"We will neglect our cities to our peril, for in neglecting them we neglect the nation."

John F. Kennedy

The City Through History project brings together academics from Durham University and Pembroke

College, University of Oxford. This course is only open to students residing in the north east of England.

We live in a world that is ever more urban – on every inhabited continent, the proportion of people living in cities has grown in the last two centuries. Cities are not a new thing – and this course will help you understand their history, and to understand why they have become so central.

The course will begin with a key question: what is a city? We will look at examples from across the globe, over two millennia - and at the end we will come back to that question.

Pupils on all six Year 12 strands participate in Access Week at the end of the intensive course, allowing for space and time to be dedicated to more specific areas of study led by our team of tutors.

City Street