As Britain leaves the European Union in 2019, its relations with erstwhile European partners must adjust to a new context in which Macron’s France is emerging as the principal interlocuteur. A valued defence and security partner, France is also a potential rival for coveted financial services business. But this mixture of partnership and rivalry has been at the heart of Anglo-French relations for centuries. The course begins with a brief survey of conflicts in the medieval and early modern eras, before focusing on key episodes in the history of the two nations during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Imperial rivalries were replaced by a period of harmony following the ‘Entente Cordiale’ (1904), only for tensions to resurface when both nations sought divergent paths after their alliance in two world wars. ‘Sweet enemies’ is an apt phrase to encapsulate the unique blend of friendship and mistrust which has characterised the Anglo-French relationship. Can this history offer a guide as to how far Britain’s place in Europe in the 21st century may be shaped by present and future ties with its neighbour?
Programme Fee (No Accommodation - inc. Tuition, Lunch & Dinner): £820.00
Programme Fee (Standard Single Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1430.00
Programme Fee (Standard Twin Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1200.00
Programme Fee (Superior Single Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1540.00
Programme Fee (Superior Twin Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1295.00
Sheila Tremlett is a Senior Associate Tutor in the Department for Continuing Education, where she teaches modern European and British history. She has researched and written on Anglo-French relations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The course aims to explore key moments in the shared historical experience of British and French nations and peoples, and to consider the possible impact of this background on both their future bilateral, and intra-European, relationships.
- To provide sound factual knowledge of the history of Anglo-French relations, mainly in the modern era;
- To explore causes and consequences of conflicted attitudes to the Anglo-French relationship on both sides of the Channel;
- To examine and discuss the relevant historiography;
All summer school courses are taught through group seminars and individual tutorials. Students also conduct private study when not in class and there is a well stocked library at OUDCE to support individual research needs.
By the end of the course students will be expected to@
- have acquired knowledge and understanding of key episodes in the history of Anglo-French relations
- have gained insight into some reasons for – and results of – the ambivalent nature of the relationship, at both official and popular levels
- be able to debate, both orally and in writing, major historical arguments relevant to the subject
Students are assessed during the summer school by either a 1500 word written assignment or a presentation supported by individual documentation. To successfully gain credit (10 CATS points) students should attend all classes and complete the on-course assignment. There is also a pre-course assignment of 1000 words set. Although this does not count towards credit, it is seen as an important way of developing a student's ideas and therefore its completion is mandatory.
Early enrolment is advised as many courses fill before February.
- Prospective students may enrol online by navigating to the desired course page and then clicking the 'apply online' link at the bottom of that page.
- Closing Date:
Enrolments will be accepted up to 1 May 2019.
- Online enrolments require payment in full at the time of registering.
Enrolment by Post, Fax or Email attachment
- Those who do not wish to register online or who have specific requirements (e.g. disabled suite accommodation) should contact the Programme Administrator directly.
- They should complete the application form, link below, and send it to the Programme Administrator (address shown below).
- Although we try to honour students' first choice of course, sometimes a course fills-up rapidly. Please therefore indicate a second choice of course on your application form.
- Confirmation will be sent to you with an invoice which may be paid either online or by bank transfer, credit/debit card or cheque/banker`s draft.
- Closing Date:
- Enrolments will be accepted up to 1st May 2019
- Participants are required to pay the full fee within 30 days of the invoice date.
English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language you must supply suitable evidence (an original certificate that is not more than two years old and issued by a responsible body) that you have reached the Standard overall score, plus the additional requirement before you may be offered a place.
Confirmation and Further Information
Successful enrolments will be confirmed automatically.
The full description of the course, which includes recommended prior reading, is available on the website.
- A 'Further Information' email will be sent to you within 3 days of your online enrolment. This is important, as it contains the details of the essays you need to write. If you do not receive it, check your junk mail folder and then email us.
Enrolment by Post, Fax or Email attachment
Confirmation of your registration will be sent by email (or post if you do not use email), along with a copy of the full description of the course, which includes recommended reading.
- A 'Confirmation of Enrolment' email will be sent to you within 3 days of your online enrolment. This is important, as it contains the details of the essays you need to write and your invoice. If you do not receive it, check your junk mail folder and then email us.
Joining Notes/Travel Advice Notes which provide information on how to get to Rewley House, arrival and departure times etc will be made available on our website. Those who enrolled through the Programme Administrator, and hence may not have access to the Web, will receive a printed copy by post when available.
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