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.

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  1. A social history of Europe in 11 paintings: 1400-1900

    Course Date: Fri 5 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We will explore the historical setting of key paintings with a musical theme by artists ranging from Fra Angelico to Zoffany. The course includes a visit to the National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £74.00

  2. France: empire, colonisation and slavery from 1789

    Course Date: Tue 10 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how France lost its first empire in the eighteenth century and acquired a new one in the 19th century. Examine issues of slavery, colonisation and the move towards the independence of French colonial territories. [Note: this course is taught by Pamela Pilbeam].
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £70.00

  3. Political biography reading group: European history 1750-1900

    Course Date: Tue 4 Oct 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Through discussion of selected biographies we will explore in depth key individuals in European history, their legacy and the era in which they lived. The first class will discuss Ruth Scurr's (2007) Fatal Purity: Robespierre and the French Revolution. Please read the full course outline below for more details.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £30.00

  4. The fall & rise of empires in the 20th century: Part 1

    Course Date: Thu 12 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In 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?
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  5. The fall & rise of empires in the 20th century: part 2

    Course Date: Thu 4 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Both 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. There is no class on the 8th June.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £70.00

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