Huntingdon Area Lifelong Learners (HALL)

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Huntingdon Area Lifelong Learners (HALL)

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Huntingdon Area Lifelong Learners (HALL) was launched on the 30th September 2019. We are committed to the idea that learning should be affordable and  for everyone whatever their age or educational background.

We normally meet in Huntingdon Library although do sometimes run courses online.

Whether online or in person most courses will have a short break for coffee and half term will coincide with Cambridgeshire schools.

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Course Title: Five Revolutions
Course Description: The period from the Restoration of the Monarchy in England in 1660 to the Great Exhibition of 1851 were years of dramatic social and economic change. The population, which was largely static at around 5 million in the first hundred years, took off in the mid-eighteenth century and grew to over 16 million by 1851. The changes brought by the agricultural revolution enabled the rapidly rising population to be fed. The third revolution, the industrial revolution, powered by coal, provided employment for many of those attracted into urban centres. The Great Exhibition demonstrated how Britain now led the world in producing goods and services. Road transport, canals and finally railways facilitated the movement of goods and people. Finally, the consumer revolution demonstrated how ordinary people were able to enjoy a lifestyle far above the expectations of their forebears at the beginning of the period. The highly illustrated course will examine how these five revolutions created the modern world.
Tutor: Ken Sneath
Venue: Huntingdon Library, Princes Street, Huntingdon, PE29 2PA
Day Of Week: Monday
Start Time: 10:30
Duration: 1.50 hrs
Date: 23/09/24
No. of Weeks: 5
Fee: £