What is the course about?
This course will look at the impact and consequences of London's involvement in war and conflict throughout the centuries. We will be exploring London through a series of guided walks, examining the legacy of war and unrest on the capital, seeing how conflict and war has shaped our modern city and made it the city it is today.
What will we cover?
Conflict, unrest and civil strife
Wars of Empire and Expansion
World War I
World War II
The home front in War
Protest, anti War movements and legacy
Visit to Imperial War Museum.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Explain some of the stories behind the monuments, memorials and buildings we see everyday in London.
Appreciate London's militiary past.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Accessible to all levels - no particular skills required - ability to complete a 2 hour gentle paced walk every week.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
A lecture followed by a series of guided walks in various parts of London.
Comprehensive handouts and further study suggestions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No - optional visits to other sites and museums mentioned but not visited on the course.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any of the other guided walks or general history courses starting in January. Details can be found on the City Lit website.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details