Looking Back on the Victorian Age WEA Sydney

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From 1837, when Victoria became Queen until the outbreak of the Great War, Britain began to create the modern world. We look at some of the most significant events and people of the age and its legacy in Australia and elsewhere. The age was one of huge disparities in wealth and opportunity, but Britain prospered because of its political stability and the expansion of its Empire.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

SUGGESTED READING

  • The Victorians, A N Wilson (2007)

COURSE OUTLINE

  • The Queen and her ministers; Britain and her Empire
  • British science and technology; Religion and morality
  • Highs and lows of Victorian society; the Victorian heritage, worldwide

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Identify some of the great paradoxes of Victorian Age society
  2. Value the contribution of some of the men and women of the Age to modern society
  3. Recognise some of the pluses and minuses of Empire
  4. Discuss the contribution of the Victorians to the development of Australia, and other parts of the world