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Twentieth Century London: Imperial City to Global Melting Pot

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    Seminar Room One, Sackler Centre

10 WEEK SHORT COURSE: From Imperial city to global melting pot, London has undergone numerous changes during the 20th century. This course explores the history of the city, its major events and its people.

At the outset, the building of luxury hotels, department stores and theatres, and the launch of motorised buses and electrified trains emphasised the grandeur and modernity of the city. The devastation of the Blitz was followed by a massive rebuilding programme and celebrations like the Olympics, the Coronation and the Festival of Britain. And by the 1960s, London had become the capital of cool, a shining epicentre of music, fashion and design. Today’s capital incorporates both the best and worst elements of its history - innovation in culture and design, extremes of wealth and poverty, and the misery of the daily commute on the tube.

Course Leader: Mike Berlin

10 weeks, Tuesdays, 1 October – 10 December 2013
(Half Term: 29 October), 14.00–16.30
£340, £290 concessions

Book online or by calling 020 7942 2211

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