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Life in the Workhouse


Course Information

Life in the Workhouse

A non-accredited History and Heritage course.

Course Code

CLL 22/23_NA_157
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 day-long course will examine the rise of the workhouse to its Victorian heyday. Looking at poor relief and attitudes toward the problem of poverty, this course will explore the experiences of the inmates and consider the eventual decline of the institution. Just how grim  was life in the workhouse really?

Tutor: Alice Bennett BA MA MPhil MA


Term: Summer

Day: Saturday

Start Date: 29 April 2023

Time: 10am-1pm

No. of weeks: 1

Full fee: £26

Location: Online

This course will be delivered via Zoom. Students joining the course will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet with a microphone (essential) and a webcam (desirable), as well as a reliable broadband connection.

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