Oral history traditions and techniques play an essential role in telling diverse stories and bringing these stories to mainstream attention, particularly those of minority or marginalised groups. Gain an overview of what oral history means and how it is practised while exploring the richness of stories collected and shared through this practice.
The Working Mens College: Historical and Personal Perspectives
WMC, as the oldest 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? In this course, you will explore the history of WMC through the rich archival resources that show the influence of the College on different levels of London life.
If you have ever wondered how the street where you live got its name or been curious about street names in your neighbourhood, this is the course for you. You will explore street naming choices in Camden and the surrounding areas as a route into the specific local history of different parts of the borough.