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Apr 3
OpenTALKS: John Slight ‘British Imperialist Visions of Islamic States’

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 16:30 to 17:30

Berrill Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall, The Open University, MK7 6AA

Lecture 4 imageThis talk will explain how Britain’s imperial attempts to manipulate Islam in the nineteenth century ultimately failed.

May 15
OpenTALKS: Anna Plassart ‘Reimagining Democracy: Lessons from The French Revolution’

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 16:30 to 17:30

KMi Podium, Top Floor, Berrill Building, Walton Hall, The Open University, MK7 6AA

Lecture 5 imageFor many people looking on, France’s descent into violence illustrated the dangers of democratic and populist politics.

Previous Events


OpenTALKS: Richard Marsden ‘National Histories and National Identities; British Devolution Past and Future’

Lecture 3 imageIn this talk, Dr Richard Marsden will explore how changing ideas about the past have contributed to the unprecedented existential challenges now facing the British state.


OpenTALKS: Neil Younger ‘Making This Realm of England an Empire: The Tudors, Europe and The Reformation’

Lecture 2 imageThis talk will consider whether relations between Tudor England and Europe in the sixteenth century can offer any lessons for remaking our relationship with Europe in the twenty-first.


OpenTALKS: Luc-Andre Brunet 'With Europe, But Not of It? Why Britain Joined The European Community'

Lecture 1 imageWhen the European Community was set up in 1958, Britain declined to join. By 1961, however, the British Government had completely reversed that position.


International Women's Day Talk: War, Women and the Gypsy Caravan

As part of PRONI’s programme to mark the anniversary of suffrage for women and International Women’s Day, Dr Janice Holmes will deliver a presentation about the first female police officers in Ireland.


Crime, Policing and Technology in the 20th Century Seminar

On Friday 10th November 2017, the International Centre for the History of Crime, Policing and Justice at the Open University will be hosting the next in its regular seminar series.  Four papers will be presented; programme details are given on the booking form.


Forging Europe: Vichy France and the origins of the European Union

Hosted by LSE IDEAS and The Open University, in this lecture, Luc-André Brunet explains continuities from the wartime Vichy regime to the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the forerunner to today’s European Union, and what this means for current debates about Europe.


History WW1 Seminar: Civilian Experiences and Home Fronts in the First World War

History WW1 Seminar: Civilian Experiences and Home Fronts in the First World War.


Criminal Justice History Seminar

The Open University’s criminal justice history centre, (the ICPCJH) is holding the latest in its series of criminal justice history seminars on Friday 24 March 2017.

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