History Inc and History-Plus are dedicated to excellence of teaching and we demonstrate this through the range and diversity of our team of Tutors, whose combined expertise and experience ensure that each lecture has an informed quality. Thus, History Inc Day Schools and Courses are aimed at developing specific political themes at local, national and international levels within a designated time frame, helping the student to gain a deeper understanding and insight of well-known historical events.  Listed opposite are some of the in-depth historical topics delivered by the History Inc team in recent years.

Past History

Yesterday’s Events - Today’s History

History Inc started life as an informal association of four tutors who agreed, in Spring 2002, to provide an extended course for the Imperial War Museum North, on the collective theme of the impact of war on the Twentieth Century. Their agreed approach was to provide in-depth analyses of major Twentieth Century conflicts, at local, national and international levels, which included the development of distinct political, social, economic and technological themes impacting upon the global community. Their combined expertise enabled them to develop this collective approach, which facilitated a growing flexibility and appeal to a wide range of students of history. The success of this initial course led to the formation of a permanent teaching consortium, which gradually extended its operations to include the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Manchester, the Wilmslow Guild, the Lamb Guild, the Workers’ Educational Association Northwest, as well as individual venues arranged and organised by the four tutors themselves. Additionally, each tutor maintains his own schedule of individual teaching contracts. In Summer 2006, History Inc. introduced extended day schools, aimed at the intensive examination of specific historical themes within fixed time periods. A new departure was introduced in 2010, whereby the day schools were shortened and a thematic approach was adopted. Abandoning a strictly chronological approach enabled the tutors to present new material in areas not previously attempted. This new approach allowed individual tutors to present highly specialised material, reflecting their individual research interests. Additionally, in Spring 2015, students started to receive regular updates via email, apprising them of upcoming courses and day schools. Finally, the History Inc. Newsletter will be avalable on the Online Resources page of this website, starting Autumn 2016.

History-Plus (our Zoom outlet) commenced in May 2020, in response to the Covid Pandemic, which forced the virtual closedown of the UK. Working in conjunction with Dr. Alan Sennett's Zooming Throught the Past (ZTP) organization, we were able to promote quality teaching within the comfort of students' own homes. Over the next fifteen months ZTP and History-Plus were able to provide various forms of Zoom-teaching, including full courses, 'stand alone' sessions, day schools and Saturday schools covering most weekdays. The experiment proved so successful that the decision was made to fully incorporate History-Plus into the History Inc organization. Thus, a combined 2021 Autumn programme was published, containing details of all Zoom and In-Person teaching available for the autumn term.

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Impact of War on the 20th Century

The Elizabethan Age (1559-1604)

The English Civil War (1642-1649)

The Reformation (1517-1652)

The Thirty Years War (1618-1648)

The Scientific Revolution (1500-1700)

Early Georgian Britain (1688-1770)

Late Georgian Britain (1770-1815)

Regency Britain and Beyond (1815-1832)

Manchester and the North West (1832-1870)

Victorian Britain (1832-1901)

Edwardian Britain (1901-1914)

The Second Boer War (1899-1902)

Ireland (1842-1922)

Eve of Destruction: Our World before 1914

Britain in the 20th Century (1914-1990)

Britain versus Russia (1945-1964)

Cities at War (1939-1945)

Napoleon: Master of Europe

Europe: the Age of Revolution (1780-1820)

Europe: the Age of Nationalism (1820-1870)

Europe: the Age of Imperialism (1870-1914)

Europe Divided (1) (1945-1968)

Europe Divided (2) (1969-1991)

France (1920-1968)

Re-inventing Italy (1789-1989)

The Third Reich: Myth and Reality

Imperial Russia ((1613-1917)

The American Revolution (1750-1790)

The American Civil War (1861-1865)

The American West (1820-1900)

America between the Wars (1919-1941)

Black America (1919-2009)

Melting Pot: US Immigration (1890-2000)

Vietnam:Frontline of the Cold War (1945-80)

America and the Far East (1900-2014)

Great American Presidents (1789-1921)

Good Intentions:

Americans who Changed their Country

Deep State: Our Electronic Age & Donald Trump

        Day Schools

The French Revolution (1789-1815)

The Bolshevik Revolution (1917-1922)

The Rise of Stalin (1924-1945)

China (1837-2000)

Japan (1600-1953)

The Pacific War (1941-1945)

Empire 1815-1914)

Empires in Crisis (Aftermath of WWI)

Paths to War (the Interwar Dictatorships)

Standing Alone: Britain (1939-1940)

Retreat from Empire (1945-1980)

The American Revolution (1763-1815)

World War One: Manchester and Blackpool

Cold War: Worlds in Conflict (1965-1975)

Cold War: The End of History? (1975-1992)

Dickens and the Question of England

Vietnam: Fact and Fiction

The Virtue of Disloyalty: Kim Philby



Ireland - Reality & Resistance (1593-1922)

Inventing the Future

Espionage UK: Four Centuries of British Spying

Rebels with a Cause: Russian Composers

A Better Sense of Government (1688-1714)

Winds of Change: Britain (1956-1970)

Under Pressure: Britain in the 1970s

           Day Schools

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Revolt Against the West: India & Burma (1900-1945)