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

The Victorian Village School

  • Short courses
  • Sat 24 Feb 2018
  • 9:45am-4:30pm

Filming the Georgians: The 18th Century in Film and TV

  • Short courses
  • Sat 03 Mar 2018
  • 9:45am-5:30pm

Customs in Common

  • Short courses
  • Sat 17 Mar 2018
  • 9.30am - 5.00pm (approx)

Inspired by Jazz-Age Paris

  • Short courses
  • Sat 24 Mar 2018
  • 9:30am-4:45pm

Women's Suffrage in Britain and the USA 1848-1928

  • Short courses
  • Mon 09 Apr 2018 to Mon 25 Jun 2018
  • 10:30am-12:30pm 10 meetings