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

Understanding Manorial Records 1500-1900

  • Short courses
  • Sat 28 Oct 2017 to 29 Oct 2017
  • 9.45am Saturday - 3.00pm Sunday

Partition and the Making of India and Pakistan: Seventy Years On

  • Short courses
  • Sat 04 Nov 2017
  • 9:45am-5:00pm

De Gaulle: Reactionary or Visionary?

  • Short courses
  • Sat 11 Nov 2017
  • 9.45am - 5.00pm

Records of the Old Poor Law

  • Short courses
  • Sat 11 Nov 2017
  • 9.30am - 4.30pm