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This course is part of the History Summer Programme.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

From its origins and early problems, including the Berlin Blockade, we assess some of the main flashpoints, such as the Korean War, the invasion of Hungary, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. We consider why they occurred, their seriousness and their consequences and examine the events leading to the end of the Cold War.


Course dates

23 Jul 2018 to 27 Jul 2018

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

09 Jul 2018

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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