QUB Open Learning: Presbyterianism in Ulster, 1613-1840

Queens' University BelfastA Short Course by Robert Whan, BA, MA, PhD.

10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 15 January 2013.

The Presbyterian community in Ulster was created by waves of immigration during the seventeenth century, with 2013 marking the 400th anniversary of the settlement of the first Presbyterian minister in Ireland.

The Presbyterians formed a highly organised community which exercised a rigorous discipline over its members and had a well-developed intellectual life, sharpened by continual  debate. They challenged the status quo and later in the eighteenth century formed the backbone of the Republican, separatist movement, as well as being active in the reform movement more generally.

This course will chart the religious, economic, political and social history of the Presbyterians from the Plantation to the formation of the General Assembly in 1840.

Classroom venue to be published on Friday 11 January 2013.

View the Open Learning Short Courses at Queen's page.

View the Queen's Open Learning Programme 2012/13.
See page 82 of the Programme for more details about this course.

Download an Enrolment Form.

Online Enrolment is also available for Open Learning courses.

Go to the Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland website