|Group 1: Time, Speed, and Distance.
- The Regents Canal (we could access the canal at one of several operable lock systems, but most likely at
- The London Transport Museum (this visit would be dependent on current group ticket prices).
Group 2: Books, Magazines, and Print.
- The Charles Dickens Museum, London (slightly risky, as this obviously relevant and interesting site
will be refurbished between April 10 and December, 2012).
- The British Library (the Ritblat Gallery offers a permanent exhibition of some amazing books and manuscripts,
including ones by Dickens and Hardy; there are usually other interesting public exhibits up as well).
Group 3: Urbanization.
- The London Underground (we could visit an early station and discuss the evolution and construction of the underground;
part of this report could involve transit between two stations).
- Kensal Green Cemetery (this topic would include discussion about the overcrowding of London's burial grounds
by the beginning of the nineteenth century).
Group 4: Rural Life.
- The Tolpuddle Martyrs (this topic involves a famous, early, and failed attempt to organize agricultural
labor; the report would take place in the Old Crown Court and Cells in Dorchester).
- Athelhampton House (a good example of a country manor house;
this visit would be dependent on current group ticket prices).
Group 5: Art and Architecture.
- St. Pancras Railway Station (one of the great architectural and engineering masterpieces of the
- The Tate Britain (this gallery has large and significant holdings in romantic and Pre-Raphaelite art).
Group 6: Science, Natural Philosophy, and Religion.
- Science Museum, London (this visit would entail the identification of Victorian exhibits, such as Charles
Babbage's difference engine, relevant to our course).
- The Tower Bridge (this report would focus on Victorian engineering; there are other related sites,
such as Brunel's Thames Tunnel and Bazalgette's Thames Embankment; let us know if you'd like to brainstorm