Local History 'A Golden Age'

Ref: C2525729

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This short course will cover five aspects of the local history of Sunderland. These will include Rains Eye Plan and the 18th Century, economic growth and the major industries, the growth of the City and social change, public health (and Cholera of course), the development of the harbour, religious belief (and the 1851 Census of Worship), life in the 1920s etc. Also approached incidentally will be the ways in which local historians approach research into the growth and development of local communities. As with any course of local history though the national context will be an important feature.

Course aim

Following up from a brief taster this will cover five aspects of the local history of Sunderland. These will include the growth of the City, social change, public health (and Cholera), the development of the harbour, life in the 1920s etc.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

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

  • An understanding of the key features of selected aspects of the development of the City of Sunderland from the 18th Century
  • An appreciation of the wider context within which these features should be regarded
  • An understanding of some of the methodological issues confronting local historians

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
  • Primarily powerpoint supported presentations and discussion. In some cases the tutor will bring in documentary materials for discussion

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • This will be a very informal setting and there will be constant interaction between group and tutor

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

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Local History 'A Golden Age'

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Due to face to face teaching being suspended unfortunately this course is not currently available for enrolment.

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Enrolment Conditions

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  • 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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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