Day School: London Exhibitions 1851-1951

Ref: C3741299

An entertaining and in depth exploration about the concept of the Great Exhibition 1851, its legacy and influence on exhibitions held in London over the next 100 years, culminating in "A Tonic to the Nation", London 1951 and the Festival of Britain.

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by the Skills Funding Agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available - contact the Branch for further details.

Course aim

Enjoy learning about the mass impact of the Crystal Palace at both it's locations and about developments in social history through London's exhibitions.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • Accessible to anyone with an interest in London's social history.

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

  • Explain some of the history of major exhibitions held in London.
  • Explain the influence that London Exhibitions had on the world of art and architecture.
  • Analyse the impact of London's exhibitions and its social history.

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?

  • Verbal feedback in response to questions and discussions during the session.

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?

  • Visit the sites of the Crystal Palace and Crystal Palace Park, Hyde Park, and Kensington.

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Day School: London Exhibitions 1851-1951

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