History field trips
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.
Field trips are voluntary 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.
Impact of the coronavirus on work placements, field trips and volunteering
We work with a range of organisations to provide work placements, field trips and volunteer opportunities. As you'll appreciate they are all disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.
We expect opportunities to run as usual from the academic year 2021/22 but this cannot be guaranteed. We will do our best to arrange suitable activities as previous students always tell us how valuable these opportunities are.
Our Careers and Employment Service have arranged online work
experience opportunities that you can do from home including internships, placements, insights and vacation schemes.
International Slavery Museum, Liverpool – The trip helped students to develop an understanding of the way in which the British-Atlantic slave trade is memorialised.
Boots company archive – Students have visited the Boots D10 factory and explored the Boots archive.
Birmingham and Lichfield – Students visited Lilchfield Cathedral and Birmingham Museum.
London's East End – Students took an historic guided walk through the East End of London to learn more about key people and places, particularly those associated with its Jewish community.
British Museum and British Library – The British Museum is one of the world’s great museums, housing material ranging from prehistory to the medieval period. Our study visit included behind-the-scenes tours of the museum’s collections and conservation facilities.
- Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire – Students visited Kedleston Hall, an 18th-century mansion, to experience the lavish design and furnishings of the house and the surrounding parkland. The trip enhanced their understanding of different components of the structure of 18th-century society, the family, and consumerism.
- Jewish York – A visit to archaeological remains and historical places linked to the presence of Jewish communities in England and particularly the city of York. These include Clifford's Tower, site of the massacre of 1190, and Jewbury, Jewish Cemetery.
- Stamford, Lincolnshire – Visit to an historic medieval town to view standing architecture, and utilise edited documents to study the town's medieval social history.