Victorian studies

The reign of Queen Victoria (1819 – 1901) beckoned in huge change in Britain and the Empire, affecting all levels of society. Discover the key events and figures that changed politics, science, culture, art and industry, and the legacy of this significant period in British history.
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  1. 'Out of sight…': life of inmates in the Victorian workhouse, prison and lunatic asylum

    Course Date: Sat 30 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    These institutions were familiar but less so the daily lives of those inside in them. We explore aspects of inmates’ day-to-day existence, rationale for the policies/ approaches adopted and changes made in the Victorian era.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £15.00

  2. A Dickens’ of a time: the making of the Victorian Christmas

    Course Date: Tue 12 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Christmas was of limited significance in the 1830s but that changed fundamentally during Queen Victoria’s reign. We explore why this was so together with the origins of all that made/makes for the ‘traditional’ Christmas season.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £13.00

  3. Victorian Britain: 1830-1867

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the development of and change in Early Victorian Britain. From the industrialising economy, politics, religion, science and culture to population and urban growth, the expansion of empire and development of railways and mass leisure.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  4. Victorian Britain: 1868-1901

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore major developments in Later Victorian Britain. From the rise of mass consumer society, politics and culture to the changing position of women, the growing significance of the labour movement and the consequences of Empire.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Victorian literature: 'the state of the nation' in prose, poetry and drama

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How did Victorian authors interpret the remarkable developments of their era? Studying Dickens’ 'Great Expectations', Wilde’s 'Importance of Being Earnest' and a representative selection of poetry, we shall gain deeper insights into this fascinating period.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  6. Victorians Abroad

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Victorians were to be found worldwide, not just in the UK. Among those which the course considers, together with travelling conditions, are tourists, explorers, missionaries, imperial administrators, exiles and those who sought a better life.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £61.00

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