British studies

British Studies Courses Online & in London

Study the history, culture and politics of the British isles through the centuries and up to the present day.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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  1. ‘Goodbye to all that’: politics, culture and society in Britain, 1970-1979
    Course Date:  Mon 10 May 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This decade shaped late 20th century Britain. The course explores its significant political/economic challenges, major industrial disputes and fierce debates over EEC accession/devolution. Also explored are1970s culture (‘serious’ and ‘popular’) and wider social changes.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £70.00
  2. The Dis/united Kingdom: the relationship between the Four Nations, 1801-1998
    Course Date:  Tue 11 May 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    England dominated the United Kingdom from its formation (1801). The course explores how each of the other territories retained/developed a sense of national identity - from culture to terrorism- together with the government’s role and response.

    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 £111.00 Concession £61.00
  3. ‘Full steam ahead’: Britain’s railways in the Second World War
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 29 May 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    The course explores Britain’s railways’ national role from Evacuation through to Dunkirk, D-Day and beyond. Other aspects include the railways’ recruitment/deployment of women, response to invasion fears, the passenger experience, the Blackout and the Blitz.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £20.00
  4. The British in India
    Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 2 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    In the early 1600’s the East India Company set off on its first trading voyages to India with the consent of James I and Mughal rulers; by 1858 300 million Indians were living under crown rule. Why did India become the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of the British Empire and how was the continent viewed by the British in the 1800s?

    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 £39.00
  5. Life and times of George IV
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 6 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    George IV is remembered as the Prince Regent whose extravagance was matched by his good taste. Explore the tumultuous life and times of this fascinating monarch.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00
  6. The English Civil Wars - an introduction
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 12 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    On this one day workshop we will explore the Civil Wars of 1642-1651, which drew each of the three kingdoms of England & Wales, Scotland and Ireland into a series of ever-shifting alliances and conflict. How did these Civil Wars impact on England and what is their significance for British history?

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00

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