London at war
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
embattled past. These illustrated lectures examine London's wartime legacy from mediaeval fortifications to the War on Terror.
London guide: Eleanor Jackson.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
This course has now started
Course Code: HLW108
Duration: 9 sessions (over 9 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course will look at the impact & consequences of London's involvement in war & conflict throughout the centuries. We will be exploring London virtually, through a series of online lectures, examining the legacy of war & unrest on the capital, seeing how conflict & war has shaped our modern city. As we deal with the latest war, that on the Coronavirus, all learning will be on line; however, a map of each session will be provided to allow you to cover each area, should you wish & when you feel it is safe for you to do so.
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?
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
The 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 & buildings we see everyday in London.
Appreciate London's military past. Attain a further understanding of the legacy of historical conflicts on today’s city.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Accessible to all levels - no particular skills required.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
A series of illustrated online lectures on the impact of war on various parts of London. Comprehensive handouts, further study suggestions & quizzes. As we are in the time of Coronavirus, a map to accompany each lecture will be provided by email. These will allow you to walk the areas covered in a safe & socially distanced way at a time of your choosing, should you wish.
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.