Introduction to Local History Step 2

Course Code K0372GXPEB

Over the 10 weeks, experienced local historian and writer, Ian Richardson, will assist all students with the research of a local history project of your own choosing.

We have good computer access at College to enable this and we are likely to visit the East Riding Treasure House archives in Beverley at least twice to aid our work - they stay open until 8pm on Thursdays.

What will I study?

It is hoped each student will produce a written report and/or a presentation for the rest of the group. We also plan to combine these in a booklet for each student to take away at the end. There are a huge variety of possible topics and our initial session will explore many of these. Options include your own family history, war in the region, changing transportation such as railways, or changing schools in the town, prehistoric remains in the East Riding.

Specific enquiries might focus on individuals like Elwell, or particular buildings such as the Minster or Friary. Changing shop and pub developments might also be of interest. 

How will I be assessed?

This is a non-accredited course with no exam at the end but, the tutor will monitor progress and give feedback.

Entry requirements

No previous experience required. It is not essential to have completed the Step 1 course before embarking on this, so all are welcome.

What next?

Progression routes may be discussed with your course tutor.  For further advice and guidance please contact the College Guidance Officers.

Additional information

The content of the course (noted above) will be discussed and you will be given further details about course materials and other learning resources.  Any relevant paperwork will be discussed and completed at this session.  Please bring a notebook and pen.

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

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