This is the first of a three part series. These five lessons will examine how the British Empire emerged in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
It will look at key questions, such as the distinctiveness of British approaches to colonialism, the role of slavery in the development of British capitalism, the extraordinary activities of the East India Company, the growth of the settler Empire and the ‘scramble for Africa’. But the best news is that there is NO examination at the end.
As we expect demand to be high, Jonathan White, Head of History, has kindly agreed to teach the same 5 week course on two evenings:
Monday 19 February – Monday 18 March 2024 or
Wednesday 21 February – Wednesday 20 March 2024.
Gather from 6.30pm in the staff common room to meet your classmates over for a pre-drink. Classes are at 7-8.30pm.
To give everyone an equal chance, the 52 places ( 26 per session) will go to the first 52 people who email former parent, Gay Search, after 7.30pm on Monday 8 January at firstname.lastname@example.org stating your preferred evening. (Mon, Wed or Either)
The cost of the course is £125 ( to include wine) , with all profits divided between the LUS Bursary Fund and The Christian White Memorial Fund for research into brain cancer .