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Psychology, Philosophy, Culture, History and Law

History - A History of Britain 1910-1936 NEW


Start date: 20th Sep 2022

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: £97

Day: Tuesday

Duration: 10 weeks

Tutor: Andy Ison

Course code: 22AU111

This course is for students with an interest in history in general and British or Monarchical history in particular

For the first session students will need an interest in history, an open mind, a desire to learn and a willingness to enquire and question

Additional Costs: None

The course aims: The course will offer an overview of political, social, economic and military developments in Britain during the reigns of King George V and King Edward VIII with particular focus on the Great War, Britain’s Empire and its role on the international stage, the Inter-war Years, the Great Crash and the Depression as well as the crucial events of 1936.

The course will cover:

Key stories about the royal family, politicians and leading figures from science, industry, literature and religion in this era with particular focus on:

By the end of the course students will have a deeper understanding of the key factors that affected Britain’s changing role and status within the international community, the importance of the Great War in shaping a changed Britain, the challenges that saw the creation of Northern Ireland, the values and goals that shaped responses to profound difficulties at home, the impact of major political and social changes with the ideas that shaped them, and the legacy of this era with its impact at the time and in the decades that followed

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Andy Ison

Andy Ison

Andrew Ison has been leading courses and delivering lectures for several years, covering a range of topics in History, Politics and Current Affairs. He has had two main careers, firstly as a Catholic Priest and secondly as a secondary school teacher. He has degrees in Economic History from the University of Durham and in Theology and Philosophy from the University of Comillas in Madrid. He also has a PGCE in History from the University of Warwick.
Andy is a story teller, analyst, thinker, questioner, connector and provocateur. He has spent most of his life trying to make sense of the world, occasionally making progress, by looking for patterns, asking questions and developing tentative answers. He has lived a varied life after working in parishes, schools, prisons, hospitals and youth work.

"In my teaching I aim to be interesting, creative and challenging, looking to enthuse students and to encourage debate. I believe we all learn best when we are engaged with the subject, when we care and feel some passion for it, see its relevance to our own experiences and feel a connection with those who are or were involved. Stories, images, maps and debate all play key roles in these classes so that understanding is added to knowledge."

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