July 16, 2019

Overseas Newsletter Preview: Issue No. 2

Featured Program: London, Humanities
Available Fall 2020

Photo Credit: Emma Kaftan-Luckerman, London: Music Program, 2018

In cooperation with IES Abroad, this humanities program based in London, England, will provide students with the opportunity to take courses and maintain residence at Queen Mary College, located in East London. Students will choose the majority of their courses from the offerings at QM, with one course taught by Dean Duntley entitled “Moral Values in Action: Abolition, Suffrage, and Universal Health Care in England.” 

This course (IS 267) surveys the development of three central social reform movements in England: the abolition of the slave trade, the right of women to vote, and the establishment of universal access to health care through the National Health Service. The class will introduce students to the key moral ideas and controversies, and the leading moral visionaries in these movements including William Wilberforce, Olaudah Equiano, Emmeline Pankhurst, Millicent Fawcet, Archibald Joseph Cronin, and William Henry Beveridge. The course will incorporate the city of London into our examination of these three social reform movements with visits and excursions to relevant historical sites and exhibitions in London such as the Museum of London Docklands, the Euston Road Friends House, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Royal Museum at Greenwich, Millicent Fawcett’s home on Gower Street, Emmeline Pankhurst’s home and gravesite, Buckingham Palace, the British Library, Holloway Prison, the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Wellcome Collection and Medical History Museum, the Hunterian Museum, the National Health Service London office in Westminster, and Old St. Thomas’ Hospital Operating Theatre.  

The program will also include group travel to Scotland.