Your offer holder day is a great opportunity to experience our impressive classroom facilities for yourself. You can also find out about your module options, meet your tutors, chat to our students and meet other applicants.
To find out more about your taster session, select the date you wish to attend that’s available for your degree programme and read the information in the drop down boxes below:
Saturday 4 February, 11.30am – 4.00pm for BA (Hons) History
Multilingualism in Early Medieval Britain with Dr Lindy Brady
What languages did people speak in Britain before the Norman Conquest, and why does it matter? How did travellers, traders, and wandering poets communicate with those they encountered on their journeys? How did people learn second and third languages in the medieval period, anyway? In this interactive taster session, we’ll explore the rich linguistic landscape of Pre-Norman Britain, considering how a multilingual environment shaped the lives of medieval individuals at every level of the social scale. We’ll also examine the lives of saints and scholars, kings and captives, exiles and outlaws; whilst studying a fascinating array of multilingual texts and manuscripts that show the multifaceted foundations of English literary heritage in its oldest form.
Wednesday 22 February, 1.30pm – 6.00pm for BA (Hons) History
Refugee Crises, Old And New with Dr Daniel Gordon
From Afghanistan to Calais, refugees are today’s news, and all too often dehumanised. But are current refugee movements, and public responses to them, as unprecedented as media coverage suggests? This interactive session will give you a taster of the BA History option Migration and Mobility in Contemporary European History, by examining the history of refugee crises from 1939 to the present day. From Spain in 1939 to Hungary in 1956, from Berlin in 1961 to Marseilles in 1962, from Kenya in 1968 via Bosnia in 1992 to Syria in 2015, together we will ask why some refugee movements have produced moral panics in Western Europe while others have not.
We’ll also investigate how past refugee crises are remembered, and sometimes forgotten, in the present, by looking at how the heritage industry has attempted to memorialise sites of refugee arrival, using illustrated examples from France and the UK. This session aims to develop your skills as critically engaged citizens of tomorrow, at the intersection between the academic study of History and its application to the real world
Saturday 18 March, 10.00am – 3.00pm for BA (Hons) History and Politics
- Saturday 18 March, 10.00am – 3.00pm
As this is a joint honours programme, you will have the opportunity to attend two separate hour long sessions on your offer holder day.
Please check the session information on this page for BA (Hons) History for an idea of what this subject tasters could include. Information for politics will be available soon.
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