Field trips allow you to engage with historical sources and environments on an immediate and personal level.
You will experience historical issues, texts and artefacts in a wider context that might not be obvious from textbooks.
You should also improve your observational skills and get to engage in lively debate!
Field trips aren't compulsory and costs for students vary according to the trip, with some being wholly subsidised by the department.
The opportunities vary according to the modules running and the particular research interests of staff.
Sheryllynne Haggerty often takes students on The British Slave Trade and Abolition module to the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. This helps them to:
Sarah Holland took third year students on the Rural Life in Victorian England module to the Museum of English Rural Life in Reading. Students were able to:
David Gehring's final year ‘Overseas Exploration, European Diplomacy, and the Rise of Tudor England’ module has three field trips, with the final one being to the British Library, British Museum and the National Gallery in London. This allows the students to:
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