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Second new course: A history of animals in Britain c. 1900-2000

2013 May 5
whitbread former stables

The former Whitbread stables at the Barbican, 2012

This is the second of  three courses I am teaching during the summer school at the City Lit in Covent Garden this July and August. This second  course on animals , that runs on the weekend of 17 and 18 August, is about how we think about animals in twentieth-century Britain: too often animals have been written out of conventional history. The course aims to think about the role they have played in recent British society.

This interactive class will include a number of topics such as :

Why were campaigns against vivisection so important in the first years of the twentieth century?
How did the Second World War change attitudes towards animals on the Home Front?
Why are there public statues of animals? Are they about animals or humans or both?

The full cost is £54 but there are concessions including a senior fee of £30. I cannot take bookings – though am happy to answer queries about the content. Please click here on City Lit to enrol.


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