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: Wed 12 Sep 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street101 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: £89.00Senior fee: £71.00Concession: £39.00
Course Date: Sat 20 Oct 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis day course will deliver an interactive-lecture on the British Raj, Colonial rule and the impact this had on Indian nationalism. Tutor: James Chiriyankandath.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00
Course Date: Wed 31 Oct 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis is not so much a course as a forum to explore late18th-20th century Europe (including Britain) through the lives of radical figures / thinkers.
NOTE: We will meet four times: 31 October, 5 December 2018; 20 February and 10 April
Our first text, The Life and Death of Mary Wollestonecraft by Claire Tomalin (reprinted Penguin, 2012), allows us to dip into the end of the 18th century and explore some of the ideas which laid the foundations for many future radical thinkers.
At the first session there will be distributed a list of other biographies the group may find useful in selecting future books to discuss. Also suggestions from the group will be very welcome. Please note before suggesting a
biography consider not only the biographer and subject but also the accessibility of the biography (availability, length, cost). Tutor: Carmel Elwell.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £59.00Concession: £26.00
Course Date: Wed 31 Oct 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). Tutor: Gregor Davey.Full fee: £89.00Senior fee: £89.00Concession: £39.00
Course Date: Sun 18 Nov 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThe structure of Indian society, its colonial heritage, and the fabric of India's rich cultural history have shaped, and in
turn have been shaped by, the politics and economic changes over the centuries - telling the rich story of how contemporary India came to be. We will examine contemporary India through its politics and society in this interactive lecture day-course. Tutor: James Chiriyankandath.Full fee: £39.00Senior fee: £31.00Concession: £20.00
Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis course will examine the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire - exploring its rich history and the complexity of its culture, society and politics.
Note: Further details for this course will be made available in late October/early November 2018.Full fee: £179.00Senior fee: £179.00Concession: £90.00
Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetBoth defeated and victorious countries saw their empires collapse in the years following the Second World War. We look at how this happened and how new kinds of empire emerged in the aftermath.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £159.00Concession: £88.00
Course Date: Sat 26 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis interactive-lecture day course will trace the growth of Arab nationalism in the decaying Ottoman Empire and the formation of new Arab states in the aftermath of World War I: fascinating background to understanding contemporary events in the Middle East. Tutor: James Chiriyankandath.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00
Course Date: Sun 10 Mar 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore secular Arab nationalism under the leadership of Nasser, in the aftermath of WWII and the foundation of Israel on this interactive lecture-based course. Look at why Arabs turned to political Islam after the 'failure of secular nationalism'. Tutor: James Chiriyankandath.Full fee: £39.00Senior fee: £31.00Concession: £20.00
Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
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: £189.00Senior fee: £151.00Concession: £83.00
Course Date: Tue 2 Oct 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThrough discussion of selected biographies we will explore in depth key individuals in 20th Century world history , their legacy and the era in which they lived. The first class will discuss Citizen Clem (2016) by John Bew- the winner of both the Orwell and Elizabeth Longford prizes.
NOTE: This course consists of four sessions on 2 October, 27 November, 15 January and 26 February.Full fee: £79.00Senior fee: £63.00Concession: £35.00