Stories of London

Course Dates: 03/05/23 - 21/06/23
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Location: Blended (learn both online and in-person)
Explore London’s rich history in a series of guided walks. Each week we examine a different neighbourhood & era from the capital’s past. We look at its people, both rich and poor, & the events that shaped the city.
Initial lecture via Zoom followed by 6 guided walks.
This course will be delivered online and in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £75.00

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Course Code: HLW21

Started Wed, day, 03 May - 21 Jun '23

Duration: 7 sessions (over 8 weeks)

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What is the course about?

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

This course will be delivered online and in person, and will involve tutor presentation and class discussion. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.

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, personalities & events associated with London’s history.

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

No specific skills needed – just an interest in the history of London. An ability to participate in moderately paced walks and access the initial lecture via Zoom.

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

Initial lecture via Zoom followed by 6 guuided walks.

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

There are no other costs.

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.

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.