Cambridge history and the wider context (HIS 09(z))

  • Day and time: Thursday 11:10 - 13:10
    Weekly
  • Length of course: 1 term. Autumn (7 Weeks)
  • Number of places: 20
  • Start date: 14 October 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', St Johns 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. Unfortunately due to many of the venues being closed to groups of visitors, this course will now take place via Zoom.

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  • Format: Learning as we walk round town and visit colleges

  • 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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