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History - Part-time courses for adults

History - courses at Brighton MET

Using a range of cultural reference points including literature, architecture and politics, our history courses provide fascinating insights into a variety of historical eras.

Available courses

  • History - Conflict and Revolution: The Stuart Age 1603-1702

    We will study themes of population, agriculture, social and domestic life and women’s roles in this period.

    • Course type: International
    • Duration: Months
    • Starting: Sep 2017
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  • History - Edwardians 1900-1910

    We study the short ‘Golden Age’ before ‘the black pit of war’ (J.B. Priestley’s description) that was to change the idyll of elegant living for the wealthy socialising on a grand scale, but was also a tarnished age for the poor living in slums.

    • Course type: Part-time leisure
    • Duration: Weeks
    • Starting: Oct 2017
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  • History - Eighteenth-Century England from Anne to George II (1702-1760), Short course

    We will study the morals, manners, fashions and foibles of the period.

    • Course type: International
    • Duration: Weeks
    • Starting: Jan 2018
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  • History - Exploring Brighton’s rich history, Short course

    Two classroom sessions and three field trips in Brighton.

    • Course type: International
    • Duration: Weeks
    • Starting: May 2018
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  • History - In the Shadow of the Century: Life and leisure 1900 - 1914

    We study social conditions, including suffragettes; domestic and working life for all classes in town and country; the arts, literature, fashion, travel, leisure, holidays and early cinema.

    • Course type: Part-time leisure
    • Duration: Weeks
    • Starting: Jan 2018
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  • History - Innovation and Experiment: Georgian England 1760-1800, Short course

    We look at manufacturing, commerce, trade, shopping and banking, as well as trade in slaves, sugar, tea and tobacco, and domestic and social life.

    • Course type: International
    • Duration: Weeks
    • Starting: Apr 2018
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  • History - Looking at Art as Social History: Victorian Narrative Painting, 1 day course

    We look at paintings, drawings, fashion plates, cartoons and advertising posters and all is illustrated with PowerPoint slides.

    • Course type: International
    • Duration: Day Course
    • Starting: Oct 2017
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  • History - Making Waves: The Development of Brighton - a Unique Resort, Short course

    We study Brighton’s history, discussing possible explanations for its rise in popularity, fame, infamy, and unique development; considering why a poor fishing town should have developed into something more than just a seaside resort.

    • Course type: International
    • Duration: Months
    • Starting: Jan 2018
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  • History - Space, Light & Speed: Art Deco and Modernism 1918-1939, 1 day course

    Study of the distinctive iconic style, illustrated with PowerPoint, books and painting and texts.

    • Course type: International
    • Duration: Day Course
    • Starting: Mar 2018
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  • History - Summer Reading: Books, Books and More Books!

    Unique course comprising literature and social and cultural history.

    • Course type: International
    • Duration: Day Course
    • Starting: Apr 2018
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  • History - The Novel as Social History: 20th Century Women Writers, Short Course

    A unique course comprising literature, social and cultural history and book club.

    • Course type: International
    • Duration: Weeks
    • Starting: Sep 2017
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  • History - The Novel as Social History: Comparing 20th Century Male and Female Novelists, Short course

    A unique course comprising literature, social and cultural history and a book club.

    • Course type: International
    • Duration: Weeks
    • Starting: Jan 2018
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  • History - Victorian Rituals of Death and Mourning, 1 day course

    Exploring the way in which death and mourning were part of everyday life in Victorian England.

    • Course type: International
    • Duration: Day Course
    • Starting: Feb 2018
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  • The Edwardians at Christmas

    This course will take you back in time to see how Edwardian families celebrated the festive season and how their servants prepared for it.

    • Course type: Part-time leisure
    • Duration: Day Course
    • Starting: Dec 2017
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