A Social History of the East End

Tuesday 20 April 2010 2.30pm-4.30pm for 11 meetings

Based at the Museum of Childhood, this course will examine the development of London’s East End since the sixteenth century. Over the centuries, the East End changed from open fields and scattered villages to densely settled terraces and housing estates. This course will look at the East End’s rich traditions: as a centre of crafts and industry; as the point of reception for immigrants from many lands; and as the home of radical political and social movements. Site visits are included.


Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road
E2 9PA

Booking & Fees

Please contact Birkbeck College directly for information about fees and how to enrol on this course.