The Victorian Era: Steve Lowe

"By definition, this period covers the reign of Queen Victoria, from 1837 -1901. It is probably the most important period in British history, with great wealth being accumulated through the colonies and latterly industry, a liberalization of politics and society, and a large increase in the population, apart from in Ireland. As well as looking at the UK as a whole, we will see how the nations changed during this period. We will also look at how the ‘old order’ found itself increasingly under pressure and how it reacted."

Tutor: Steve Lowe

"Steve Lowe is a journalist, academic and one-time local politician. He first began working for Bedfordshire on Sunday as a political reporter and commentator in 1996. In 1999 he became the news editor and in 2000 the editor. After leaving in 2014 he has worked as a freelance journalist. Steve gained a BSc (Hons) at the OU in Politics and an MSc at Birkbeck College, University of London, in European Politics and Globalisation. He has lectured on politics and journalism at the University of Bedfordshire, Press Association, and at many colleges and secondary schools."