Sessions September to December 2018
Life after the Armistice
Session 1 - Health and Wellbeing
The impact of injuries, both mental and physical, seen during the war— as well as the 1918 Influenza outbreak — resulted in massive changes within medicine and the provision of care.
Session 2 - Remembering the Dead
700,000 British soldiers were killed during the First World War. The impact of the death toll left a generation of women without husbands, led to an increase in spiritualism and, most lastingly, resulted in memorials to the dead. on a scale not seen before.
Session 3 - Political and Industrial Unrest
1919 was the year that most nearly saw the British state succumb to revolution. Political uncertainty was a hallmark of the next twenty years with the growth of Bolshevism and Fascism abroad and ongoing industrial unrest in this country.
Session 4 - A Land Fit for Heroes
The promise was made to the soldiers returning home that they had earned a land fit for heroes. The next two decades is a story of promises kept and broken.
Sessions April to June 2018
The Church in Liverpool
In this session we looked at how the medival Church in Liverpool was organised and the part it played in Liverpudlian lives.
The Reformation brought about major changes for churches and worshippers in Liverpool and beyond.
Lancashire was one of the key areas of Catholic resistance during the 16th and 17th centuries. This session looked at the impact on Liverpool and Sefton.
Liverpool and Toxteth were different from much of Lancashire in that they were Puritan strongholds. This session looked at the background to Puritanism and its history in the area.
The development of the parish of Liverpool from 1699 until 1800.
The impact of Irish immigration and Catholic Emancipation on Liverpool and the role of the Church in philanthropy in the city.
Sessions January to March 2018
The American Civil Rights Movement
Session 1 - Setting the Scene
In this session we looked at slavery in American and Liverpool's role in the slave trade. The purpose was to understand the origins of the African American population and also to explore some key facts about the involvement of Liverpool in the African slave trade.
Session 2 - The American Civil War
In this session we looked at the abolitioist movement in America, the impact of the American Civil War and Liverpool's role in the struggle.
Session 3 - Race in Britain and America from 1870 to 1954
In this session we outlined some of the main developments leading to the Civil Rights Movement after the American Civil War. We also looked at the 1919 Race Riot in Liverpool.
Session 4 - Portrayals of Race in Britain and America
In this session we looked at some key books and films that demonstrate changing attitudes to race.
Session 5 - The Road to Civil Rights
This was a timeline of the African-American struggle for civil rights from the end of the Second Worl War to the death of Martin Luther King.
History of Advertising
Session 1 - The Birth of Advertising
In this session we looked at the early history of advertising from the earliest times.
Session 2 - The Industrial Revolution and Advertising
In this session we looked at the impact of industrialisation on advertising.
Session 3 - Marketing and Advertising 1900-1945
In this session we looked at marketing before the Second World War.