Modern History Courses in London
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: 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 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 political philosophy. Tutor: Christian Michel.Full fee: £89.00Senior fee: £89.00Concession: £39.00
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