Brighton & Hove: Aspects of the City
|Time||10:00 - 12:00|
|Tutor||Dr Geoffrey Mead|
|THIS COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED|
Brighton & Hove has a variety of disparate city 'villages' set within the bounds of a multi-cultural and exciting city, all contained within the South Downs National park and an extensive coastline. We look at a variety of aspects of the city, its human and physical landscapes, its past and present appearance. A field session will be a part of this class
An Associate Tutor with the Geography team at the University of Sussex from where I thought I had retired...10 years ago! I specialise in the landscapes of SE England, in both urban and rural areas and I did my doctorate in the suburban growth of the interwar period. I taught adult education for nearly 30 years at Sussex where I worked in the Landscape Studies degree team and was Convenor for Local History. I give talks across SE England to a wide range of groups, from universities to local history societies, WI groups , U3A, Probus and Round Tables. I teach also for the Workers Educational Association and run weekly classes at local community centres. The most requested from my range of talks are those that combine social history, geography, geology and a 'sense of place'.