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Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (GMT)

The one-day history MA with King's College London

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The one-day history MA with King's College London   more info Mar 21, 2020 £119.00 £6.02
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Gain unprecedented access to lectures at King's College London and spend an enjoyable day soaking up insights from leading historians.

Please note this is a general interest course taught by leading academics from King’s College London; it is not an accredited degree.

Whether you miss your university days or you never got the chance to go, this unique day of talks will give you unmissable access to lectures at King's College London's prestigious history department.

Listen to history masterclasses over the course of the day, delivered by leading academics - all within the stunning Grade II-listed Bush House on the university's central Strand campus.

Learn about the history of democracy, migration, religion, gender, capitalism and much, much more. Book now and bring a friend to take advantage of our two-ticket offer - an incredible saving of £39.


  • What is the point of politics? with Dr Hannah Dawson: What do we want from the state? Thomas Hobbes gave an answer in the 17th century that reverberates to this day: he said that we give up our liberty in exchange for security. Other theorists disagreed. This class will take you on a whistle-stop tour of the history of political thought, examining key ideas about the proper purposes and limits of the state.
  • Philosemitism and antisemitism in history with Dr Adam Sutcliffe: This session will explore the long and complicated history of the multiple cultural, religious and economic associations with Jews in western culture. In this session, led by a specialist on European Jewish history, we will analyse the histories of antisemitism and philosemitism, and ask: what lessons can we draw for the protection of cultural pluralism?
  • West Africa, from the slave trade to revolution with Toby Green: Since the early 19th century, Western stereotypes have portrayed Africa as the "continent without history" - a perception that has endured to this day. In this session, you will explore new research and discoveries that show how African history provides a fundemental new perspective to understanding world history today.
  • Napoleon's empire with Dr Michael Rowe: In this session, you will learn about the extent and diversity of Napoleon's empire, the "civilising mission" of France, the collaborators and guerrillas, and Napoleon's ambiguous legacy.
  • Health scepticism with Dr Caitjan Gainty: Throughout history, medical sceptics have refused to comply with conventional medical and public health views. In this session, you will explore the doubt, cynicism, suspicion and distrust that have accompanied medical practice from the mid-20th century to the present day. You will discover new insights into the critical role that doubt has played in the formation of our current medical practice.

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Bush House
King's College London
Strand Campus
WC2B 4BG London
United Kingdom

Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (GMT)

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