The Story of Maps

Six-week course, beginning -
A map of the British Isles

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Explore the development of maps in Britain

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Course dates: Tuesdays 25 February, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 March 14.00 – 16.00

Maps have delighted and impressed for hundreds of years, yet they are far more than decorative objects or practical tools. Maps are shaped by society and, in turn, shape and reflect it in complex and fascinating ways. This six-week course examines the development of diverse maps in Britain from the earliest of times to the present day. It explores the future potential of maps including an examination of the digitised map collection of the British Library.

Challenge your understanding of maps by looking at the perspective of the people who made them, as well as those who used them. This course includes a special opportunity to view some of the rarer and most significant maps in the British Library’s unique map collection with a curator.


Name: The Story of Maps
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £296.00
Student: £250.00
Registered Unemployed: £250.00
Senior (60+): £265.00
Young Person (18-25): £250.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546