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Autumn Term

Introduction (weeks 1-2)

Week 1: Introduction: Representing the Seventies

Week 2: The Big Picture: Placing the 1970s in the Writing of Modern British History

Frameworks (weeks 3-5)

Week 3: Politics and the Nation: Crisis or Renewal?

Week 4: Society and Economy: Decline or Progress?

Week 5: Morality and Culture: A Permissive Society?

Week 6: Reading Week

Case Studies (weeks 7-15)

Week 7: Stand Up and be Counted: Popular Culture and the Idea of National Crisis

Week 8: From New Society to No Society

Submission of 1500 word essay

Week 9: On Campus: Students, Universities and the New Society

Week 10: In Two Minds: Madness, Gender, and the Politics of the Personal

Spring Term

Week 11: Workers, Capitalists and Consumers

Week 12: The Little Red Schoolbook: Childhood, Sex, and Social Revolution

Week 13: Race and Culture

Week 14: The European Referendum: Lessons from the Prehistory of Brexit

Week 15: Winter of Discontent: Myth, Reality, Memory and Representation

Week 16: Reading Week

Submission of Case Studies / Primary Source Essay (3000 words)

Synthesis (weeks 17-20)

Week 17: Emotional Life

Week 18: Living Space

Week 19: Economic Life

Week 20: A Nation in Crisis?

Summer Term

Week 21: Synthesis Essay Workshop

Submission of Synthesis Essay (3000 words)