British History: The Georgians - Part 2

Ref: C2420021

The late- Georgian period was a time of a lively political culture that could be corrupt and violent, but could also lead to a high level of public engagement. This public engagement can be seen in particular in the successful campaign to end the slave trade. It was a time of relative stability until the impact of the French Revolution seemed to undermine the existing social and political order. Towards the end of the period the troubles of the royal family threatened another breakdown of order. This is the second of a two-part course but it can also be studied on its own.

Course aim

to study the politics and culture of the Georgian period, with especial reference to the reign of George III.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • assess the nature of Georgian politics
  • recognise the importance of the campaign to abolish the slave trade
  • understand the debate between radicals and conservatives over the French Revolution
  • access some of the documents in the Royal Archives that are now available to the public

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
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

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British History: The Georgians - Part 2


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