The Georgians 1714-1837

Ref: C3741228

From the drama surrounding the securing of the Hanoverian dynasty to the early growth of Empire and the beginnings of industrial and agricultural revolutions, Britain at a time of change socially and politically. Rebellions, financial speculations, succession crisis, an explosion of ideas, dramatic changes in fashion and, of course amazing buildings. We explore local and national life as Britain changes from an agricultural to an urban nation.

Course aim

Against a backdrop of stunning architectural developments, Britain moves through international expansion, war, constitutional and dynastic crises, recession, rural decline and urban growth. Exciting and changing events in Georgian Britain.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • List key local and national events of the period in chronological order and explain their impact, both on contemporary events and modern society
  • Use a variety of sources to assess the impact of major national events on the lives of local people
  • Describe how England began to change from an agricultural to an urban environment and how society and government responded to the change
  • Identify local people involved in major national events and identify buildings etc associated with those individuals
  • Identify and describe key examples of evolving Georgian architectural styles in this area

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
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

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
  • Revenant exhibitions, TV programmes etc will be identified during the course. Possible visit to key local sites e.g. Brighton Pavilion

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The Georgians 1714-1837


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