Coasting along Sussex

Ref: C3747268

This course looks at a variety of coastal landscapes in the county from the creeks of Chichester Harbour to the chalk of Seven Sisters and the sand dunes of Camber. It also looks at the urban landscapes of seaside resorts, ports and 'sleepy hollows', the landscape of 'Sussex by the Sea'. The geology of our coastline underpins the history and economy of its communities; the beaches that entice visitors for a range of leisure activities are the same flint shingle, windswept sand and vegetated mudflats that saw boats built, fish netted and smoked, pebbles gathered for building and industry and provided landing grounds for ships bringing imports and carrying exports. As the industries faded so there was an upturn in visitors coming to 'take the waters', visitors who often stayed and created a new form of community, one of tourism and leisure trades.

Course aim

This course looks at a variety of coastal landscapes from the creeks of Chichester Harbour to the chalk of Seven Sisters and the sand dunes of Camber and also the urban landscapes of 'Sussex by the Sea'.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • Identify the main topographical regions of the coast
  • Identify the different landscape types along the coast
  • Be aware of coastal change over time
  • Be aware of community change over time
  • Use the course information to better understand an area of the coast of students choice

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Just bring an interest in the topic! and a willingness to enter into the class discussions.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Coasting along Sussex

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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