World History Courses in London

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).

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

  1. Rise and Fall of Empires: 1940 – 1989

    Course Date: Wed 23 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Both victorious and defeated powers saw their empires dwindle as a consequences of the Second World War. This course looks at the fall of these empires in the period 1940-1991 and also at how the Cold War led to new spheres of influence and opportunities for domination, and the factors that gave rise to these.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  2. Political biography reading group

    Course Date: Tue 29 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Through discussion of selected biographies we will explore in depth key individuals in world history , their legacy and the era in which they lived.The first class will discuss Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton (2017).

    NOTE: This course consists of four sessions on the following dates: 29 September, 24 November, 12 January and 23 February.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £30.00

  3. History and memory in popular culture

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 3 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn how societies around the world engage with their pasts through popular culture. Exploring shows and films such as Downton Abby, Black Adder, Monthy Python, and Peaky Blinders.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  4. The Cold War

    Course Date: Fri 9 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Cold War history courses often adopt chronological or geographic approaches, tying in with either broader Western or narrower national narratives from 1945 to 1989. Instead, this course explores the Cold War through a range of themes that address this globally pivotal moment in time, and looks forward to the Cold War's relevance in the present and future.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  5. The Ottoman Empire

    Course Date: Mon 12 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    The course will cover the history of the Ottoman Empire and its legacies in the modern Middle East.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £57.00

  6. China in the 19th century

    Course Date: Mon 19 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course explores the rise of ‘modern’ China during the late Qing dynasty (1644-1912) and explores the internal and external forces within China and how events shaped its international standing, in particular in Britain.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £70.00

  7. The Ottoman Empire and the Western Powers: politics, archaeology and the public imagination

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 21 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course covers the Ottoman Empire and the Western Powers from the 18th to the early 20th century. An overview of the political history of the Ottoman Empire will provide the background to exploring the importance of archaeology in the construction of empire and nation in the Ottoman and Western public imagination.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £57.00

  8. The use and abuse of history in 20th century wars and conflicts

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Following an introduction to 20th century memory politics around the world, the session explores memory politics before and during war and conflict on the one hand, and memory politics, reconciliation and trauma after war and conflict on the other.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  9. A taste of world history

    Course Date: Fri 25 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    What is world history? How is it different from other ways of understanding history? Through an exploration of fossil fuels' impact on world history (and future), you will get a taste of what it means to study world history.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

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