History - The England of Charles Dickens | Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

History - The England of Charles Dickens at Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

History - The England of Charles Dickens at Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Price: £20.00 Starts: 25/04/2017 Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Tutor: Naomi Louise Dickins Ends: 25/04/2017 Location: Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: TUE Duration: 1 weeks

About this course

Charles Dickens lived through most of the 19th century and his novels offer insights into life in England during a period of rapid change and social uncertainty. Dickens’ own fear of poverty, and the traumatic experiences of factory work and his father’s imprisonment coloured the writer’s works, providing a genuine understanding of the desperate plight of the characters he portrays. This course will offer the opportunity to examine some of Dickens’ novels in an attempt to discover more about the world he inhabited – its landscape, society and culture - and his unique view of it.

By the end of this course, you should be able to
• Place Charles Dickens within the wider context of British history
• Describe key events in political, social and cultural history of the era
• Assess the value of literature as historical evidence

Recommended Reading
It is not essential, but might be useful, to have read one or all of the following texts before beginning this course: Oliver Twist; A Tale of Two Cities; Great Expectations.

How will I be taught?

There will be an informative talk during which class discussion will be encouraged to develop learning. The tutor will give informal feedback.

What do I need to bring with me?

You may wish to bring note taking materials.

What can I do next?

We offer a range of History, Architecture and social history courses. Please speak to us or go to www.kentadulteducation.co.uk

What do I need to join the course

This course will suit anyone interested in social history. All you need is a sense of enquiry and curiosity.

About the Tutor: Naomi Louise Dickins

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Getting there

Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
Avebury Avenue
Tonbridge
Tonbridge And Malling
Kent
TN9 1TG


If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code TON/41684/E/LC.
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