Cambridge History and the Wider Context (Summer term) (HIS 36)

  • Day and time: Thursday 12:30 - 13:55
    Weekly
  • Length of course: 1 term. Summer (7 Weeks)
  • Number of places: 98
  • Start date: 15 April 2021
  • Description:

    The highly influential religious and secular history of Cambridge. Influences in/out of Cambridge from/to the Western World. Specifically - monasteries, Renaissance, Reformation, Puritans, Cromwell, Wilberforce. Simeon and missionaries. F. Bacon. Science - (Newton, Darwin, discovery of the electron, 1st splitting of the atom, world's 1st computer, DNA). University/college educational system. World's 1st Debating Society. College visits - S. Sussex, Trinity Hall, King's, Magdalene, Jesus, Emmanuel, Pembroke, Queens' and Trinity College. Church visits - Round Church, GSM, St Edwards. Architecture. Other buildings eg. Old Divinity School and Gates of Humility, Virtue and Honour. Student pranks.

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  • Format: A virtual walk each week

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  • Leader: David Berkley
  • In teaching after 12 years in business and always intensely interested in history, both secular and religious, explaining why society is as it now is.


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