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.

Jill Hummerstone

Jill Hummerstone has worked in the heritage sector for over 30 years: as a field archaeologist, for English Heritage, and latterly as a self employed consultant. She is a tutor of adults and children in archaeology, a subject she has loved since tramping the countryside looking for finds as a child. Jill graduated with a BA honours from the Institute of Archaeology, UCL and gained an MA in Managing Archaeological Sites also from the Institute. Her interests include field archaeology techniques, finds and conservation, management of archaeological sites, British Prehistory, the Archaeology of London, Garden Archaeology and indeed all archaeological sites up to the present day. She is as interested in the mundane finds which tell us about individuals in the past as she is in more spectacular finds. Jill believes that archaeology is a subject for all with an interest, and enjoys encouraging debate and critical thought amongst her classes- not just looking passively at the past but engaging with our diverse past, and finding meaning in artefacts and sites in a way accessible and enjoyable to all.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.