Year course
London Life and Times: Medieval to Modern 1066 – 2000

Wednesday 21 September 2016 - Wednesday 12 July 2017

  • Wednesday 21 September 2016 - Wednesday 12 July 2017

  • Seminar Room 5

  • Course price £73.00 - £1,950.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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

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This course explores 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. Delivered by some of London’s leading historians and V&A curators, it covers the artefacts and architecture, people and events, and cultures and customs of Londoners from the building of the Tower of London to the Millennium Dome.

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Mike Berlin

Year 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.

It is a wonderful course and so brilliant to just sit and soak up all the fascinating information. Everything, and more, I had hoped it would be. 2015/16 Year Course Student

Delve deeper into the subjects you love

Enjoy thought-provoking lectures and access to the V&A collections in a group who share your passion. Year course students are eligible for NUS student cards. Refreshments are served on arrival each day.

Course Overview

Autumn Term

12 weeks, 21 September – 7 December 2016


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.

Spring Term

12 weeks, 11 January – 29 March 2017


The 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.

Summer Term

12 weeks, 26 April – 12 July 2017


The third 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 1066 – 2000

21 September 2016 - 12 July 2017

£73.00 - £1,950.00

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+44 (0)20 7942 2000

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