History including local and social history

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Short courses for the public

The broad sweep of courses in history encompasses British and European history from the decline of the Roman era to the present day, the ancient world, Asia and the far east and the Americas. Local and social history courses concentrate on cultural and social aspects of history, on different strata of society, and on teaching you to do research using local and national archives. 

Many of our courses can be studied for credit which means they can count towards a recognised qualification, such as our Undergraduate Certificate of Higher Education.


Upcoming courses

British Intelligence and the Refugees from Nazism

  • Short courses
  • Sat 09 Jun 2018
  • 9:45am-5:00pm

The Oak in Natural History, History and Literature

  • Short courses
  • Sat 16 Jun 2018
  • 9:45am-5:00pm

Mathematics and Patronage

  • Short courses
  • Sat 23 Jun 2018
  • 9:30am-5:00pm

Britain and Its Empire (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 12 Sep 2018 to 23 Nov 2018

The Wars of The Roses: Power, Politics and Personalities (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 12 Sep 2018 to 23 Nov 2018