Protest and Reform 1830-1900

Ref: C3742905

The course will use a range of material including contemporary sources to examine a number of key protests and reforms between 1830 and 1900, with a view to examining their causes and impact and the continuing significance of some incidents to this day.

Course aim

An introduction to the process of protest and reform between 1830 - 1900, using contemporary sources to illustrate and discuss its origins and its continuing relevance today.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Review the events leading up to the Great Reform Act of 1832
  • Describe the aims and actions of the Chartists in the 1830s and 1840s
  • Describe the events leading up to the expansion of Trade Union membership in the late 1880s

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

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

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Protest and Reform 1830-1900

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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