Seminar: Prince Albert

Ref: C3744430

In 1840 Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg married his cousin, Queen Victoria. The German prince was initially regarded with suspicion in his adopted country and found it difficult to work out a role for himself as the husband of a reigning queen. However, he soon asserted his dominance over Victoria and became the uncrowned king of the country. Intelligent and hard-working, he carved out a role for himself and made a lasting contribution to the British monarchy and to the country at large.

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by the Education Skills Funding Agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available - contact the Branch for further details.

Course aim

to provide an outline of the life of Prince Albert in his bicentenary year and to assess his importance in the history of the British monarchy.

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:

  • understand the main events in the life of Prince Albert
  • assess the dynamics of the relationship between Victoria and Albert
  • recognise Albert's contribution to public life and to the British monarchy

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
  • 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?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Seminar: Prince Albert

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

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