Into the 1960s (Part 1)

Ref: C2423219

The course will provide students with an insight into the main social and political events that defined Britain in the 60s. It will also explore Britain's changing role in the Cold War world

Course aim

To provide an overview of the main political and social events that characterised Britain in the 1960s

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 political events in Britain in the 1960s
  • Understanding how why there was a social revolution in Britain in the 60s and how social legislation reflected these changes
  • Understand how Britain became the centre of youth culture in relation to fashion, the Arts and music in the 60s
  • Understand how the Cold War manifested itself in the 60s looking at the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Invasion of Czechoslovakia

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

No previous knowledge or reading needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Into the 1960s (Part 1)

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This course is only available as part of this programme.


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

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