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New Courses for this term

 Get into the swing of brand new things...

Life and looks... 

Step back in time to see the office, the home, and the fashion of London's past 

We have three new things on offer in our London courses this term.

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Daily Life in London (1900—1960) 

Using historic archive materials including photographs, postcards and ephemera this courses explores the daily lives and experiences of ordinary Londoners across the first fifty years of the 20th century... 

Office Girls and City Gents (1900—1980) 

Discover the daily routines of clerks, typists and secretaries in a halfday course that explores how the working lives of these men and women changes during a transformative period in British history... 

Fashion Street — The Making and Wearing of Clothes in London’s East End 

This one day course is an opportunity to discover the social history of fashion and shopping in the East End through expert talks and practical exercises. Students explore local enterprise using a range of fashion-related items from our special collections including Victorian advertising ephemera...




Fighting Talk

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Discover the Spanish Civil War

Find out more about this pivotal twentieth-century conflict through expert tuition and hands-on access to original 1930s material from our special collections in a new one-day course...

An Introduction to Irish History

Combining expert tuition with opportunities to handle original source materials from our special collections, this new course provides an accessible introduction to the complex social and political history of twentieth-century Ireland...

...and a flock of fresh films

Film Studies - The Greatest Films Ever Made - 2

An introduction to some classic films, include Stanley Kubrick’s 2001, Federico Fellini’s 8½ and John Ford’s The Searchers. These films have been voted amongst the best of all time in a prestigious poll of film critics and film-makers...

Film Studies - Introducing Powell & Pressburger

An introduction to the great artists of British cinema, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, creators of some of the most visually stunning and inventive films in the history of British production...

Film Studies - American Indie Movies

An introduction to hip, quirky and inventive films by maverick directors. Through an historical survey, this course explores various definitions and practices of American independent cinema and looks at the work of selected film-makers, including John Cassavetes, Jim Jarmusch and the Coen brothers...



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