What People Wore

Rottingdean Whiteway Centre


What People Wore

Day Wednesday
Time 10:30 - 1230
Tutor Judie English
Cost £42.00
Room Main Hall
Availability 20/24 Places
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Course Description

What people wore – the social history of clothing
Clothing serves a multitude of purposes – modesty, temperature regulation, convenience and camouflage for example – but it is frequently used to demonstrate wealth and position, and religious and political ideologies or marital status. Limiting those allowed to wear a particular material or a special colour, covering or displaying parts of the body differs between cultures and changes over time. This course will use examples through time and from around the world to illustrate these various uses.

This is the second five week course, starting on 23rd February, after half term. It follows on from Early African Kingdoms which runs before half term. They can be booked individually or both at once. 

For information half term is 14th to 18th February 2022

Your Tutor

Dr Judie English, FSA, MCIfA
My earliest archaeological experience was in excavation, firstly on prehistoric sites in Wessex and then several years rescue work. Eventually I became more interested in what went on beyond the trench and am now mainly involved in landscape archaeology. This necessitates some knowledge of monuments as diverse as Bronze Age barrows and 19th century military earthworks but my main interests lie in European Late Prehistory and developments after the retreat of the Roman Empire.
After many years in medical research at Surrey University I undertook doctoral research with the late Peter Drewett and David Rudling at Sussex University and have been teaching for about 25 years at the CCE at Sussex University, Collyers College, Horsham and various adult education classes.