Britain in the Sixties

Ref: C2422694

The course will look at the main features of the 'permissive society' and social reforms of the 1960s. The course will also explain how London became the fashion and music capital of the world in the 60s. Finally the course will review Britain's changing role in the world in the context of the Cold War and its loss of Empire

Course aim

The course will highlight the main social and political themes of Britain in the Sixties as well as Britain's role in the Cold War

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • An understanding of the main feature of the 'Permissive Society' and youth culture in the 1960s
  • An understanding of the main political developments in Britain in the 1960s
  • An understanding of Britain's changing role in the world in the 1960s in relation to the Cold War
  • An understanding of how the loss of Empire contributed to Britain's international role as a global power

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Britain in the Sixties

Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • 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 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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