Stories of London

Course Dates: 15/04/21 - 27/05/21
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Location: Online
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Explore London’s rich history in this series of online talks. Each week we examine a different neighbourhood & era from the capital’s past. We look at its people, both rich and poor, & the events that shaped the city.
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: HLW21

Full Thu, day, 15 Apr - 27 May '21

Duration: 7 sessions (over 7 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Stories of the City of London: the major events and its people.

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?

The Roman city, a medieval suburb, Tudor London, the Great Fire of 1666, the Blitz, the Riverside.

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


Explain how and why the City of London has changed over the last 2000 years.
Identify the major buildings and sites, personalities & events associated with London’s history.

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

No specific skills needed – just an interest in the history of 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?

There are no other costs.

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

You may be interested in other walks offered by City Lit, or in one of the history courses, starting in the summer or September. Please see 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.