More British Prime Ministers

Ref: C2346827

This 8 week course will give you the opportunity to assess the achievements of British Prime Ministers between 1979 and 2019. You will do this in a variety of ways using imagery, historical sources and resources made specifically for the course. A range of activities (such as quizzes, accessing documents, watching short videos and whole class discussion will help you become engaged in a way that best suits you. You will be encouraged to chat and work with the other students in the group and to identify the "best minister" regardless of your political persuasion.

Course aim

To provide an opportunity to develop a good knowledge of British Prime Ministers between 1979 and 2019, to assess their respective achievements with a view to determine who was most outstanding during the period covered.

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:

  • Discuss the economic and social situation associated with the different Prime Ministers which are studied between 1979 and 2019
  • Assess and discuss a range of historical sources such as written documents, statistical information and visual sources
  • Judge the Prime Ministers of Great Britain between 1979 and 2019 using criteria drawn up by yourself and your peers
  • Name the Prime Ministers of Great Britain and the political parties they represented during the years studied.
  • Use the criteria developed, to ascertain if there is an overall Best Minister

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You don't need to bring anything to this course except an interest in political history and an enthusiasm to learn about Prime Ministers between 1979 and 2019. Suggested reading and tasks will be made but these are not compulsory. Your knowledge will be developed and extended during the course.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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More British Prime Ministers

Enrolment Conditions

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

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