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Social Housing: Cook's Legacy in Camden

Morley College
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1 hour
45 GBP
London
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Social Housing: Cook's Legacy in Camden:

What you will learn

Delve into the history of social housing and explore its golden age. Visit iconic modernist housing estates and experience the work of Sydney Cook’s London Borough of Camden architects department. Travel through Camden’s cutting edge philosophy, aesthetics and values.

In post war UK, the building of council housing was at its peak. This era saw the rise of councils such as London borough of Camden become leading lights in social housing design and building. Study the reasons why this was and why its head, Sydney Cook, and his young staff were so influential. Learn about Camden’s position in the history of social housing and more.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Understand the progression and development of social housing between 1850 and 1980.
  • Discuss historic context, motivations and rationale of architects and others working
  • Know and understand London Borough of Camden’s architects' department and Sydney Cook.
  • Identify key architects and housing estates in Camden.
  • Gain confidence in asking questions and taking part in group discussions

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Why choose Morley College

Founded in 1889

13,000 students annually

7 minutes from Waterloo station

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Morley College

Morley College

Morley College London is one of the UK’s leading centres for adult education. The College is located 7 minutes’ walk from Waterloo station. Founded in 1889, Morley has a distinguished history in music and the visual arts. Today we offer...


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