Manchester International Summer School
Manchester International Summer School (MISS) is a three-week residential course to be run from 12 to 31 July 2015.
Two hundred years ago the modern world began in Manchester. In this city,entrepreneurs and workers created the economic and political structures of modernity. Simultaneously, political thinkers, social reformers, artists and writers sought to understand the significance of those changes. What happened in Manchester between 1750 and 1850 changed the world.
Students will explore British culture and history, and discover contemporary Manchester and its region through a mixture of lectures, seminars, field trips and social activities. In the three weeks, you can choose the following themes or select a mix of units:
Arts and Architecture (From Romanticism to Modernism; From Cottonopolis to the Postindustrial City)
Class and Culture (The ‘Real’ Downton Abbey; Radical Manchester)
English Literature (The Brontes; Elizabeth Gaskell: Writing Manchester)
Northern Popular Culture (Worlds of Sport; The Beatles)
Information on each course unit can be accessed http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/abouttheschool/news/manchester-international-summer-school/courses/
The programme has received extremely positive comments from past participants for its rigorous academic content, inspiring teaching staff and joyful social interaction with University of Manchester students. Please see the 2013 and 2014 highlights on
Two scholarships are being offered to North American participants and you can find out more about the programme on www.manchester.ac.uk/summerschool. Applications open on 5 January and close on 13 April 2015.
If you have any enquiries, please email International.firstname.lastname@example.org