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History: The Cold War Then And Now With Dr George Bodie From Goldsmiths, University of London

28th September 2023 @ 11:15 - 12:00

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As part of Goldsmiths’ incisive Autumn History Series, Dr George Bodie introduces ‘The Cold War Then and Now’.

Even prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it had become common for commentators to claim that today we are living through a “new Cold War.” But what is a Cold War? Perhaps surprisingly, historians continue to disagree regarding what the phrase means: for some, it was a series of “hot” conflicts which led to millions of deaths; others claim it was a period of remarkable peace.

This session will explore some of the answers to the question, as well as attempting to shed light on our current global predicament by understanding the relationship between the Cold War past and contemporary international relations.


Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr George Bodie


For further sessions in this great series with Goldsmiths, please see below and click for details:


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Key Stage 5 students (and equivalent) studying or with an interest in studying History and related subjects. We also welcome students from other disciplines with a more general interest in the topic. Teachers and members of school staff, as always, are welcome to join with a group from school/college or as individuals.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the topic in advance and questions they have. Students can also think about questions about studying History at university level.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans (similar to Zoom) and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:

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28th September 2023
11:15 - 12:00
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