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. British foreign policy: 1945-1976

    Course Date: Tue 2 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Examine the state of British foreign policy, looking at policy in relation to Europe, America and the Middle East during the period of 1945-1976.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £30.00

  2. British foreign policy: Thatcher - Cameron; photo of David Cameron by Tom Evans

    British foreign policy: Thatcher - Cameron

    Course Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Examine the state of British foreign policy, looking at policy and key events in relation to Europe, America and the Middle East during the British governments from Thatcher to Cameron.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £30.00

  3. Migrations through the ages: has migration really changed from the 19th century to the 21st century?

    Course Date: Mon 8 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Migration as presented on the news is but a small part of this complex topic. Explore the history and politics of modern migrations from the 19th century of empires to the changing world in the 20th century (America's First Great Migration, impact of WWI and WWII partition of India) to contemporary migration trends and issues today.

    NOTE: this course will incorporate the option of individual study/research outside of class.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £57.00

  4. More current affairs

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017 (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'. Run as a tutor-moderated discussion group of current news events. New students welcome.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £52.00

  5. Politics/history day: the rise of people movements

    Course Date: Sat 20 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Social movements have a long history around the world, but over the past few years we have seen a significant rise. The day provides an opportunity to hear about, explore and discuss some of the key ideas of contemporary social movements, with speakers focusing on the changing landscape of 'people movements'.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  6. 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

  7. Understanding the Israel-Palestine conflict

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017
    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.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £52.00

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