Eminent Victorians – Three linked day schools

Creina Mansfield, Alan Sennett and John Cochrane

‘The history of the Victorian Age will never be written: we know too much about it.’ (Lytton Strachey)

Taking Strachey’s irreverent biographical commentary on the Victorian age as our starting point, these three day-schools explore familiar and less familiar aspects of the history, literature and culture of the Victorians.  Apart from Strachey’s selection of Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Dr Arnold and General Gordon, we will also be looking at historians, writers and artists.  We will look at commentators on the city, questions of crime, poverty, urbanisation, public health, immorality, social class, power and laissez-faire Capitalism.   The day schools will be illustrated with images, text and film.

  • Discourses of Power: Looking back at the Victorians – 23rd October 2017
  • Empire and Ideology – 6th November 2017
  • The Victorian City and Moral Panics – 4th December 2017

Day: Monday 23rd October,  6th November and 4th December 2017

Time: 10.30-16.30

Cross Street Chapel,
Cross Street,
Manchester, M2 1NL

Price per Day school:

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£40 n/a 12 30

Price for all three linked day-schools:

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£110 n/a 12 30

To reserve a place please contact: Alan Sennett, Flat 5, 36 Oak Road, Withington, Manchester M20 3DA
a.sennett@open.ac.uk Tel: 0161 438 0309

Creina Mansfield
Beech Court, Beech Hall Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2EF
creina.m@hotmail.com  Tel: 01625 511581

Adult Education in Manchester and Cheshire