Discovering Victorian London: empire, enterprise and education

Course Dates: 09/05/23 - 27/06/23
Time: 10:45 - 12:45
Location: Blended (learn both online and in-person)
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.
Initial lecture via zoom followed by 7 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 £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £85.00

Course Code: HLW96

Tue, day, 09 May - 27 Jun '23

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 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?

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. An abilitiy to participate in a moderately paced walk and access the first Zoom lecture.

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

Initial lecture via zoom followed by 7 guided walks.

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

No additional costs. Clothing and footware suitable for a guided walk.

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.