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History and Local History

History and Local History

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Educating Liverpool (Monday 6:30 - 8:30 PM)

Description

This course will look at the development of education and schooling across Liverpool and Merseyside over the past 500 years. There were schools established here from the sixteenth century. As the city began to expand rapidly in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, the need for education for all from the poorest to the most wealthy did too. In addition to learning about broader developments in education, we will look at some schools and some educators in more detail.
There will be opportunities for students to pursue their own interests.

Number of Meetings

6

Course Leader

Rachel Rick

CRN 25018/HIST000

Course Fees

Course Fee: Full Fee: £78| Concession: £39

Click here for information on our fee bands https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/continuing-education/enrolment-info/

Attendee CategoryCost   
1. Full fee£78.00[Read More]
2. Concession fee£39.00[Read More]
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Ireland and the Left in an Age of Revolution - Constance Markievicz (Tuesday 7-9pm)

Description

Constance Markievicz, ‘The Red Countess’ was born to one of Ireland’s leading Anglo-Irish families, the Gore-Booths. Yet her life was marked by a rejection of comfort, privilege and position. Both she and her sister, Eve Gore-Booth, became involved in radical politics and she played a leading role in the Irish Citizen Army and was the only women sentenced to death (commuted to life imprisonment) for her role in the Easter Rising. She was also the first woman to be elected to the House of Commons and the first female cabinet minister in the pre-independence Irish government. Throughout her life, Constance Markievicz refused to be defined by restrictions of gender or class and, for that, attracted much criticism and many detractors. However, Sean O’Casey, not one of her greatest admirers, said of her: "One thing she had in abundance — physical courage; with that she was clothed as with a garment”.

Number of Meetings

1

Course Leader

Dr Patrick Murphy 

CRN 25023/IRIS000

Course Fees

Course Fee: Standard Fee: £20

Click here for information on our fee bands https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/continuing-education/enrolment-info/

Attendee CategoryCost   
1. Full fee£20.00[Read More]
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Ireland and the Left in an Age of Revolution - James Connolly (Tuesday 7-9pm)

Description

James Connolly is an iconic figure in Irish nationalism, known as much for the manner of his death following the Easter Rising as for his political accomplishments. For Connolly, independence was about far more than breaking the link with Britain. He opposed conservative nationalism, arguing that for the working-class “a change from Toryism to Sinn Feinism would simply be a change from the devil they do know to the devil they do not.” But in the end, he and the Citizen Army he led, joined with nationalists in a rebellion that led to the kind of independence he had feared and predicted. Yet, his searing analysis of the limitations and the debilitating effect of nationalism has stood the test of time.

Number of Meetings

1

Course Leader

Dr Patrick Murphy 

CRN 25022/IRIS000

Course Fees

Course Fee: Standard Fee: £20

Click here for information on our fee bands https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/continuing-education/enrolment-info/

Attendee CategoryCost   
1. Full fee£20.00[Read More]
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Ireland and the Left in an Age of Revolution - Peadar O'Donnell (Tuesday 7-9pm)

Description

Peadar O’Donnell was a a republican, revolutionary socialist, intellectual and writer. He was politically active from a young age, as an organiser for the Irish Transport and General Workers Union. He went on to become an IRA leader in the War of Independence and on the anti-Treaty side in the Civil War, and later a founding member of the Republican Congress, an attempt to forge a socialist republican movement. He was a prolific writer and journalist and produced memoirs, novels, and edited 'The Bell', a literary journal which led the intellectual assault on the insular and conservative society which evolved after independence. His prison memoir 'The Gates Flew Open' is one of the most widely read books of the period. O’Donnell was a rebel to the end, leaving instructions for his funeral that there were to be "no priests, no politicians and no pomp".

Number of Meetings

1

Course Leader

Dr Patrick Murphy 

CRN 25024/IRIS000

Course Fees

Course Fee: Standard Fee: £20

Click here for information on our fee bands https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/continuing-education/enrolment-info/

Attendee CategoryCost   
1. Full fee£20.00[Read More]
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The History of the Northern Irish Peace Process 1985-2010 (Wednesday 6-8PM)

Description

This course is both an introduction to the main events of the Northern Irish peace process and to the wider discussion about its origins, significance, and implications. During the course we will consider the aims and objectives of the main political actors such as governments, parties, and paramilitary groups, and assess how far they have achieved their objectives during the peace process. The course will also discuss how the politics of the peace process have been defined and understood, both by participants and observers, and whether developments in Northern Ireland really can act as a model for dealing with political conflicts in other societies. During the course you will also be introduced to some of the main theoretical explanations of peace processes and what this wider debate tells us about the future of Northern Ireland.

Number of Meetings

10

Course Leader

Dr Kevin Bean

CRN 25021/IRIS000

Course Fees

Course Fee: Standard Fee: £130 | Concession fee: £65

Click here for information on our fee bands https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/continuing-education/enrolment-info/

Attendee CategoryCost   
1. Full fee£130.00[Read More]
2. Concession fee£65.00[Read More]
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In Search of Equality: Feminisms in the 1970s (Thursday 6-8PM)

Description

The history of feminism can be likened to a ‘mosaic’ with each collective, individual or period adding a tile to the broader movement.

In this course, we will focus on the so-called ‘Second Wave’ feminisms of the 1970s. We will explore this period’s progressive ideas, by both men and women, and demonstrate how 1970s Second Wave feminisms have laid many of the tiles that allow us to edge ever closer to a bigger, more inclusive and diverse mosaic.

Number of Meetings

5

Course Leader

Kerrie McGiveron

CRN 25016/HIST000

Course Fees

Course Fee: Standard Fee: £65| Concession Fee: £33

Click here for information on our fee bands https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/continuing-education/enrolment-info/

Attendee CategoryCost   
1. Full fee£65.00[Read More]
2. Concession fee£33.00[Read More]
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Legacies of Surrealism since 1945 (Thursday 7-9PM)

Description

Despite rumours of their death, Surrealism and Dada have continued to exert their influence in the decades since World War Two. In this module we trace a range of their offshoots, including the ‘Politics of Eros’, the Beats, the Situationists, Oulipo, Anti-Psychiatry, Psychedelia, Psych et Po, and Punk, through to Culture-Jamming, Occupy and beyond.

Number of Meetings

10

Course Leader

David Rice

CRN 25017/HIST000

Course Fees

Course Fee: Standard Fee: £130| Concession Fee: £65

Click here for information on our fee bands https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/continuing-education/enrolment-info/

Attendee CategoryCost   
1. Full fee£130.00[Read More]
2. Concession fee£65.00[Read More]
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Picasso’s Muses (Friday 10:30am - 12:30pm)

Description

According to Dora Maar, whenever a new woman entered Picasso’s life, everything changed: his circle of friends, his home, his pets and most importantly, his visual language. This course aims to introduce students to the life and work of Pablo Picasso within the context of twentieth century art history, and with particular focus on his female subjects, many of whom, such as Maar, were also practising artists.

Number of Meetings

5

Course Leader

Julie Robson

CRN 25019/HIST000

Course Fees

Course Fee: Standard Fee: £65| Concession: £33

Click here for information on our fee bands https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/continuing-education/enrolment-info/

Attendee CategoryCost   
1. Full fee£65.00[Read More]
2. Concession fee£33.00[Read More]