London at war
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Location: Mixed Mode (Online and In Person)
London has been shaped by war, conflict and unrest. It's buildings, monuments and even street names reflect our embattled past. These walks examine London's wartime legacy from mediaeval fortifications to the War on Terror.
London guide: Eleanor Jackson
First lecture will be delivered via zoom followed by 8 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.
Course Code: HLW108
Duration: 9 sessions (over 9 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course will look at the impact and consequences of London's involvement in war and conflict throughout the centuries. We will be exploring London through a series of guided walks, examining the legacy of war and unrest on the capital, seeing how conflict and war has shaped our modern city and made it the city it is today.
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?
Conflict, unrest and civil strife
Wars of Empire and Expansion
World War I
World War II
The home front in War
Protest, anti War movements and legacy
Visit to Imperial War Museum.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Explain some of the stories behind the monuments, memorials and buildings we see everyday in London.
Appreciate London's militiary past.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Accessible to all levels - no particular skills required - ability to complete a 2 hour gentle paced walk every week.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
An initial zoom lecture followed by a series of guided walks in various parts of London.
Comprehensive materials and further study suggestions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No - optional visits to other sites and museums mentioned but not visited on the course.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any of the other guided walks or general history courses starting in January. Details can be found on the City Lit website.