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Life in the Workhouse


Course Information

Life in the Workhouse

A non-accredited history and heritage course.

Course Code

CLL 17/18_143

Course Date

26th May 2018

Places Available


Course Fee

Course Description

For most, the image of the workhouse is one of Dickensian poverty and hardship. Using a range of literary and documentary sources, this course will examine the rise of the workhouse to its Victorian heyday. Looking at poor relief and attitudes toward the problem of poverty, we will explore the experiences of the inmates and consider the eventual decline of the institution. Just how grim was life in the workhouse?

Alice Bennett BA MA MPhil

Term: Summer

Day: Saturday

Start Date: 26 May 2018

Time: 10am-4.30pm

No. of weeks: 1

Course fee: £35.00

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