Sussex Landscape: Coast, Downs & Weald
|Time||10:00 - 12:00|
|Tutor||Dr Geoffrey Mead|
The Sussex landscape is a mix of physical and human landscapes, from the wildscape of Ashdown Forest to the teeming streets of Brighton, and from the coastal creeks of Chichester Harbour to the network of twittens and lanes that is the Ancient town of Rye. We study a variety of landscapes to understand better this beautiful area. Hopefully a field session will be a part of this class.
The half term break for this course will be 4th March
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'.