Discovering Victorian London: empire, enterprise and education

Course Dates: 13/04/21 - 01/06/21
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Location: Online
Victorian London shaped today's city. Discover the lasting legacy of the Victorian age, uncover its secrets, and meet some of the characters who created one of the world's greatest cities.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: HLW96

Full Tue, day, 13 Apr - 01 Jun '21

Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Introduction to Victorian London and its social, artistic, historical & political life.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Kensington - Victoria and Albert museum and development of area
The City - Trade and Dickens
Westminster - Power and Politics
Pimlico - Tate Britain, social housing and development
The West End - Victorians at Play
Kings Cross/St. Pancras - Transport and Trade
East End - Slums and Crime.

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

understand the impact of the Victorian age on London
identify key Victorian buildings
have a more detailed knowledge of nineteenth century history
have a more detailed knowledge of key figures, events and movements that shaped the Victorian age.

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

No particular skills required. An interest in London.

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

Each week will be an online lecture, comprehensive handouts, discussion & even occasional quizzes, plus further study suggestions.

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

No additional costs.

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

One of the many London guided walks starting in September. Details can be found on 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.