This course is for anyone with an interest in the modern British Army. First-hand Service experience and/ or prior study are not prerequisites; an inquiring mind and curiosity are welcomed. The course will follow a broadly chronological and thematic approach and examine facts, myths, perceptions and achievements ranging from the well-known to the overlooked or truly remarkable. With an emphasis upon promoting attendees interests the course provides an opportunity to explore a range of social and cultural issues and trends. The focus will be on the 20th and 21st centuries and will be illustrated with case studies including personal and local. The intended outcome is a sound knowledge and understanding of the modern British Army and should help provide learners with the confidence to conduct their own independent research. Recommended reading will be made for each session.