Event—Adult Education

A United Kingdom? Britain after Elizabeth


Following Brexit and the death of Elizabeth II, will the United Kingdom stay united?

Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007. Source: NASA/Bill Ingalls, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Class Description

This one-session class will examine the United Kingdom since Brexit and the death of Elizabeth II by exploring the centuries-old origin of the UK with a particular emphasis on the island of Great Britain. Britain is an invented nation but one with a long history of interdependence between its various parts. With Elizabeth gone, will the union hold? Was the United Kingdom ever really united?

Born in Scotland, June Sawyers is an associate producer of a forthcoming documentary on the Scottish Diaspora.

Materials List


  • Instructor-Distributed Materials

First Reading:

  • No first reading assignment

Cost and Registration

One session, $95 ($85.50 for Newberry members, seniors, and students). Learn about becoming a member.

To register multiple people for this class, please go through the course calendar in Learning Stream, our registration platform. When you select the course and register, you’ll be prompted to add another registrant.


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