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History - A History of Modern Germany, 1870-2006 NEW


Start date: 21st Sep 2021

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: £97

Day: Wednesday

Duration: 10 weeks

Tutor: Andy Ison

Course code: 22AU112

This course is for anyone with an interest in European and World History, Germany and German Culture

For the first session students will need an open mind and a desire to learn

Additional Costs: N/A

The course aims:

The course will cover the history of Modern Germany since its unification in 1871 down to the reunification of 1993. Given Germany’s particular importance in British history, this course hopes to offer a broader and deeper understanding of the key events, characters and values that have shaped the most powerful country in Western Europe.

By the end of the course students will have a greater understanding of the complex, important and troubled history of a hugely important nation.

The Course will cover:

Background: An overview of the Holy Roman Empire, the role of Martin Luther and religious division, the Thirty Years’ War, the impact of Napoleon Bonaparte, the rise of Prussia, the revolutions of 1848 and other key moments


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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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