The Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester, UK, is hosting a residential summer school from 2 to 9 July 2006. 'The Making of Urban Britain 1700-2000', a week-long programme which pioneered successfully in 2003, will explore three centuries of urban history, covering topics from the eighteenth-century town to the development of post-war new towns through lectures and fieldwork.
The course explores Leicester's rich historical past and the history of the diverse midlands region, and includes day trips to Derbyshire, the heartland of the industrial revolution, to the ninteenth century cities of Northampton and Birmingham and to the pioneering Letchworth Garden City. The course draws upon the wealth of expertise and the successful teaching record of the Centre for Urban History at the University of Leicester.
The cost of the school is £520 sterling, which includes all teaching and lectures, travel for required day trips, admission to museums, 7 nights' ensuite bed and breakfast accommodation at the University of Leicester, lunches each day and two evening meals. The deadline for registering on the school is 30th April 2006. Further details, including a programme, a registration form and payment form can be found at http://www.le.ac.uk/teaching_and_research/teaching/summer_school.html.
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