From Cradle to Grave: The Victorian Family : Liz Carter

"During this 10-week course we will study the Victorian family, their houses and surroundings from the moment of birth to the hour of death. By dividing the course into 3 sections we shall be able to investigate each of the levels of society, starting with the Upper Crust, finishing with the Labouring Poor via the Expanding Middle Class. We will study housing, health, work, education and leisure pursuits in each area; philanthropic housing schemes, vaccination programmes, the Victorian funeral business and the plight of the hopeless and homeless. We finish with a look at how authors and artists of the period have coloured our impressions. "

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. "