Course overview

Join us to investigate buildings across the county and discover the stories they tell. From when they were built and why, to what and who they were for, this course takes a selection of historic buildings including houses, shops, public buildings, places of industry and entertainment to start our exploration of the history of Essex people and places. By the end of the course you will have new places to visit and a starting place to investigate a building of your own.

Course description

Each week we will investigate different buildings, their uses and the people connected with them. We will identify styles and features of our buildings, how we can decode and learn from them. We will work from photographs, maps and a range of local history sources and additional material such as newspaper reports, directories and the census. We will bring to life the people who have lived and worked in our selected places and consider what this tells us about the history of Essex. Expect slide presentations, group discussions and suggested places to vis

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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