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History, Art History and Culture

2018 sees Marlborough College commemorate the final year of the Great War; a period of history that holds a great deal of poignant significance for the College. 749 of the College community gave their lives in the devastating conflict. As such, appropriate courses are available on the subject as are an array of other fascinating and engaging historical and cultural topics.

 

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Art on the Edge

Art on the Edge

COURSE No. 108

TUTOR: Avis Lloyd

On this stimulating course, you will explore the art and architecture which mark the divisions of time and space; divisions which may be real and physical, or imaginary and conceptual. Starting with the art of liminal places, such as the elaborate portals of the 12thcentury Renaissance, you will explore the many ideas behind this fascinating subject. Moving between periods, you will...

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Crusades: 1095 to the Present

Crusades: 1095 to the Present

New for 2018

COURSE No. 135

TUTOR: Christopher Moule

'Crusade' is one of the most loaded, used and misused historical terms. From the initial armed pilgrimage of 1095-99 to the subsequently cancelled anti-litter crusade of Belfast in 2017, it has proved itself extraordinarily adaptable. In its sociopolitical sense it carries special relevance in our vexed world and is frequently, and often anachronistically, employed to explain any number of issues. This course...

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Fin de Siècle Paris: a Belle Ėpoque?

Fin de Siècle Paris: a Belle Ėpoque?

New for 2018

COURSE No. 136

TUTOR: Alexandra Ormerod

Paris revelled in a Belle Époque at the end of the turbulent 19th century. The city was the stage for two World Fairs, an 'endroit' of creative exchange for artists, writers and intellectuals, a place of technological and scientific progress. Belle Époque Paris was the entertainment capital of the world and from the exuberance of the cabarets of Montmartre to the opulence...

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Against the Grain: Radical Thought and Action in Britain 1815 to 1914

Against the Grain: Radical Thought and Action in Britain 1815 to 1914

New for 2018

COURSE No. 137

TUTOR: Peter Street

This course explores certain key radical social, economic, political and cultural ideas, action and legislation of 19th and early 20thcentury Britain. Topics covered include the struggles for constitutional change, notably the campaigns for universal suffrage and wider access to education, especially for women. Similarly considered are challenges to mainstream ideas relating to economic policy, politics and property rights, reappraisals in religion and scientific...

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England: Reluctant European

England: Reluctant European

COURSE No. 138

TUTOR: Michael Hart

Until 1500, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian and Norman-French links tied England firmly to the continent. The Tudor Reformation was a first Brexit, but by defying Catholic Europe, England automatically became a leader of Protestant Europe. A second Brexit, 19thcentury 'splendid isolation' did not survive the Boer War. Ultimately, economic and security interests always led back to the continent. However, the unique and...

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Politics, Society and Cultures in the Southern United States

Politics, Society and Cultures in the Southern United States

COURSE No. 139

TUTOR: William Sheward

This course examines the contemporary cultures of the southern United States in historical context. The South is, perhaps, the most clearly defined region of the US in its inhabitants' sense of place and connection with the past. What does it mean to be a 'Southerner' in a time of significant demographic, political and social change? You will examine antebellum Southern society and trace...

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Five Centuries of British Art

Five Centuries of British Art

New for 2018

COURSE No. 140

TUTOR: Wayne Bennett

This course will provide an overview of British Art from the 16th through to the end of the 20th century. Along the way, you will encounter individual painters, sculptors, patrons, collectors, art institutions and important cultural phenomena such as The Grand Tour, Romanticism, the Pre-Raphaelites and Modernism. Accepting that the ideas and the careers of some artists spread untidily across the turn...

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You The Jury: Casebook Number Four

You The Jury: Casebook Number Four

New for 2018

COURSE No. 141-148

TUTOR: Diane Janes

This popular course returns with fresh cases for your consideration. Each day, you will be looking at a real life murder or suspected murder which occurred in England between 1900 and 1975. You the jury will consider the evidence, reach your own verdict and then decide whether or not justice was well served by the historical outcome. The cases have all been...

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