Understand and gain a deeper knowledge and grounding in events and people both past and present that are having a significant influence on our present society. From Margaret Thatcher to the current Israel-Palestine conflict to the economic bumps experienced - immerse yourself in fascinating topics that continue to shape the modern world.
Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore the major issues that pose challenges to the global balance of power: security, the environment, energy and resources, migration, underdevelopment and the role of the state in handling global issues. Note: Break week - no class session on Tuesday, 12 February 2019. Tutor: Sebastien Ardouin.Full fee: £189.00Senior fee: £151.00Concession: £83.00
Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThe course will cover the historical evolution of French politics and society throughout the 20th and early 21st centuries, with an in-depth analysis of the key moments and issues that affected the country. Tutor: Sebastien Ardouin.Full fee: £179.00Senior fee: £179.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetContinue your exploration of current affairs through lively, informed discussion. Run as a tutor-moderated discussion group of current news events. This course follows on from 'Current affairs' but new students are welcome. Tutor: Michael Bloomfield.Full fee: £159.00Senior fee: £127.00Concession: £70.00
Course Date: Sun 17 Feb 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetIn November 1917, then Foreign Secretary, Arthur Balfour wrote a letter expressing the British government's support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine. This interactive lecture-based course will examine the context and content of the Declaration and the impact it had on Palestine post-WWI. Tutor: Noman Hanif.Full fee: £39.00Senior fee: £31.00Concession: £20.00
Course Date: Mon 18 Feb 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis course provides a short introduction to Japanese imperialism during the period between World War One and World War Two [1914 - 1945]. We will examine the idea of Japanese imperialism during the war and it’s acquisition of territories under a League of Nation’s mandate at the end of World War One; through to its domestic political-military issues of the 1930s leading to its demise at the end of World War Two.
Full fee: £109.00Senior fee: £87.00Concession: £48.00
Course Date: Thu 21 Feb 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetFollow the ascendancy of American power, from 1945 up to the Trump administration, through a history of wars, foreign interventions and “soft power”. This course is a broad survey of America’s changing place in the world, investigating the relationship between domestic and international politics. Tutor: Jack Gain.Full fee: £119.00Senior fee: £119.00Concession: £52.00
Course Date: Sat 23 Mar 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetIn 2019, sixty years after Fidel Castro's rebel army overthrew an American-backed dictatorship, the US and Cuba are at a cross-roads: the Castro era now over; the Trump administration threatening to return to a Cold War footing. This one day course will reveal how we got here — via sugar cane fires and exploding cigars. It will use photography, film clips and primary sources to bring to life the stories that made that that history — and to ask, what happens next? Tutor: Jack Gain.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00
Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetFive American Presidents (Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon) shaped the post-War world both in their own country and beyond. America changed hugely during the thirty years of their presidencies and each of them played an important part in that. In the same way, the Cold War and various conflicts shaped an emergence from historical isolationism to a truly global power.
NOTE: Break Week - no class session on 14/05/2019. Tutors: Mark Malcomson.Full fee: £79.00Senior fee: £79.00Concession: £35.00
Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetTrace the historical roots of this conflict emphasising the peace process of the 1990s - Madrid talks, Oslo agreement, Camp David talks and the recent Middle Eastern road map, as well as the latest developments on this stimulating interactive lecture course. Tutor: Noman Hanif.Full fee: £149.00Senior fee: £149.00Concession: £66.00
Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDo you want to find out more about the issues that impact people globally? Then join this couse for a lively, informed discussion about events that are shaping our world.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £59.00Concession: £26.00
Course Date: Sun 19 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetWhat is populism and how does it apply to America and Europe? An insightful short introduction to populism. Tutor: Dale Mineshima-Lowe.Full fee: £39.00Senior fee: £31.00Concession: £20.00
Course Date: Sat 1 Jun 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExamine the complex realities of the 'Arab Spring', the different outcomes emerging in the various Arab states and the aftermath, on this interactive lecture-based course. This interactive lecture course provides an insight into a rapidly changing situation with major implications for the 21st century. Tutor: James Chiriyankandath.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00
Course Date: Tue 11 Jun 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetIn 1973 Richard Morris identified the following seven figures as the key ‘Founding Fathers’: John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington. These men were leaders or the War of Independence/ American Revolution and had a large impact on the constitutional shape of the institutions of the new federal American state. Whilst they cooperated against the British each had a distinct set of ideas about the shape of the new nation. This course will explore these ideas and their practical effects.
We will examine: Washington; Franklin; Hamilton jay; Jefferson; Madison; and Adams; in turn then consider their collective impact. Tutor: Gregor Davey.Full fee: £119.00Senior fee: £119.00Concession: £52.00
Course Date: Mon 24 Jun 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetWe groan against the bosses, berate politicians, demonstrate against most aspects of the social system, and then humbly take our orders from above. Is obedience imprinted in our genes? How submissive must people be for society to function? In this short course we will discuss the politics of obedience – drawing on psychology, anthropology, history, and on political philosophy. Tutor: Christian Michel.Full fee: £89.00Senior fee: £89.00Concession: £39.00