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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

This course is part of the International Summer Programme 2023.

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.

The climactic war of the European landgrab in late 19th-century Africa was not between Europeans and Africans, but between the British and the South African Boers – the ‘white tribe of Africa’. But why did two peoples with so much apparently in common embark on such a disastrous war? The answer lies in an epic tale of conquest, settlement, provocation, trickery, deception, exploitation, shattered ideals and warfare that stretches across the century and takes in the Xhosa, Amazulu and Matabele peoples, as well as individuals like Theophilus Shepstone, King Cetshwayo, Cecil Rhodes and Paul Kruger. 


Course dates

23 Jul 2023 to 29 Jul 2023

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

25 Jun 2023

Course director


International Summer Programme
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

Credits dependent on home institution

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code