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. A taste of history

    Course Date: Mon 11 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This taster session will introduce you to history and politics courses here at City Lit. Enjoy learning a bit about history and its relation to current political events.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £5.00

  2. British foreign policy in the 19th century

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Much is currently being written and discussed about Britain’s role in the world. This course starts from the premise

    that the best way to understand how British foreign policy will adapt in the present context, is to examine it's history: specifically, the 19th century, where British Ministers made decisions in an age where technological, political, and economic forces brought challenges and opportunities at an unprecedented scale. Tutor: James Nation.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  3. Current affairs

    Course Date: Wed 20 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to find out more about the issues in the news? Enrol early for lively, informed discussion on current events in Britain and the world. Tutor: Michael Bloomfield.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £66.00

  4. First wave feminists and the First World War

    Course Date: Sat 17 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For four years British women were mobilised in unprecedented numbers to support the war effort; joining the civilian workforce, aiding recruitment and nursing the wounded. This course presents less familiar narratives of women who resisted the war, schisms within the suffrage movement, an international peace conference and concepts of equality that went beyond the vote. Tutor: Simon Colbeck.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  5. Global inequalities and consumer society

    Course Date: Mon 4 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A sociological look at power and divisions. Examine the relationship between institutions and inequalities, focusing on such issues as race, gender, class and disability. Tutor: Christina Julios.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  6. Global issues of the 21st century

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course explores some of the major issues that pose challenges to the global balance of power: transnational terrorism, the environment, human and energy security issues, technology in the changing world, inequality & underdevelopment, and the state's role in a 'globalising' world. Tutor: Dale Mineshima-Lowe.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  7. How the British government works

    Course Date: Thu 21 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to British government and an exploration of the changes and challenges amongst the major political institutions: the executive, the legislature and the supreme court. Tutor: Hywel Nelson.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  8. Latin America today: key issues and challenges

    Course Date: Wed 20 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Embark on a journey across the Atlantic and learn about Latin America. We'll discuss some of the key issues, with specific countries as a case study for each issue, to develop our understanding of this complex continent. Tutor: Sebastien Ardouin.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

  9. Migration, displacement and belonging

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    2015 saw the largest movement of people to and within Europe since the Second World War. This course draws on contemporary research in the social sciences to examine the experiences and struggles of migrants, and look at how migration raises important questions of belonging. Tutor: Miranda Iossifidis.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

  10. Modern France: politics, society and culture since 1900

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    (Re)discover France, its complex politics, changing society and vibrant culture by analysing and discussing some of the key moments in the country's recent history in a course richly illustrated by texts and period photographs. Tutor: Sebastien Ardouin.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £61.00

  11. More current affairs

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue your exploration of current affairs through lively, informed discussion. Run as a tutor-moderated discussion group of current news events. This course follows on from 'Current affairs' but new students are welcome. Tutor: Michael Bloomfield.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £61.00

  12. Politics day: the rise of social movements

    Course Date: Sat 14 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the forces behind the extraordinary rise of social movements in recent years, from the Arab Spring and its aftermath to emergent women's movements across the globe. Our special, one-off study day will feature an array of City Lit tutors and special guests from leading institutions.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  13. Refugees and asylum seekers: the dilemmas and challenges

    Course Date: Thu 15 Feb 2018
    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. Tutor: Mark McQuinn.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

  14. Riots, resistance and social change

    Course Date: Wed 8 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We will examine social inequalities and question how and why people have used different forms of protest and social action to bring about change. Tutor: Miranda Iossifidis.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  15. The Balfour Declaration

    Course Date: Sat 4 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In November 1917, then Foreign Secretary, Arthur Balfour wrote a letter expressing the British government’s support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine. This course will examine the context and content of the Declaration and the impact it had on Palestine post-WWI. Tutor: Noman Hanif.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

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