British & Irish History
Courses Online & In London
Study the history, culture and politics of the British isles through the centuries and up to the present day.
Courses available both in-person and online
We offer a range of courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, you’ll receive the same great City Lit experience. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.
- Oliver Cromwell and IrelandCourse start date: Sat 10 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ellen CarpenterThis is a one day workshop focussing on Irish politics during the English Civil War, Oliver Cromwell’s controversial military campaigns, and Ireland during the Protectorate.Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
- 'Your neighbour has flown': The Cambridge Spy RingCourse start date: Sat 1 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ellen CarpenterOn this weekend workshop we will explore the significance of the Cambridge Spy Ring for British Cold War history. What prompted men like Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, Donald MacLean and the Queen’s art historian Anthony Blunt to betray their country’s secrets to the USSR and what were the repercussions for Britain and the British intelligence services?Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
- Scottish history: Robert the BruceCourse start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ellen CarpenterJoin us for this one-day workshop to explore the life, battles and fortunes of the warrior Scottish king and national hero, Robert the Bruce. Why is the Bruce such an enduring icon in Scottish popular culture and what can his life, politics and kingship teach us about power and Scottish politics in the early 1300s?Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
- The life of James I/VI: court, sexuality & powerCourse start date: Sat 11 Nov 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ellen CarpenterOn this one-day workshop we will explore the life, loves and times of James VI/James I, from his traumatic childhood in Reformation Scotland following the abdication of his mother, Mary Queen of Scots, through to his succession of the English crown and his remarkably peaceful reign in England.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
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