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History - England 1830 - 1901William IV to Victoria


Start date: 18th Jan 2022

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: £95

Day: Tuesday

Duration: 10 weeks

Tutor: Andy Ison

Course code: SP22092

This course is for students with an interest in history in general and British or Monarchical history in particular

For the first session students will need an interest in history, an open mind, a desire to learn and a willingness to enquire and question

Additional Costs: None

The course aims: The course aims to give an overview of political, Imperial, social, religious, economic and military developments in Britain during the reigns of William IV and Victoria

The course will cover:

The role and influence of each of these monarchs, political leaders and their parties alongside developments in society as shaped by developments in the Empire, war, industry, rebellions and various campaigns. These will focus on issues and events that had national and international significance, shaping life in Britain during an age when it was the dominant world power.

Key topics will include:

The character and influence of the Royal Family, most notably William IV, Victoria and Prince Albert as well as significant political figures including Palmerston, Disraeli and Gladstone

By the end of the course students will have a deeper understanding of the most profound factors, the key characters and the significant events that shaped Britain in this era as it established, advanced and exploited its position as the dominant world power

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Andy Ison

Andy Ison

Andrew Ison has been leading courses and delivering lectures for several years, covering a range of topics in History, Politics and Current Affairs. He has had two main careers, firstly as a Catholic Priest and secondly as a secondary school teacher. He has degrees in Economic History from the University of Durham and in Theology and Philosophy from the University of Comillas in Madrid. He also has a PGCE in History from the University of Warwick.
Andy is a story teller, analyst, thinker, questioner, connector and provocateur. He has spent most of his life trying to make sense of the world, occasionally making progress, by looking for patterns, asking questions and developing tentative answers. He has lived a varied life after working in parishes, schools, prisons, hospitals and youth work.

"In my teaching I aim to be interesting, creative and challenging, looking to enthuse students and to encourage debate. I believe we all learn best when we are engaged with the subject, when we care and feel some passion for it, see its relevance to our own experiences and feel a connection with those who are or were involved. Stories, images, maps and debate all play key roles in these classes so that understanding is added to knowledge."

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