British Studies Courses in London

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

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our online courses.

For a limited time you can enjoy 20% off our online courses with a start date from 1 September 2020 using discount code: NEWONLINE. (Terms & Conditions apply )

To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera. Many classes use Google Classroom.

  1. Innovators: meet the Victorians

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 23 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    What did the Victorians do for us? Taking a different topic each week, we will explore a range of scientific developments in the period, including in medicine, engineering, public health, and crime and punishment.

    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

  2. Art, image and history in Anglo-Saxon England

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 24 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore important and intriguing examples of Anglo-Saxon art from A.D. 600 to 1100. Beginning with the Sutton Hoo Treasure, the course concludes with the Bayeux Tapestry.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £74.00

  3. Britain: Industry and protest in the 1800s

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 4 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online


    How did the working classes adapt to the industrial revolution of the 1800s? Shifting demographics, the rise of industry, child labour and the role of women in the industrial sphere are all themes we will explore on this course, together with public protests against wages and living conditions.

    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

  4. The changing British voter: Taking back control?

    Course Date: Thu 12 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    The outcome of the General Election of 2019 was unimaginable even a few months previously, with the Conservatives taking seats that were solidly Labour since their creation in the early twentieth century. What explains this change? Will it last? What does it mean for the other parties? We shall explore the changing way Britain has voted over the last seventy years and sketch how not just the British voter, but British society, has changed in a few generations.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £35.00

  5. Out of sight - life in the Victorian workhouse, prison and lunatic asylum

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 4 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    These institutions were familiar but less so the daily lives of those inside them. We explore aspects of inmates’ day-to-day existence, the rationale for the policies and approaches adopted, and some of the changes made in the Victorian era.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £15.00

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