WM College is located in the heart of Camden and we have an incredible wealth of fascinating London history on our doorstep. From colourful local characters to figures of international influence, Camden has been and remains home to people who have shaped our world. Many of the historic places in which they lived and worked are still there for us to see and learn about. Join us to explore the riches of historic Camden from its distant and more recent past in this weekly course.
Learn about the history and development of public and private green spaces in London, from private gardens to royal parks to allotments, with examples from Camden and the surrounding areas. To include short field trips, weather permitting, to visit some of the green spaces covered in the course content.
The Borough of Camden is packed with some of the finest examples of the Spectacular Vernacular - domestic architecture. Home may be where the heart is, but how often do we look at the houses around us This course examines the humble house's history and different periods, its styles and features. The course also includes walk/s to see local examples.
WM College, as the oldest surviving institute of adult education in Europe, has a long and multi-faceted history. But have you thought about how the College has touched the lives of the people associated with it, shaped Camden and the wider London community We invite you to share your recollections of Camden and the Working Men's College with us in this course. You will also learn about how to record an oral history of your family or local community, collecting the memories of people around you and preserving them for sharing with others.