Modern British History

Oriel College

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Modern British History

  • Host University

    Oriel College

  • Location

    Oxford, England

  • Area of Study

    British Studies, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    The course will introduce you to innovative new historical work being undertaken on Postwar British Culture. You will discuss the pivotal places in the cultural history of postwar Britain, such as Carnaby Street, the fashion centre and Mod capital of the 1960s; Abbey Road, where the Beatles recorded their pathbreaking albums ‘Abbey Road’ and ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’; and the London School of Economics, where the first student ‘sit-ins’ in Britain took place-and in fact, the crucible of the student revolution in 1960s’ Britain. The course will illuminate a period of recent British history when British culture was at the forefront of creative ideas and global influence.

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