5 week online course, Tuesdays 7-9pm. This course will examine Viking origins in the Scandinavian Bronze Age and then follow them as they travelled westwards to America, southwards to Sicily and eastwards through Russia to the Islamic Caliphate in the Middle East.
This course introduces participants to the Bronze Age on Crete (the Minoans), mainland Greece (the Mycenaeans) and Troy, from the end of the Neolithic period (c.3000 BC) through various stages of palatial and warrior societies, to the sudden collapse of the Mycenaean civilisation in c.1100 BC.
5 week online course, Tuesdays 7-9pm. This course will look at food and feasting from the days of Homo Neanderthalensis to the Late Medieval / Early Tudor period and will consider the relationships between food and social culture.
Part One of The Victorian Society's Autumn talk series Building the Victorian & Edwardian Terraced House will focus on the terraced house, the ordinary but much-loved housing that forms the bedrock of English and Welsh cities. Alec Forshaw, historian & urban designer will open the series by tracing the origins & history of the terraced house in Bloomsbury.
5 week online course, Wednesdays 7-9pm. We study the worlds of the wealthy, middle, and working classes - from large country estates and townhouses to humble cottages and London rookeries of the residuum; their social and cultural life, living, and working conditions.
Architectural historian and Victorian Society trustee, Kit Wedd will explore the materials, design and construction of the terraced house. Part Three of Building the Victorian & Edwardian Terraced House Series