European Studies Courses in London

From emperors to émigrés, revolutions to superpowers, look at the events that shaped and are shaping modern Europe. With the continent’s rich history of conflicts, cultures and coalitions – courses offer detail into the most significant events and periods in European history.

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  1. Charles V

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the ruler of much of sixteenth century Europe and the Americas. Charles V battled in vain against the rise of Protestantism and the Ottomans. An enigmatic man, he would relinquish everything and end his days in prayer.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  2. The Russian Revolution of 1917

    Course Date: Tue 28 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Just over a 100 years ago two revolutions swept through the Russian Empire. The second, October 1917, is a pivotal moment in modern world history, leading to the creation of the Soviet Union. This introductory interactive lecture course explores how and why these two revolutions occurred. Tutor: Zoe Quinn.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £39.00

  3. Mystics and reformers from Antiquity to the Middle Ages

    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What constitutes a holy man/woman? How did theses outstanding individuals influence not only their peers but people in later centuries? Tutor: Michael Bloomfield.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £96.00

  4. History of ideas: The Enlightenment and the modern state - the illusion of freedom

    Course Date: Fri 1 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A society planned through an enlightened, rational state was supposed to abolish tyranny, poverty and injustice but instead laid the foundations for 20th century totalitarianisms, what went wrong?
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £96.00

  5. Fraternal twins: comparing Italian Fascism and National Socialism

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Course taught by Rudolf Muhs. Full outline will be available shortly.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  6. Politics, society and culture in Weimar Germany (1918-1933)

    Course Date: Fri 15 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Course tutor is Rudolf Muhs. Full course outline available shortly.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. Habsburg Spain: religion, inquisition and warfare

    Course Date: Thu 21 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How the Habsburg rulers, including Phillip II, turned Spain into a major European and global power and the standard-bearer for Catholicism during the Reformation, fighting Protestantism in England and the Low countries.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £35.00

  8. The Russian Civil War: 1917-1922

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Russian civil war (1917 - 1922) took place in the immediate aftermath of the Russian Revolutions of 1917. While

    many factions vied to determine the course of Russia's future, the two largest groups were the Red Army (led by Lenin) and the White Armies (led by former officers of the Tsarist state). Tutor: Gregor Davey.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  9. Spain in the twentieth century

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Civil war, dictatorship and democracy – how Spain’s past, present and future clashed on key issues including democracy, fascism, Catalan separatism, conservatism and the Catholic church and the drive for modernisation.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £35.00

  10. The Medieval Apocalypse: visions of the End

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How did our medieval ancestors explain the End Times? We look at texts and illustrations to see how the End of the World was imagined and identify the warning signs that fostered a number of (luckily false) predictions! Tutor: Vanessa King.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  11. Modern France: from de Gaulle and the Resistance to Macron

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 22 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    (Re)discover France's complex politics during the Fourth and Fifth Republics, and the social challenges and tensions the country faced both at times of growth and modernisation and of crisis and doubts.

    Course tutor: Sebastien Ardouin. Course tutor: Sebastien Ardouin.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £48.00

  12. The Knights Templar

    Course Date: Fri 31 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Disentangling fact from fiction is not easy thanks to Dan Brown and The De Vinci Code. So bin your copy and learn the truth about this remarkable Order of Knights. Tutor: Vanessa King

    Tutor Bio: Vanessa King is a medieval historian and has taught history and history of art for Birkbeck and

    Goldsmiths Colleges, University of London since 1999. She also teaches for the WEA and the Mary Ward Centre.

    Vanessa has published several articles focussing on Domesday Studies and more recently on the impact of the

    Black Death on fourteenth century England. She is currently engaged in writing a book on medieval queenship.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £26.00

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