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Snapshots of the history and culture of Coventry

8 x 2-hour sessions

As Coventry approaches its year as city of culture, this course offers students the chance to learn about and appreciate aspects of its life and history over the centuries it has existed. Through its surviving buildings, industries, wars, migrations, memories and people we explore what made Coventry the city it has become.

Starts

14 October 2019

Day and time Eight consecutive Mondays 7pm-9pm
Fee

£100

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Venue

S0.08, Social Studies

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Entry requirements None
Length Eight weeks (16 hours)
Accreditation None
Contact Please use our contact form to send us an enquiry

Areas of study

  • The Origins of Coventry

  • Sacred and Secular. Contrasting authorities in the history of Coventry

  • The Industrial history of the City: cloth making, silk weaving, bicycles, and motor cars

  • Coventry’s historic buildings: History explored through its architecture

  • Life and death in the city 1750-1900

  • Coventry and the impact of war: from Bosworth Field, through to World War 1

  • Coventry and the Blitz, 1940, memory and myth

  • Post-war migration and economy

Tutor

Stuart Jennings