British & Irish history

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.

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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, we've got the class for you. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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  1. Britain: The rise of the Institution : the workhouse, the prison and the asylum
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ellen Carpenter
    Join us for a four-week course in which we will explore the history of three key institutions – the workhouse, the asylum and the prison. Why did institutions become so systematic in the 1800s and what was life like for people who lived and worked in them?



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £45.00
  2. 'A plague on both thy houses': the Wars of the Roses
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 8 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vanessa King
    After Larry Olivier’s / Kenneth Branagh’s victory at Agincourt, it was downhill for England until the advent of the Tudors! We explode that Shakespearian myth.



    There is no class on 3/7/23 however a guided walk with be organised for 1/7/23. Further information will be provided by the tutor.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £110.00
    Rating:
    40% of 100
  3. Victorian Women
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 15 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ellen Carpenter
    Meek, willing, subservient – this is the traditional stereotype most often associated with women in the Victorian era. How did Victorian women really live, work and love and what were the social challenges that they faced?



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £70.00
  4. Living and dying in 14th century England
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vanessa King
    Was it a poker or prayer that killed Edward II? His great-grandson, Richard II, produced the first English cookery book and yet he was also deposed and murdered. Were his recipes that bad?



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £110.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  5. Britain: Politics and Protest in the 1800s
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ellen Carpenter
    The 1800s witnessed significant change in political life in Britain, including the rise of flamboyant ‘radical’ politicians, pubic protest movements like Chartism and the emergence of the trade union movement. Equally importantly, the 1800’s also witnessed the emergence of a women’s suffrage movement.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £70.00

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