Stories of London

Course Dates: 30/04/20 - 11/06/20
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:
Eleanor Jackson

Walk 2,000 years of London’s history. Explore the lanes and alleyways of the city of London and learn about the lives of its people, both rich and poor. Initial lecture at City Lit followed by six walks. First session at the City Lit.

Description

What is the course about?

Stories of the City of London: the major events and its people.

What will we cover?

The Roman city, a medieval suburb, Tudor London, the Great Fire of 1666, the Blitz, the Riverside.

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

Explain how and why the City of London has changed over the last 2000 years.
Identify the major buildings and sites visited in each walk.

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

No specific skills needed – just an interest in the history of London, plus the ability to do a weekly two hour walk at a moderate pace.

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

Each week you will have a guided walk, handouts, questions answered and discussion. Relevant books will be suggested. There will be no work outside the class.

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

There are no other costs. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring waterproofs or an umbrella.

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

You may be interested in other walks offered by City Lit, or in one of the history courses, starting in the summer or September. Please see 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

Reviews

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Enjoyable walk while listening to interesting stories about the history of London and Britain.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 20/06/2019)
If you are looking for an interesting, engaging and fun course, Stories of London is the perfect choice.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 14/06/2019)
it was a wonderful introduction to London's history delivered in a highly knowledgeable, amusing and enthusiastic way. It brightened up my Thursdays.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/06/2019)
This is a very informative course. It would improve your understanding and appreciation of London.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/06/2019)
Excellent course. Informative, themed walks were led by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable tutor. I particularly liked the way the course was structured into themes- Tudor, Great Fire etc. which focused participants on various periods in history.
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Review by Lou / (Posted on 26/06/2015)
Excellent course. Informative, themed walks were led by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable tutor. I particularly liked the way the course was structured into themes- Tudor, Great Fire etc. which focused participants on various periods in history.
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Review by Lou / (Posted on 26/06/2015)
Very interesting and entertaining course comprising walks around particular areas of London connected with different periods in history. My favourite walks were medieval Clerkenwell, Tudor Whitehall and the City of the Stuarts. I've walked London by myself for many years but the tutor revealed things I'd never seen before.
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Review by BJL / (Posted on 19/06/2015)
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Course Code: HLW21

Thu, day, 30 Apr - 11 Jun '20

Duration: 7 sessions (over 7 weeks)

Full fee: £129.00
Senior fee: £103.00
Concession: £57.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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