History including local and social history


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

Plato's Atlantis

  • Short courses
  • Mon 08 Jan 2018
  • 7:30-9:30pm 10 meetings

The City of Oxford 1850-1914

  • Short courses
  • Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Mon 19 Mar 2018
  • 7:00-9:00pm 10 meetings

Europe of the Dictators (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 10 Jan 2018 to 23 Mar 2018

The Later Stuarts: From the Restoration to Queen Anne

  • Short courses
  • Thu 11 Jan 2018 to Thu 22 Mar 2018
  • 10:00am-12:00pm 10 meetings

Henry VIII (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Mon 15 Jan 2018 to 06 Apr 2018