Archaeology of London gardens

Course Dates: 04/12/21
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Location: Online
In this course we explore the archaeological evidence used to uncover some of the hidden secrets of significant designed gardens in London and close by, which has led to the attractive restoration of some of the parks and gardens enjoyed today.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £20.00

Course Code: HLW223

Sat, day, 04 Dec - 04 Dec '21

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

We will look at the ways in which archaeological excavations have been used to research garden designs and features at some of our most well known, and also lesser known parks and gardens. We will use a number of examples both from London and from the surrounding areas to gain an overall understanding of this lesser publicised side of the archaeology of the past.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

The nature of archaeological evidence
A brief history of designed gardens
Examples of fascinating garden designs revealed through archaeology.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Name and understand some types of archaeological evidence
Describe key aspects of designed parks and gardens
Name some significant garden examples in and around London
Feel inspired to explore the subject further.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is for absolutely everyone. The ability to use zoom is required but otherwise an interest in the subject is all that is needed.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught by presentations, discussions, and some simple tasks.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Writing materials.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

HLW224 Archaeology of Southwark.

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