Georgian London

Ref: C2228355

During the Georgian period London was the biggest city in England and its population more than doubled. This course will examine Georgian London’s society, economy and architecture. 1. Introducing Georgian London 2. Building the City 1, Houses. 3. Food and Drink for London. 4. Building the City 2, Evolving Architectural Style 5. Dealing with Poverty and Crime 6. Building the City 3, The Port. 7. Entertainment, from the Street to the Theatre.

Additional information about this course

half term date: 30/05/2022

Course aim

This course aims to provide an introduction to the creation of Georgian London and the lives of those who lived and worked there.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • 1. Identify why London grew during the period
  • 2. Recognise the main architectural styles used.
  • 3. Outline how Georgian developers worked.
  • 4. Describe how London responded to poverty and crime.
  • 5. Recognise the problems Georgian Londoners had in finding safe things to eat and drink.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Georgian London

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