This course will take place online.
The session includes short illustrated talks and hands-on access to dozens of original historical materials from our special collections, including Victorian press cuttings, interwar diaries, and post-war photographs.
Who is this course for?
- Anyone curious to find out about less well-known aspects of London’s history since 1800
- Informal learners seeking an accessible introduction to how people in the city have passed the time through history
- Anyone who enjoys viewing and handling original nineteenth and twentieth-century materials
- Anybody looking for an entertaining distraction from the gloomy weather outside.
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.
Image: Morning Star Photographic Archive
You will learn
- How Londoners from all social classes occupied themselves during the coldest time of year
- What the city looked like during winter from the 1800s to the 1980s
- Unique seasonal stories and events as featured in 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 Her teaching approach places the emphasis on hands-on access to original historical documents, which provides a uniquely dynamic and immersive classroom experience.
Need to Know
- 11:00 - 14:00
- Dr Michelle Johansen
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