Part Three of our survey of Britain and its empire 1500-2000 covers the “retreat” from Empire after 1945. This 5-week course looks at the impact of WWII on the Empire and domestic conditions. We also consider the impact of war upon Asia, focusing upon Indian Independence in 1947 and its knock-on effects. We then turn to decolonisation in the Middle East from the late 1940s and Africa from the mid-1950s. Finally, we look at the other decolonisations in Malaya, Cyprus, the West Indies and Hong Kong. We will also examine some legacies of empire, not least whether the British Isles can be viewed as the last colonial zone empire. Will Brexit trigger a final “retreat” from empire, and will this include decolonizing the “empire of the mind”?
Day: Tuesday Time: 10 am – 12 noon
5 weeks, 20th April – 18th May 2021
Online Learning Environment: Zoom
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Please send your MANCENT booking form with accompanying payment to the address below. If you prefer to pay through BACS, please contact the lecturer for further particulars.
Contact details: Alan Sennett
136 Gawsworth Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8UQ
telephone: 01625 665031 or 07812 772 682