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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This course is part of the Summer Programme 2022.

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.

This course explores the wider themes challenging UK politics. It begins by exploring how the British see themselves, locating this in the crucible of the post-War world. It explores British political culture and how this is shaped by the media - including the tabloid newspapers. The course then explores leadership in British politics, with case studies of charismatic leaders such as Thatcher and Blair. We will explore identity politics and populism, and the rise of a sentiment of anti-politics. Finally, we will look at Britain’s changing place in the world, and how this will shape the country’s future.



Course dates

10 Jul 2022 to 16 Jul 2022

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

26 Jun 2022

Course director


Summer Programme
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

Credits dependent on home institution

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code