History and politics

Courses in this section delve into a wide range of historical periods, exploring the political turbulence and relationships at their core. From the Ottomans, to WWI and WWII, to the current conflicts in Africa and the Middle-East - classes provide insight and knowledge on the most significant events in our history and as well as other intriguing, unique topics.
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  1. France in revolution: 1789 to 1799

    France in revolution: 1789 to 1799

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In 1789 ordinary French people successfully rebelled against the absolute monarchy and privileged nobility. However, the struggle over the social and political system which would replace the Ancien Regime would divide both France and Europe.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £57.00

  2. From ‘Tingel Tangal’, to Gaultier’s ‘The One - Grand Show’: a cultural-historical exploration of Berlin's cabaret scene

    Course Date: Sat 4 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about Berlin’s legendary cabaret scene via a cultural-historical exploration of the city, from the 19th century to the present day, examining the literature, art, fashion, film, philosophy and social movements that shaped Berlin cabaret and its mythology.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  3. How the British fell in love with curry

    Course Date: Fri 24 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how the curry we eat today is a result of over 200 years of history, social change and imperialism. With a brief overview of the British Empire in India, we look in particular at what ‘foreign’ foods the British ate in India, how these exotic foods were brought to Britain and what early Indian food in England was like through old recipes and adaptations.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £13.00

  4. Refugees and asylum seekers: the dilemmas and challenges

    Course Date: Mon 27 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The topic of refugees and asylum seekers has been a constant in the media recently, but what do these terms really mean? We explore how people are classified as refugees or asylum seekers, the image versus reality, placing this within a context and view of these groups across different countries.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  5. The story of Warsaw: literature of the city

    Course Date: Fri 24 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the city’s tumultuous history, from the 19th century to the present day, through novels, memoirs, poetry, stories and plays by its most exalted literary figures, Singer, Milosz, Swir, Prus, Bialoszewski, Konwicki and many others.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £44.00

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