Short course
Travelling in Style: 20th Century Transport and Travel

Tuesday 9 January 2018 - Tuesday 20 March 2018

  • Tuesday 9 January 2018 - Tuesday 20 March 2018

  • Seminar Room 5

  • Course price £380.00 - £507.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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

Explore the modern history of travel in its complexity and variety through the key themes of water, land, and air. With an emphasis on the the ocean liner, the subject of a major upcoming V&A exhibition, you will study a wide range of vehicles, from the thrilling pomp of the Pullman car and the glamorous, but formidable, world of the steamship, to the confining tubular space of the airliner fuselage.

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Greg Votolato

Course Leader Greg Votolato

Dr. Gregory Votolato is an architect, curator, teacher and writer on design, technology and culture. He is the author of American Design in the Twentieth Century, Transport Design, A Travel History, Ship, and Car in addition to many essays and articles. He teaches at the Royal College of Art and is a course director at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

This was a fascinating and very enjoyable course. Greg has such an obvious depth of knowledge and delivers it in a way that is easy to listen to. 2014/15 Short Course Student

Course Overview

Rapidly advancing technology has enabled us to reach ever more places around the world, at high speeds, and in greater comfort and safety. Whether for work or pleasure the experience of getting from A to B is of more interest than ever. Chart the evolving design of these and other transportation types against the backdrop of international politics, empire, and global economics. Consider too the innovative hotels, terminals and other forms of transport architecture that provided the infrastructure for mass travel to accelerate around the world.

This 10 week course has a half term on the 13 February.

£507 full price, £456 over 60s, £380 concessions
(concessions are available for ES40 holders and registered disabled people)


Explore the subjects you love

Delve deeper into the subjects you love and enjoy thought-provoking lectures in a group who share your passion. Refreshments served on arrival each day.

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Short course: Travelling in Style: 20th Century Transport and Travel

9 January 2018 - 20 March 2018

£380.00 - £507.00

Call to book +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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+44 (0)20 7942 2000

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