun 10 Mar 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore 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: £39.00Senior fee: £31.00Concession: £20.00
Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
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.
NOTE: Break week - no class session on Thursday, 30 May 2019. Tutor: Alison Appleby.Full fee: £189.00Senior fee: £151.00Concession: £83.00
Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetAn introduction to colonialism, on this interactive lecture-based course, we will cover: the imposition of colonialism, focusing on the Scramble for Africa and the main legacies of colonialism, a modernizing force or brutal exploitation that had devastating consequences for African development?Full fee: £109.00Senior fee: £87.00Concession: £48.00
Course Date: Fri 19 Jul 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore Muslim societies in modern times: the reception of modern ideas and institutions, the status of traditional practices, debates around the nation state, democracy, gender, identity, globalisation and extremism. Tutor: Farid Panjwani.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £22.00
Course Date: Wed 31 Oct 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis is not so much a course as a forum to explore late18th-20th century Europe (including Britain) through the lives of radical figures / thinkers.
NOTE: We will meet four times: 31 October, 5 December 2018; 20 February and 10 April
Our first text, The Life and Death of Mary Wollestonecraft by Claire Tomalin (reprinted Penguin, 2012), allows us to dip into the end of the 18th century and explore some of the ideas which laid the foundations for many future radical thinkers.
At the first session there will be distributed a list of other biographies the group may find useful in selecting future books to discuss. Also suggestions from the group will be very welcome. Please note before suggesting a
biography consider not only the biographer and subject but also the accessibility of the biography (availability, length, cost). Tutor: Carmel Elwell.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £59.00Concession: £26.00