Year course
London Life and Times: Medieval to Modern

Wednesday 26 September 2018 - Wednesday 10 July 2019

  • Wednesday 26 September 2018 - Wednesday 10 July 2019

  • Seminar Room 3

  • Course price £640.00 - £1,992.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

    9.00 – 17.30, Monday-Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

Over three terms, explore a thousand years of the social and cultural life of a great city from its early days as a feudal kingdom to a modern metropolis. Led by some of London’s leading historians and V&A curators, you will experience the artefacts, architecture, people, events, cultures and customs of Londoners from the building of the Tower of London to the Millennium Dome.

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Mike Berlin

Course Director Mike Berlin

Mike Berlin is a Lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is a specialist in the social history of early modern London and has published extensively on the history of London’s guilds. His study of London ranges widely and has included 20th century trade union and labour history, the history of immigration and the New Left.

This course is wonderful. I learn a lot every time! 2017/18 Course Student

Further information

• Refreshments served • Price reductions available for Seniors (60+), jobseekers (ES40 holders) and registered disabled people • No Certificate Option • Term 2 tickets now available

Course Overview

Term 1

12 weeks, 26 September – 12 December 2018


A city of learning and richly skilled crafts, during this period London went from being the prosperous capital of an emerging kingdom on the periphery of Christendom to being one of the greatest cities of Europe, the centre of a growing mercantile empire which looked outward to the Atlantic and beyond.

Term 2

13 weeks, 9 January – 3 April 2019


This second term examines the period from the rebuilding after the Great Fire, to the Great Exhibition which attracted six million visitors from all over Britain, the colonies and other parts of the globe. In the two hundred years after the fire London emerged as the world’s greatest city, a true metropolitan capital.

Term 3

11 weeks, 1 May – 10 July 2019


This final term explores the changing landscape and history of London from the creation of Albertopolis in the West to the development of Olympicopolis in the East. From Victorian London through to the 20th century, this term demonstrates how today's capital incorporates both the best and worst elements of its history.

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Year course: London Life and Times: Medieval to Modern

26 September 2018 - 10 July 2019

£640.00 - £1,992.00

Call to book +44 (0)20 7942 2000

Term 3: 1851–2000

1 May – 10 July 2019

Term 3 single days

1 May – 10 July 2019


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Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)