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Summer in the City: exploring Brighton’s unique history


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.

N.B. History courses may contain outdated attitudes, cultural depictions and language which cause offence today.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.

We study the fascinating history of Brighton in three classroom sessions and three field trips, starting with a brief historical overview and looking at early maps. During the three field trips, we will get 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.

Tutor Sarah Tobias. This course will run on Saturday mornings 1100-1300. Other dates 04/05/24, 11/05/24, 18/05/24, 25/05/24 and 01/06/24.

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


Any adult is eligible to join this course

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The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

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Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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