Guest Lectures & Debates
Develop a better understanding of issues facing the contemporary world – both nationally and internationally – and engage in informed discussion around our history and contemporary society.
Course Date: Mon 28 Oct 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetNapoleon had a huge impact on the French state and the French nation and many of his ideas and reforms were also adopted across Europe as a result of the French empire which Napoleon founded. Some of these developments were due to Napoleon himself and others emerged because of the systems he set up and the people he employed. Many of the changes he initiated have had long term effects which can be seen up until the current day. The course will examine some of these developments. Tutor: Gregor Davey.Full fee: £89.00Senior fee: £89.00Concession: £39.00
Course Date: Fri 1 Nov 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetNine years of austerity has changed Britain. We ask questions such as why are 21% of UK citizens living poverty? We will discuss the need for austerity: political choice or economic necessity?Full fee: £89.00Senior fee: £71.00Concession: £39.00
Course Date: Mon 4 Nov 2019
Location on this date: International HouseTypically, the past is often seen as ‘gone’, ‘a long time ago’ or even irrelevant. In contrast, this course promotes the idea that the past has a much stronger influence on how we—as individuals, families, communities, societies and in states as collective actors in international politics—think about not only the present but also the future.Full fee: £79.00Senior fee: £79.00Concession: £35.00
Course Date: Fri 31 Jan 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetWhat is a political myth? How do we spot propaganda? How can we tell 'real' news from 'fake news'? In this course we will look at a number of conceptual approaches to these subjects, and then begin to pick-apart a number of examples of each.Full fee: £139.00Senior fee: £111.00Concession: £61.00
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