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The Workshop of the World! Britain 1830 - 1880

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The Workshop of the World! Britain 1830 - 1880 After the defeat of Napoleon Britain was an unrivalled world power. It was the wealthiest and most industrialized of nations, with colonial possessions stretching around the globe and a Navy unequalled on the high seas. Revolution had been defeated at home and the emerging middle class were enfranchised in 1832; the scene was set for the expansion and confidence of the Victorian Age.

Date: Saturday 20th October 2018 (Day School)
Location: Woodbridge Museum, St. Mary's House, Market Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4LP
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: Mrs. Anne Merrett, 18. Bury Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1LF
Tel: 01396 - 438572
Email: Anne Merrett

 

Wider Still and Wider! Britain 1880 - 1914

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Wider Still and Wider! Britain 1880 - 1914 Sean Lang and Andrew Lacey are sharing this day concerned with Britain's imperial 'high noon!' It was Benjamin Disraeli who committed Britain to a policy of unrestricted imperial expansion. What began as a policy for political advantage soon became an article of faith as the British came to believe they had a right to rule the world. Disraeli's 'forward' policy saw success in Egypt and the Balkans, but it led to disaster in Zululand and Afghanistan. Further disaster followed when, hungry for land and gold, Britain tried to take over the Dutch 'Boer' republics in South Africa. When war came in 1899 the British were woefully unprepared and they resorted to tactics that remain bitterly controversial to this day.

Britain's imperial pretensions were also frustrated nearer home: in Ireland. The period witnessed Gladstone's repeated efforts to bring in Home Rule, efforts which nearly split the Liberal Party and which, by 1914, had not only brought Ireland to the brink of civil war but created Ulster Unionism. This was also the first era of mass democracy, mass education and the beginnings of state-sponsored social welfare; we will explore some of the implications of these momentous social changes from votes for women to the rise of Labour.

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Sean Lang is Senior Lecturer in History at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, where he specializes in the history of the British Empire.
Andrew Lacey is well known to attendees at the Woodbridge Day Schools and has been teaching in adult education for over 25 years.

Date: Saturday 16th March 2019 (Day School)
Location: Woodbridge Museum, St. Mary's House, Market Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4LP
Tutor: Sean Land and Andrew Lacey
Contact: Mrs. Anne Merrett, 18 Bury Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1LF
Tel: 01396 - 438572
Email: Anne Merrett

 
Stalin and the Soviet Union

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Stalin and the Soviet Union This short course will explore the life and times of Joseph Stalin and his impact upon the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. We will consider Stalin's rise to power in the 1920s, industrialization and terror in the 1930s, the Second World War, Soviet expansion after 1945 and the Cold War. In the arts we will explore the development of Socialist Realism and we will end by discussing Stalin's role, and the system he created, in the eventual fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s.

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Date: 25th - 27th March 2019 (3 Day Course)
Location: Higham Hall, Cumbria, UK
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CB13 9SH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1768 - 776276
Fax: +44 (0) 1768 - 776013
Email: Higham Hall
Website: Higham Hall Course Details

 
Hitler and Nazi Germany

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Hitler and Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler strides across the history of the twentieth century like a colossus. He changed the lives of most Europeans during his years in power and we continue to live with the positive and negative implications of his defeat in 1945. It was Hitler who created and dominated the Nazi party; Hitler who revitalized Germany after the chaos of defeat and economic collapse; Hitler who unleashed the Second World War; Hitler who ultimately bears the responsibility for the deaths of millions through war and genocide.

Finding definitive answers to the enigma of Hitler and Nazism is not easy, but this course will provide an introduction to his life and the movement he founded. As we go through the course, we will consider the questions: why was Hitler so popular, and how could it happen?

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Date: 27th - 29th March 2019 (3 Day Course)
Location: Higham Hall, Cumbria, UK
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CB13 9SH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1768 - 776276
Fax: +44 (0) 1768 - 776013
Email: Higham Hall
Website: Higham Hall Course Details

 

'Attributes of a Victory' - Britain at War 1939 - 1941

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'Attributes of a Victory' - Britain at War 1939 - 1941 On the 4th June, 1940, Winston Churchill warned the House of Commons and the British people not to assign the 'attributes of a victory' to the Dunkirk evacuation; 'wars,' he warned, 'are not won by evacuations.' Churchill's words remind us that for much of this period the future of Great Britain hung in the balance and that from June 1940 until June 1941 Britain faced the might of Nazi Germany alone.

How did the British people respond to war in 1939? How did they cope with defeat in France, the threat of invasion and the Blitz? How serious were the debates about negotiating with Hitler in late May 1940? These are some of the questions we will consider during this course dedicated to the men and women, the leaders and the led during Britain's 'finest hour.'

Date: 26th - 28th July 2019 (Weekend Course)
Location: Madingley Hall, Cambridge.
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridge, CB23 8AQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 746222
Email: The University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education
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The Holy Roman Empire 800 AD to 1806 - The Thousand-Year Reich

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The Holy Roman Empire 800 AD to 1806 - The Thousand-Year Reich The Holy Roman Empire began as an attempt to restore the Roman Empire in western Europe as a Christian (a Holy) Roman Empire. A vision of the unity between sacred and secular remained at the heart of the Empire's understanding of itself until its dissolution.

We will consider the unique constitutional structures of the Empire which enabled it to weather such crises as the Reformation, the Thirty Years War and the threat posed by Louis XIV and the Ottoman Turks, as well as the Empire's cultural and artistic achievements. The Empire's passing has left a legacy which may still be relevant to the future of Europe.

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Date: 3rd - 10th August 2019. One Week Course
Location: Rewley House, Wellington Square, Oxford, UK
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: University of Oxford Summer School for Adults (OUSSA) Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 270396 / 270427
Email: University of Oxford Summer School for Adults   
Website: University of Oxford Summer School for Adults Course Details

 

'Attributes of a Victory' - Britain at War 1939 - 1941

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'Attributes of a Victory' - Britain at War 1939 - 1941 On the 4th June, 1940, Winston Churchill warned the House of Commons and the British people not to assign the 'attributes of a victory' to the Dunkirk evacuation; 'wars,' he stated, 'are not won by evacuations.' Churchill's words remind us that for much of this period the future of Great Britain hung in the balance and that from June 1940 until June 1941 Britain faced the might of Nazi Germany alone.

How did the British people respond to war in 1939? How did they cope with defeat in France, the threat of invasion and the Blitz? How serious were the debates about negotiating with Hitler in late May 1940? These are some of the questions we will consider during this course dedicated to the men and women, the leaders and the led during Britain's 'finest hour.'

Date: 25th - 27th September 2019 (Three Day Course)
Location: Higham Hall, Cumbria, UK
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CB13 9SH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1768 - 776276
Fax: +44 (0) 1768 - 776013
Email: Higham Hall
Website:  Higham Hall Course Details

 

D-Day 1944: The Assault Upon Hitler's Europe

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D-Day 1944: The Assault upon Hitler's Europe The D-Day landings of the 6th June 1944 were the largest amphibious operation ever undertaken, even Stalin was impressed! Two years in the planning, dependant on the weather and with no guarantee of success, the successful allied landings on the Normandy beaches marked one of the great turning points of World War II.

This course will explore the preparation of Operation Overlord, the assault on the beaches on the 6th June, the attempts to break out from the bridgehead, the ferocious resistance of the Germans and the fate of the French caught in the cross-fire. Having secured Normandy, we will end with the the allies advancing into France, an advance which culminated in the liberation of Paris in the second half of August.

Dates: 27th - 29th September 2019 (Three Day Course)
Location: Higham Hall, Cumbria, UK
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CB13 9SH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1768 - 776276
Fax: +44 (0) 1768 - 776013
Email:  Higham Hall
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