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History – Summer in the City: exploring Brighton’s unique history – Summer Term


If you are interested in the distinctive history of Brighton and how it evolved, and enjoy walking through the city and discovering places you might not know, then you will enjoy this course comprising of three classroom sessions and three field trips.

We study the fascinating history of Brighton in three classroom sessions with a brief historical overview and looking at early maps. This will be followed by three field trips, getting to know our unique city, discovering lots of hidden gems and understanding how Brighton evolved from a small Georgian fishing town to the vibrant seaside resort of today.

Your tutor will guide you to further places of interest so that you can stroll around and familiarise yourself during summer, discovering additional hidden gems.

Be prepared to walk on each field trip for almost two hours; to wear suitable clothing for all weather and to bring water if it is hot.

N.B. History courses may contain outdated attitudes, cultural depictions and language which cause offence today. They have to be viewed from an historic perspective. When discussing the content these views are not those of the tutor.

Classroom sessions are illustrated with images, maps and powerpoint slides.

Tutor Sarah Tobias. This course will run on Saturday mornings 1100-1300. Other dates 17/05/25, 24/05/25, 31/05/25, 07/06/25 and 14/06/25


Suitable for all abilities


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