A History of Opposition to Fascism

Ref: C3841826

By studying the history of opposition to fascist movements in Britain this course will inform discussions of the movements opposing racism and fascism across Europe today

Course aim

This course will examine the history of the movements that have opposed fascism in Britain; from Oswald Mosley and the British Union of Fascists in the 1930's, to the National Front and the BNP more recently.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Discuss responses to Mosley and the BUF
  • Discuss the anti fascism of the Anti Nazi League
  • Discuss opposition to racism and fascism today

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • Not a series of formal lectures, the course is taught mainly through group discussion and exploration of the topic following a tutor presentation

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Ongoing tutor feedback, online feedback, mid term review of learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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A History of Opposition to Fascism


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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
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