In spite of difficulties such as wage freezes, food shortages and rationing, the rebuilding of Britain after World War II led to the elimination of a great number of injustices. Inequalities in wealth and class were addressed, healthcare, education and housing were improved. The country picked up well in spite of events such as the Profumo Affair, the Cold War, spy rings and the Suez Crisis. Arts and literature flourished, especially into the 60s with “Swinging London”. We will be reviewing relevant topics of this period.