'The Making of Urban Britain 1700-2000' is a unique opportunity to develop and extend your interest in the historical development of towns and cities. Centre for Urban History academic staff provide expert presentations and conduct the excursions. The summer school (26 June-3 July 2005) is very informal and has previously been attended by Americans, most European nationalities, and Japanese citizens. It is modestly priced on an 'at cost' basis and has proved attractive in recent years to graduate students, researchers and professors, as well as to members of the general public.
The course explores the rich urban past of Britain using the diverse midlands region with Leicester as a base. The course includes day trips to study factory villages and company towns in Derbyshire, to explore the distinctive features of county towns like Northampton and Stamford, and to see the planned New Towns of the 20th century (Letchworth and Milton Keynes). Leicester itself still has elements of the Roman, Viking and Norman settlements, and nowadays is a thriving multi-cultural city.
A more detailed programme and further details is available on the Centre for Urban History website.
Dr Joanna Herbert
Centre for Urban History
University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 7RH
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