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.
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.
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.
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.
History - Exploring Brighton’s rich history, Short course
Two classroom sessions and three field trips in Brighton.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
History - Summer Reading: Books, Books and More Books!
Unique course comprising literature and social and cultural history.
History - The Novel as Social History: 20th Century Women Writers, Short Course
A unique course comprising literature, social and cultural history and book club.
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.
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.
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.