History Courses in London
Check out our diverse collection of history courses, ranging from the history of art, music & fashion to power politics, globalisation & empires, and our popular London history and walks. Discover events that shaped today’s world, through courses in European, Asian, African and American history.
No prior knowledge is required, courses are open to everyone and tutors will spark and indulge interests in classes covering a broad range of topics.
Course Date: Wed 3 Jul 2019 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: OS - Off SiteA further four walks around London's former villages - Hampstead, Highgate, Fitzrovia and Soho. Why did
these areas grow up as villages and how did they become swallowed up by the city of London?Full fee: £79.00Senior fee: £63.00Concession: £35.00
Course Date: Sat 6 Jul 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetMarking the bicentenary of Prince Albert’s birth, the course outlines his life, the issues he championed including his involvement in the Great Exhibition. Also considered are controversies he generated and the consequences of his death.Full fee: £29.00Senior fee: £23.00Concession: £15.00
Course Date: Sat 6 Jul 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThe hopes and fears of this revolutionary era were reflected in the poetry of the leading Romantics, including Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron and Shelley. We shall consider in context a representative selection of their works. Tutor: Peter Brennan.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £22.00
Course Date: Mon 15 Jul 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore the decade 1960-69 from several different angles and discus the political, social, cultural and scientific changes that took place during the decade. Can we call this decade the ‘swinging sixties’.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £47.00Concession: £26.00
Course Date: Tue 16 Jul 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetSpend a morning looking at life in fourteenth century London followed by a walk and talk around the medieval City.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £22.00
Course Date: Wed 17 Jul 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetHow did Londoners access clean water and dispose of waste? How many public toilets were there before 1500? Explore the history of drains, sewage and latrines in pre-modern London.Full fee: £39.00Senior fee: £31.00Concession: £17.00
Course Date: Fri 19 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore Muslim societies in modern times: the reception of modern ideas and institutions, the status of traditional practices, debates around the nation state, democracy, gender, identity, globalisation and extremism. Tutor: Farid Panjwani.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £22.00
Course Date: Sat 20 Jul 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetBeginning with an idealised, semi-pastoral Thames, the course progresses via satirical 18th. Century evocations to the complex responses of Romantic and Modern poets, concluding with a meditation commissioned for the inauguration of the Millennium Bridge.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £22.00
Course Date: Sun 28 Jul 2019
Location on this date: OS - Off SiteDiscover where Constable lived, the houses and landscapes he painted, as well as his family tomb. This talk is illustrated with pictures and quotes from his letters about his art and feelings for Hampstead.
Starts outside Hampstead tube (High Street entrance) and ends in Hampstead Churchyard (a short distance from the tube). It includes a short amount of walking on the Heath. Starts outside Hampstead tube (High Street entrance) and ends in Hampstead Churchyard (a short distance from the tube). The course will include a short amount of walking on the Heath.Full fee: £19.00Senior fee: £15.00Concession: £8.00
Course Date: Fri 2 Aug 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetCrime and punishment during the Middle Ages. Using medieval London records, we explore how municipal authorities dealt with a range of offenders from murderers to cross-dressing prostitutes. Tutor: Vanessa King
Tutor Bio: Vanessa King is a medieval historian and has taught history and history of art for Birkbeck and
Goldsmiths Colleges, University of London since 1999. She also teaches for the WEA and the Mary Ward Centre.
Vanessa has published several articles focussing on Domesday Studies and more recently on the impact of the
Black Death on fourteenth century England. She is currently engaged in writing a book on medieval queenship.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £22.00
Course Date: Sat 7 Sep 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis taster session will introduce you to history and politics courses here at City Lit. Enjoy learning a bit about history and its relation to current political events.Full fee: £9.00Senior fee: £9.00Concession: £9.00
Course Date: Mon 9 Sep 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDiscover the history and changing fortunes of these areas now considered to be trendy London hotspots. Shoreditch, Dalston, Bermondsey, Peckham, Brixton, Walthamstow, Stoke Newington, Deptford and Hackney all feature.
London guuide: Diane Burstein. The initial lecture will be held at the City Lit.
London guide: Diane Burstein.Full fee: £179.00Senior fee: £143.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Tue 10 Sep 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore London's places of protest and discover the stories of radicals, agitators and campaigners who fought for social justice, equal rights and better lives for all from the 1830s to the 1930s. The initial lecture will be held at City Lit followed by 10 walks. The final session will be held at City Lit.Full fee: £209.00Senior fee: £167.00Concession: £92.00
Course Date: Tue 10 Sep 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
London has been shaped by war, conflict and unrest. It's buildings, monuments and even street names reflect our embattled past. These walks examine London's wartime legacy from mediaeval fortifications to the War on Terror.
London guide: Eleanor Jackson. First session will be a lecture at the City Lit.
London guide: Eleanor Jackson.Full fee: £159.00Senior fee: £127.00Concession: £70.00
Course Date: Wed 11 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore the City’s development from Roman and medieval times through to the Tudors and Stuarts. Initial lecture at City Lit. Entrance fees not included.
London guide: Paul Sinclair. Initial lecture at City Lit. Entrance fees not included
London guide: Paul Sinclair.Full fee: £209.00Senior fee: £167.00Concession: £92.00
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