Popular Culture in Britain and America

This online facilitated course is for students in Years 11 to 13 who are studying or interested in history and popular culture.

This course sets out to inspire and challenge you in a non-competitive environment, mixing with like-minded students from across the UK and it is delivered by subject experts. Participation can be acknowledged under Preparation for HE on your UCAS application form. 

Three hour-long sessions will help you create your own mini-research project. You will work with material including magazines, videos, surveys, reports, photos and posters from the 1960s to the 1990s. 

Course Topics

The course will cover:

  • The American dream (and illusion) 
  • Consumerism 
  • Civil rights 
  • The Cold War and nuclear weapons 
  • Social attitudes and behaviours 
  • The making of modern Britain and its relationship with America 
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Dates and times

5 October 2023

12 October 2023

19 October 2023 

4 - 5 pm each session


Online via Zoom


This course is delivered by AM, a digital publisher of unique primary source collections, utilising cutting-edge technology to empower critical thinking and analysis for current and future generations.

Course objectives

  • To introduce students to some themes relating to popular culture in the twentieth century
  • To provide an opportunity for students to develop their research, independent study and presentation skills by working on a related project. 
  • To introduce and practice primary source analysis. 


The course will be delivered online using a variety of methods



Fee notes

This course is free for students on our Future Leaders Programme and for students from other schools who meet our disadvantage criteria.

Closing date for applications

3 October 2023

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