The Victorian Way of Death: Liz Carter

"In the morning, we will consider how advancing technology and changing social attitudes influenced the death and burial customs of Victorian England - ranging from the new 'off-the-peg' shrouds and choices of coffin linings to public v. private cemeteries’ and cremation.  In the afternoon, students will have the opportunity to visit the wonderful Bedford Victorian cemetery at Foster Hill Road where there are a wide range of different styles of memorial.  This will involve walking on uneven ground but the site is wheel-chair friendly"

Tutor: Liz Carter

"Liz Carter developed a passion for family history into a small research business, back in the 1980s and then went on to lecture for the University of Cambridge and the WEA locally. She also works for Pharos Tutors, specialising in distance learning (internet classes) in local, social and family history. She has a keen interest in all things historical, especially the 18th and 19th centuries plus aspects of poverty. "