Students taking the history module ‘Imperial Capital, World City: London 1750-1914. Skills and Sources’ visited Greenwich to explore links between Greenwich, the Royal Navy and the British Empire.

The students travelled to Greenwich by boat, followed by a field walk taking in sights such as the Old Royal Naval College, Queen’s House and the Cutty Sark. In the afternoon, the students visited the National Maritime Museum where they were given a tour of the East India Gallery by Senior Curator Dr Robert Blyth. They also looked at archival documents relating to British links with India and trade with the Far East.

Module leader Dr Katja Seidel says: ‘This trip provided students with an excellent opportunity to study a wide variety of evidence of London’s past as the capital of the British Empire and the various links and relationships it maintained with this empire.’

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