In the Footsteps of Robert Davies: 150 Years through the History of York

Ref: C3670890

During the mid-19th century, Robert Davies developed a series of ‘virtual’ walks through York, published in 1880. We join him on his imaginary rambles, finding out what has – and hasn’t – changed since he wrote, how and why, using photographs, writings and maps to discover more about the past and present city. A walk around York may be offered as an additional option if students wish.

Course aim

To explore how and why parts of York have changed in the last 150 years by using the work of Robert Davies as a basis for comparison with today's city.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Identify three places that have changed in York in the last 150 years and explain how.
  • Describe three architectural signs of changes in building use
  • Use maps to identify past and present locations in York, including lost buildings and features
  • Demonstrate an understanding of social change in York over 150 years

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

Download full course outline

In the Footsteps of Robert Davies: 150 Years through the History of York Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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