Taster: Meet the Victorians
Time: 19:30 - 21:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: HBH69
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
This session will provide you with a basic introduction to key themes in the history of the Victorian era, with reference to innovations in engineering, public health, science and industry, and the ways in which such key developments impacted on the lives of Victorians, from the wealthy upper-classes to the working-classes. Did life change for the better or worse in the era?
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
• Victorian innovations
• Industry and Society
• Politics & protests
• Philanthropy & the poor.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Explain the significance of key social developments in the Victorian era.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a taster session and no prior knowledge of the topic is required.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught via an interactive lecture.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No other costs. Please bring a pen and notepad if you wish to make notes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
HBH30 Innovators: meet the Victorians.