Explore the rich and often turbulent history and culture of various regions and specific countries from around the world. Tutors will take students on a journey of discovery to the hidden gems of places familiar, near and far, from modern France (1900 onwards) to Latin America to India (from the 1500s).
Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street100 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 course explores how and why these two revolutions occurred. Tutor: Zoe Quinn.Full fee: £89.00Senior fee: £71.00Concession: £39.00
Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetIn 1900, there were numerous empires: some solely in Europe, others spanning Asia and other parts of the world. Why did some collapse and others expand as a result of the Great War?
[Break Week: NO CLASS SESSION ON Thursday, 24th May]. Tutor: Alison Appleby.Full fee: £179.00Senior fee: £143.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Tue 22 May 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThe 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).
[NOTE: further details about the course content to follow online from mid-January 2018]. Tutor: Gregor Davey.Full fee: £89.00Senior fee: £71.00Concession: £39.00
Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore how the ‘Grand Alliance’ of the USA, Britain and the USSR degenerated into a Cold War that divided Europe for forty years. See where the Cold War got hot in other parts of the world. Tutor: Alison Appleby.Full fee: £179.00Senior fee: £143.00Concession: £79.00