Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

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 | A History of Christmas & Winter Traditions | Preston Manor

    If you have always wanted to know what the meanings were behind the traditional things you do and eat at Christmas you will find this short course highly entertaining and informative.

    • Course type: Open to international students
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • History | A Sussex Christmas: Customs, Myths and Legends of Winter in the Festive Season

    We study origins, meanings and significance of fascinating winter and Christmas customs from Pagan to mid-twentieth century.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • History | A Victorian Christmas Merriment | At Preston Manor

    If you would like to study in the fabulous historic Preston Manor and get in the mood for Christmas this course is definitely for you! Be prepared to marvel at the glorious commercial Christmas of the Victorians, learn about the games, gifts and gree...

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • History | Art Deco and the 'Moderne' (1918-1939) | At Preston Manor

    If you would like to study in fabulous historic Preston Manor and like Art Deco this course is for you! After WWI a new, distinctive style emerged in the 1920's and 1930's. Smooth lines and geometric patterns featured on architecture, advertising, fa...

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • History | Arts Culture and Society in Regency England (1790-1830)

    An age of elegant living for the wealthy, aspiration for merchants & tradesmen, great hardship for the poor, but also a brilliant period for the arts, culture, architecture literature, technology, science and for great advances and new and exciting i...

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • History | Beautiful and Useful | Victorian Arts & Crafts

    “Have nothing in your houses which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” ~ William Morris 1880. He and others believed that mass production produced inferior goods and they returned to the styles of earlier ages, utilising nat...

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • History | Cool Britannia: How Fashion Shaped British Culture (1750-2019)

    This course examines historic inspiration that forms today’s innovative fashion and designers by studying the fascinating social and cultural history of Britain.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • History | Introducing the Victorians

    This history course is an introduction into the world of the remarkable and influential Victorian period.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • History | Life in Late Georgian and Regency England (1785-1830)

    A course for lovers of the arts and social history during the late Georgian and Regency era, which includes many innovations, developments and advances in all aspects of life for wealthy and poor.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • History | Summer Reading: Books, Books and More Books!

    A unique course comprising literature and social and cultural history.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • History | Summer in the City: Exploring Brighton's Unique History

    If you are interested in the distinctive history of Brighton and how it evolved and enjoy walking through the city and discovering places you might not know, you will enjoy this course comprising of two classroom sessions and three field trips.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • History | The Edwardians (1900-1914) | At Preston Manor

    If you would like to study Edwardian social and cultural history in the delightfully unique, relaxed and hugely atmospheric setting of fabulous historic Preston Manor, you will enjoy this leisurely course.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • History | The Novel as Social History : Life & Living

    Unique course comprising literature, social and cultural history, book club – and lively discussion! Within the pages of the novel we discover more than a story - enthralling ‘other’ information about people, relationships, class and place.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • History | The Novel as Social History: Homes of Every Sort

    This is a unique course comprising literature, social and cultural history, book club – and lively discussion!

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • History | The Whiplash Curve | Art Nouveau (1890-1910)

    This highly decorated iconic style with its flowing, asymmetrical lines was found in everything from art, architecture, furniture, fashion, jewellery, ceramics, metalwork, glass and advertising posters.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • History | The World of Iconic Art Deco-Interwar Modernism 1918-1939

    For those of you who love the iconic style of Art Deco and clean lines of Modernism, this is the course which will explain the difference between the two and discover the influences that made these innovative forms.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • History | Upstairs, Downstairs in the Edwardian House (Preston Manor)

    Learn how houses were run and managed in an actual historic house - the fabulous Preston Manor, decorated in Edwardian style and with rooms on four floors, is a delightfully unique and hugely atmospheric setting for this one-day session.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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