History: If Walls Could Talk - A History of York Through its Buildings

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Have you ever wondered what Roman York was like? Why does York still have city walls? What is that empty space in Davygate for? And why does York Minster have its own police force? We'll answer these questions and many more as we explore York's history through its buildings old and new.

Course aim

We'll be looking at a number of buildings, past and present, around York and using them to illustrate and explore events and themes in the city's history.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Identify 5 church/ faith buildings, 5 secular buildings and 3 leisure buildings in York and explain their history, purpose and significance
  • Name 3 lost buildings and explain what happened to them and why
  • Describe at least two adaptations made to buildings to continue their survival, life and usefulness and link this to changing social history and expectations
  • Outline and discuss the challenges of balancing conservation and modern needs in a historic city

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

All course materials will be provided via Canvas, but you may fine it helpful to bring a pen and paper to sessions.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

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History: If Walls Could Talk - A History of York Through its Buildings

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