Event—Adult Education

London at War and Peace, 1901-1951


How did London change in the beginning of the 20th century?

Map of London, 1920. Call number: oversize G 10 .87

Class Description

During the first half of the 20th century, London experienced both enormous destruction and significant renewal.

This class will focus on topics like the Coronation of Edward VII; the continued expansion of the city and the improvement of infrastructure to support growth; cultural life during the 1920s; social and political tensions during the 1930s; experiences of Londoners during both World Wars; the Blitz; post-war reconstruction; and the Festival of Britain.

Frank Biletz received his PhD in history from the University of Chicago, with a primary specialization in modern British and Irish history. He is currently Adjunct Instructor in History at Loyola University Chicago and has taught classes at the Newberry since 1994.

Materials List

No required materials or first reading.

Cost and Registration

Eight sessions, $320 ($288 for Newberry members, seniors, and students). Learn about becoming a member.

To register multiple people for this class, please go through the course calendar in Learning Stream, our registration platform. When you select the course and register, you’ll be prompted to add another registrant.


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