Carl Wade originally studied history at Jesus College, Cambridge. He has written and taught courses for OUDCE since 2004 in modern European and German history.
The Industrial Revolution was a seismic economic, social and political transformation. This course examines the development of these changes which spread throughout Europe between 1800 and 1914. It will establish its long-term impact on the world today.
Sir Winston Churchill, regarded as one of Britain's greatest statesmen, still provokes controversy and debate. The aim of this course is to study his life in detail, assess his successes and failures and to gain some insights into the complex personality.
This course seeks to explain why and how the First World War was fought, and to understand why its legacy remains relevant almost a century after it began.