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 Empire Strikes Back: Napoleon III and the Second Empire

  • Short courses, Lecture series
  • Fri 25 Oct 2019 to 06 Dec 2019
  • 11.00am - 12.30pm

Harold Wilson and the Modernisation of Britain in the 1960s

  • Short courses
  • Sat 02 Nov 2019
  • 10.00am - 5.00pm

Family, Kin and Community: Reconstitution Techniques for Local Historians

  • Short courses
  • Sat 23 Nov 2019 to 24 Nov 2019
  • 9.45am Sat - 3.30pm Sun

Ethnic and Religious Conflicts

  • Short courses
  • Sat 11 Jan 2020
  • 9.45am - 5.00pm

Britain and Its Empire (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 15 Jan 2020 to 27 Mar 2020