This is a once-off free taster lecture offered as part of our Taster Week January 2024.
In the years following World War II, many countries gained their independence, marking the era of decolonisation. In this talk we will explore what caused the break-up of the long-established British Empire. From India gaining its independence, the British departing from Malaya and Britain's hurried exit from Palestine to the decolonisation of Britain's African colonies from the 1950s, we will consider the factors that helped bring about the end of the British Empire and ask what legacy Britain left for these newly independent countries.
|18 Jan 2024||Sessions:
|12:00||Level 1 James Joyce Library Building, Belfield, Dublin 4||Add to Basket|
Dr Sarah Feehan earned her PhD from UCD. She has previously taught courses on American foreign policy, the Vietnam War and a history of the American presidency. Her research interests include American political history and foreign policy, British foreign policy and Britain and the Commonwealth.