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.

Who is the course for?

- No skills or experience needed

What topics will this course cover

- 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 will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

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

How will I know I'm making progress?

- 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, do or bring?

- Nothing else is needed

Reading and information sources

- No pre reading or pre course work is required

What could the course lead to?

- 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 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
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  • 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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