This course will take place online, for a reduced rate of Full £16 / Conc. £12
The session takes direct inspiration from Edwardian pamphlets, journals, photographs, guidebooks, and press cuttings from our special collections. You can expect to hear talks, conduct research exercises, and take part in small-group discussions.
Who is this course for?
- Anyone keen to find out more about daily life in Edwardian London through the experiences of those living during the period
- Those wishing to reimagine the realities of work, play and political activism for Londoners from a range of backgrounds on the eve of the First World War
- Everyone curious to understand the themes that dominated the Edwardian period, including women’s suffrage, exhibition cultures, and the emergence of a new political landscape.
Will I need any equipment or materials?
This course will be held via Zoom. You need a computer/laptop or mobile phone to access the Zoom website, and a reliable internet connection. For further information on how to join a Zoom meeting, you can watch the joining video here.
A pen and paper, or computer, will be needed to take notes and participate in group activities.
Will I be assessed?
There is no formal assessment for courses at Bishopsgate Institute. However, to monitor your learning and progress, tutors will assess your participation in classroom activities.
You will learn
By the end of this course, you will have:
- Detailed contextual information from published and unpublished sources produced during the period
- Insights into how Londoners experienced life during an era of rapid cultural, technological, and political change
- Unique human stories drawn from our special collections and archives.
Meet the Tutor
Dr Michelle Johansen
Dr Michelle Johansen is a social historian specialising in the history of modern London, with a particular emphasis on social class and mobility, gender, professional lives, and regional identities. Her publications include articles in Teaching History, the London Journal, and Cultural and Social History. Michelle has more than ten years' experience of delivering learning sessions at Bishopsgate Institute for all types of learners, from primary school pupils to undergraduates to informal adult learners. Her teaching approach places the emphasis on hands-on access to original historical documents, which provides a uniquely dynamic and immersive classroom experience.
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- 11:00 – 13:00
- Bishopsgate Institute
- Dr Michelle Johansen
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