Course title:
The General Strike Lecture
Tutor:
Cynthia Brown
Course ID:
C2345477
Start date:
06/10/2021
End date:
06/10/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Wed 06 Oct 2021 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 1
Total sessions: 1
Total number of classroom hours: 1
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 1
Date
Wed 06 Oct 2021
Times
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Hours
1
Total sessions:
1
Total number of classroom hours:
1
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
1
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
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Programme aims:
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£5.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
There is nothing that you need to bring.
Course aim:
To identify the origins of the General Strike in 1926, the response of national government and local authorities, and how far it succeeded in achieving its objectives.
Course description:
Just over 95 years ago, in May 1926, Britain experienced its first and so far only General Strike. It lasted only nine days, but in the words of one historian, it was 'a moment of drama in the lives of many people'. Millions of workers were locked out or called out to support those in dispute, while the armed forces and volunteers were used to maintain basic services. This lecture will place the General Strike in its wider historical context, exploring its origins, how it progressed, and the response of national and local authorities. It will consider how far it achieved its objectives, and some of its implications for industrial relations in the future.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Identify the origins of the General Strike and its objectives.
2. Give examples of the response of national and local government, and the general public.
3. Explain why the strike was called off after nine days.
4. Develop your skills of critical historical analysis.
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