World history

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).

  1. The impact of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war on contemporary politics

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The 1967 war between Israel and the Arabs was one of the defining moments in the politics of the modern Middle East. We will look at the history of the conflict leading up to the 1967 war, its impact on the region and on contemporary regional and global politics. Tutor: Noman Hanif.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £22.00

  2. Fascism and neo-Fascism

    Course Date: Wed 25 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This two-session evening course introduces you to the idea of fascism - as a form of leftwing nationalism, its origins, as well as its development as a response to Maxism. This short course will then examine what is meant by neo-fascism, its development arising in the post-WWII period.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £17.00

  3. Global political Islam

    Course Date: Wed 25 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Debates concerning Islam and its impact on global politics have come to dominate the contemporary political landscape. On this short course you will gain an understanding of the mindset upon which Islam and politics have been fused, and its role in contemporary Islamic thought and movement. Tutor: Noman Hanif.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £22.00

  4. Colombia: what future for the peace process after the May 2018 elections?

    Course Date: Thu 26 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Even though the initial peace accord between the government and the FARC guerrilla was rejected in a referendum, a revised version was rapidly adopted by parliament in December 2016. What did this new accord include? How is it being implemented? And what are the consequences of the results of the 2018 elections?
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £13.00

  5. Avoid or apply? Britain and European union, 1945-1975

    Course Date: Thu 9 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    ‘Never again!' European union was pursued after 1945 to maintain the peace. The course explores why, during 1945-1975, Britain supported the goal yet was divided over whether to join and, despite accession (1973), remain.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £13.00

  6. The Russian Revolution of 1917

    Course Date: Wed 12 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    101 years ago two revolutions swept through the Russian Empire. The second, October 1917, is a pivotal moment in modern world history, leading to the creation of the Soviet Union. This introductory interactive lecture course explores how and why these two revolutions occurred. Tutor: Zoe Quinn.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £39.00

  7. The Russian Civil War: 1917 - 1922

    Course Date: Wed 31 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The 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: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  8. The politics and society of contemporary India

    Course Date: Sun 18 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The 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: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  9. Late Medieval Spain: 1300 - 1500

    Course Date: Thu 21 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Through interactive lectures and discussions, this course aims to explain how the three religions of Christianity, Islam and Judaism interacted in the Iberian peninsula. It charts the dramatic social changes of the 14th century wrought by famine, plague and economic crises. At the same time, it studies the key political developments which led to the emergence of a united Spanish kingdom, the precursor to the Empire. Tutor: Michael Schraer.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £57.00

  10. 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

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