History Everywhere

Ref: C2225344

Britain's history lies in its familiar geographies. Town and country have been shaped by planning and by accidents, agreements and conflicts, policies and technologies, by work and by play, by worship, and, above all, by changing climate and population. We can discern a series of chapters. * the long era of prehistory, for which archeology is the sole evidence * the Roman period, commonly imagined as one of radical change but now seen, by some historians, as a mix of innovation and tradition * the Saxon period, which witnessed both the collapse and the reinvention of state government and towns * the later Middle Ages, when growth was followed by catastrophic decline * the Early Modern period of urban and rural development under new concepts of civilization * the industrial age of massive growth, technological transformation and radical policies. The principles for studying landscapes are simple but the analysis of causes can be complicated.

Course aim

The turn of any lane, the lay-out of fields and the pattern of woods, the fabrics of castles and villages and the names of all these features, all bespeak history.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Recognize the general pattern of history in Britain
  • Discuss the principal issues in landscape history
  • Assess the principal features and forms of evidence
  • Apply the principal methods

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
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

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
  • undertake a study of your own

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History Everywhere

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • 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 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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