« Adult Learners Week: 1-8 September 2021

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Popular culture has the power to reflect, shape and subvert the prevailing political anxieties of its time.  Through the lens of popular geopolitics, this taster event explores how ordinary citizens engaged with the concept of a Cold War through a myriad of cultural mediums.  From novels like Nineteen-Eighty Four and On the Beach to films such as Andromeda and Dr Strangelove, we will navigate the growing tensions post-WWII; the red scares of the 1950s; the Space Race; the Cuban Missile crisis; the pervasive nuclear fears of MAD; détente; and the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union.

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