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Lecture Notes

Schedule of Lectures

Autumn Term
1. The Problem with Britain
2. An Imperial People?
3. ‘National Decline’, Reproduction and the State in Edwardian Britain
4. The Great War
5. Mass Culture and Popular Pastimes in Interwar Society
6. Reading Week
7. Politics and Everyday Life in Interwar Society
8. Research and Sources for the Long Essay
9. The People’s War?
10. The Welfare State

Spring Term
11. The Affluent Society
12. The Permissive Society
13. Decolonisation and Immigration
14. Race and Racism in Multi-Cultural Britain
15. The Rise and Fall of the Working Class
16. Reading Week
17. ‘New’ Social Movements After 1989
18. The ‘Break-Up of Britain’: Devolution, the EU and Brexit
19. Trip to the Birmingham ‘Back to Backs’
20. Heritage, Nostalgia, and Public Memory

Summer Term
21. Revision lecture and seminar
22. Revision seminar