London at war

Course Dates: 14/09/21 - 09/11/21
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Location: Online
London has been shaped by war, conflict and unrest. Its buildings, monuments and even street names reflect our
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.
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Course Code: HLW108

Started Tue, day, 14 Sep - 09 Nov '21

Duration: 9 sessions (over 9 weeks)

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

What will we cover?

Medieval conflicts
Civil War
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.

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.