The spread of useful knowledge in England

Course code: 19002
Location: Beaumaris Senior Centre
Day/time:  Wednesday 10.00am
Starts: 6-Feb  Ends: 27-Mar

Colourful maps, persuasive pamphlets, illuminating books and edifying lectures. Charles Knight, Lord Brougham and others and their efforts to ‘spread useful knowledge’ to the disadvantaged classes of Victorian English Society.

Over the 8 weeks of term 1 we describe the efforts of leading literary and political figures who recognised that change was necessary to avoid considerable social disorder in England. They believed that the lot of the Poor and Working Class would be improved through education.

Tony Georgeson
Tony Georgeson has enjoyed a lifelong interest in cartography and Modern History and has a particular interest in the history of the multifaceted relationship between Japan, Korea and China and Western societies, a topic in which he often finds new issues to consider and learn from.  He has taught Asian History, Economics and issues in Globalisation at Universities in New Zealand and Australia and because he is an accountant he also has been involved with teaching Financial Management. Tony enjoys bringing the world of Modern History to life.

Last updated 3 November 2018