London history & walks - KS - Keeley Street

Explore the history of London - Online Courses

From its Bronze Age beginnings to capital status, London has witnessed growth and destruction throughout its long history. Join us for lively classroom and online discussions as well as our popular walks around the city and discover who and what has left their mark on the city.

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  1. London regeneration: history, politics and architecture
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 19 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alex Grant
    Explore the reconstruction of London after WWII, the decline of its infrastructure, population and economy in the 1960s and 1970s and the emergence of a truly global city by the end of the century.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00
  2. Georgian London 1714-1815
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Apr 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mike Berlin
    Explore Georgian London's contradictions: its new and fashionable developments reflect ideas of rationality and order, but everyday life was beset by filth and dangers. How do London’s buildings illustrate these tensions?



    Also as the capital of a global superpower, how were the lives of Londoners affected by political, economic and social revolution, and protracted warfare in a period spanning the American Revolution and the defeat of Napoleon?



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £88.00
  3. Unreal city: the history of London through literature from 1800 to today
    Course start date:  Tue 10 May 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sarah Wise
    Fiction writers are often the first to identify and analyse a social phenomenon. We will examine two centuries of London history through the eyes of novelists and poets, from William Blake to Zadie Smith.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £39.00
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  4. Dickens' London
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 May 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Molly Rumbelow
    'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.' Enjoy this introduction to Dickens' work and the London of his time. Morning lecture at City Lit followed by a walk in the area of the city connected to his work.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00
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  5. Stuart London 2: 1660-1714
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mike Berlin
    Explore London's history between the restoration of 1660 and the end of the Stuart dynasty in 1714. How did these decades impact on London and its people? Through war, plague and fire, London survived and grew to a new architectural elegance.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £88.00

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