University of Westminster history students recently went on a field trip to Brighton.

The students, all taking the module Blood and Iron: the Making of the Modern World Part One, paid a visit to the historic Royal Pavilion. The Pavilion, rebuilt from 1815 by the architect John Nash at the behest of the Prince of Wales as a sumptuous royal palace, is a perfect embodiment of the prince's self-indulgent extravagance and the contemporary obsession with Indian and Chinese style.

Head of Department and module leader Dr Martin Doherty said: "Field trips are a great way for students to learn outside the classroom, as well as a good mechanism for new students to get to know one another and to bond as a group."

In the new year, history, sociology and criminology students will have the opportunity to visit Berlin and Paris.

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