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Monday, 10 November 2014

Third year Geography students explore how childhood has changed over time

On Thursday 23rd October third year Geographers studying the optional Children’s Geographies module travelled to London to visit the Museum of Childhood and the National Portrait Gallery.  The aim of the trip was to explore how childhood has changed over time.

At the Museum of Childhood students learned about how experiences of childhood vary across time and space.  Playing with the toys prompted reflections on continuity and change in the nature of toys over time.  
Children's Geographies students enjoying the hands-on activities at the Museum of Childhood
The NationalPortrait Gallery provided opportunities to explore how children have been represented in art from Tudor times up to the present day.  We examined how clothing, objects and stance can give indications as to the ways in which childhood has been viewed.

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