New: Mutiny To Windrush

This course explores Britain's relationship with its Empire from the outbreak of rebellion in India to Commonwealth emigration into Britain. A detailed study of the expansion of the Empire up to the early 1920s would be followed by an investigation into the retreat from Empire and Britain's post-War relationship with its former colonies. This would include independence movements within the Empire and immigration to Britain.

Who is this course for

No previous knowledge necessary, though students may well be aware of recent Windrush news.

What does this course cover

By the end of the course students will have a knowledge and understanding of: the expansion of the Empire in India, Africa, the Middle East and other parts of the world; relations with indigenous peoples; attitudes to imperialism in Britain; colonial policy and administration; decolonization and post-colonial ties.

What will it be like

A mix of interactive powerpoint lecturing, incorporating short video extracts, and a range of student activities. These include reading and reflecting on primary and secondary sources, sorting exercises (pair and group work), analysis of photographs and artwork, discussion.

What else do you need to buy or do

Bring pen and paper for notes.

What this course could lead to

Student's can explore other courses in History. Tutor to advise

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