Course Code: 3XAT10A20
Start Date: 16/09/2020Day of the Week:
Length in weeks: 10
Time: 10.00 - 12.00 noon
This course examines a period of both enormous change and conservatism as revolutions by stealth occur in many fields in this this new Elizabethan Age. Losing its role along with its empire, Britain drifts towards affluence and then almost to bankruptcy. Politics is rocked by political scandal, the ‘Troubles’ and foreign war. Industrial strife causes Britain to be nicknamed the ‘Sick man of Europe’. But musically, Beatle Mania and Cock Rock make headlines across the world. Socially, changes include the end of the death penalty, women’s lib and commonwealth immigration. Science and engineering developments feature such diverse achievements as Concorde and test tube babies. The 70s close with the election of Britain’s first woman prime minister.