London 1919-1939

Course Dates: 23/04/24 - 25/06/24
Time: 10:15 - 12:15
Location: Keeley Street
Explore in this interactive lecture course how did the 'Roaring 20s' and the Great Depression impact on London? What was the social and economic experience of Londoners as suburbs grew and modern buildings arrived, along with political and financial uncertainty?
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London 1919-1939
  • Course Code: HLW60
  • Dates: 23/04/24 - 25/06/24
  • Time: 10:15 - 12:15
  • Taught: Tue, Daytime
  • Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Mike Berlin

Course Code: HLW60

Tue, day, 23 Apr - 25 Jun '24

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

London and Londoners between the wars.

What will we cover?

Politics and economics in difficult times
• New tubes and buses
• Suburbs: hilly and flat, prosperous and modest
• Public buildings
• Inner London – the changing landscape.

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

Recognise the development of suburbs of various types
• Recognise issues of style and town planning
• Explain London’s response to strikes, black shirts and local government issues
• Understand the usefulness of a range of primary and secondary sources of information
• Through increased critical awareness, to further your own interests.

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

This is an `introductory` course and does not assume any previous study or reading although you will need a good
grasp of English to keep up with the course and to participate fully in discussions. You will gain more from the
course, in terms of enjoyment and learning, if you are able and willing to do some supplementary reading. As with
most of our history and current affairs courses, curiosity, an open mind and a willingness to listen to and think about
views with which you do not always agree are more important than specific levels of skills.

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

Classes will be taught through a mixture of illustrated lectures and discussion. Materials will include maps and
plans, drawings, formal and informal writings, using projected images and paper handouts.

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

Please bring a pen and paper or electronic equivalents. Books and resources will be recommended throughout the course.

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

HLW61: London at war: 1939-1945.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.