The Crimean War


Residential course

Jonathan Rodell

24 July 2023 to 26 July 2023

From £265 Non-residential fee

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In October 1853 the Russian invasion of a neighbouring country, on the pretext of protecting a threatened minority, prompted a military intervention by Western powers.  The war, which dragged on for three years, marked the beginning of a new era – the first military use of trains and telegraph, and the first war journalism.

170 years later the Russian invasion of Ukraine lends both new purpose and new light to the study of the Crimean War.

Residential Fees From: £395.   Non Residential: £265

Course runs from Dinner on Monday to Lunch on Wednesday.

Tutor information

Dr Jonathan Rodell studied History at Pembroke College, Cambridge before going on to complete a PhD on popular religion in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.  He was a Visiting Fellow at Southern Methodist University, Dallas and is a tutor at Madingley Hall, the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education.  His published works include The Rise of Methodism: a study of Bedfordshire 1736-1851 and he is currently working on a volume about religion in Victorian London tentatively titled City of God.

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