Victorian studies

The reign of Queen Victoria (1819 – 1901) beckoned in huge change in Britain and the Empire, affecting all levels of society. Discover the key events and figures that changed politics, science, culture, art and industry, and the legacy of this significant period in British history.
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  1. 'Out of sight…': life of inmates in the Victorian workhouse, prison and lunatic asylum

    Course Date: Sat 30 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    These institutions were familiar but less so the daily lives of those inside in them. We explore aspects of inmates’ day-to-day existence, rationale for the policies/ approaches adopted and changes made in the Victorian era.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £15.00

  2. A Dickens’ of a time: the making of the Victorian Christmas

    Course Date: Tue 12 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Christmas was of limited significance in the 1830s but that changed fundamentally during Queen Victoria’s reign. We explore why this was so together with the origins of all that made/makes for the ‘traditional’ Christmas season.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £13.00

  3. Eat, drink and be wary: a social history of food and drink in Victorian Britain

    Course Date: Tue 25 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An increasingly industrial and urbanised society generated extra demands for and controversies over food and drink. Aspects featured include diet, the (international) transport, distribution and quality of food, the temperance movement and issues over adulteration.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £13.00

  4. Grave matters: death, burial and the afterlife in the Victorian era

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the causes of/attitudes towards death and the body; the funeral and the evolving funeral industry; the emergence of commercial cemeteries and cremation. We will also consider contemporary views of heaven, hell and spiritualism.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £22.00

  5. In search of beauty: the life and work of William Morris

    In search of beauty: the life and work of William Morris

    Course Date: Sat 1 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the life of and formative influences on William Morris together with his many achievements notably in design, his place in Victorian literature and contribution to wider cultural movements and radical politics.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  6. Upstairs, downstairs: life in the Victorian country house

    Course Date: Thu 27 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore recruitment/working conditions of staff alongside the operation of the estate, the family’s home life, local and national roles and the impact of technological and economic change on country house life/ownership.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £13.00

  7. Victorian art in context (afternoon visit to Tate Britain)

    Course Date: Wed 26 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In the morning we will explore aspects of Victorian art – from the pre-Raphaelites to aestheticism and symbolism – together with the world of Victorian artists, their models and institutions; followed by a tour in the afternoon of related Tate Britain works.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £22.00

  8. Victorian Britain: 1830-1867

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the development of and change in Early Victorian Britain. From the industrialising economy, politics, religion, science and culture to population and urban growth, the expansion of empire and development of railways and mass leisure.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  9. Victorian Britain: 1868-1901

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore major developments in Later Victorian Britain. From the rise of mass consumer society, politics and culture to the changing position of women, the growing significance of the labour movement and the consequences of Empire.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Victorian literature: 'the state of the nation' in prose, poetry and drama

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How did Victorian authors interpret the remarkable developments of their era? Studying Dickens’ 'Great Expectations', Wilde’s 'Importance of Being Earnest' and a representative selection of poetry, we shall gain deeper insights into this fascinating period.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  11. Victorians Abroad

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Victorians were to be found worldwide, not just in the UK. Among those which the course considers, together with travelling conditions, are tourists, explorers, missionaries, imperial administrators, exiles and those who sought a better life.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £61.00

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