Footsteps Through the Past:Roman & Industrial Manchester Tour

Ref: C3842978

This course will provide a brief introduction to Manchester's Roman and Industrial Past, highlighting some of the surviving remains and how to identify them. Begining at the Roman Gardens on Liverpool Street we shall tour the Castlefield area in some depth looking for remains of the Roman fort, vicus and cemetery. Our attention then switches to the Bridgewater Canal and the remains of Brindley's Weir and the canal warehouses, including the Grocers' and Dukes'. We shall finish off with an exploration of the Liverpool Road station railway site and the archaeology of the world's first passenger intercity line, and a discussion on how these nationally important monuments have been preserved.

Course aim

To provide a brief introduction to Manchester's Roman and Industrial Past, highlighting some of the surviving remains and how to identify them.

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:

  • List two types of heritage and archaeology protection
  • Identify the key industries present at Castlefield
  • Suggest a reason as to why the Romans came to Manchester.

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
  • All materials will be provided

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
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Footsteps Through the Past:Roman & Industrial Manchester Tour

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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