Who Do They Think You Are? The Census and Identity
Census Day in the UK will be Sunday 21 March 2021. But why do it at all? On this course you will learn through historical and contemporary exploration how censuses are created, why they ask the questions they ask and how they vary around the globe.
Purpose: Community Learning
Duration: 7.5 hours over 5 weeks, Mondays 1.30pm – 3.00pm
Next course: 16 November – 14 December
Aims and Objectives
- To provide a context in which to understand the coming UK census.
You will be able to:
- approach the UK 2021 census with a critical gaze
- develop a greater understanding of how the census works and how it differs around the world.
Who is the course for?
If you have an interest in how censuses are created and used – eg. for family history, for a local history project – then this course is for you.
Perhaps you may be concerned about how personal data is received and then used by the state or by political interest groups, or you may have an interest in identity politics and representation.
This course would give you a taste of Social Science and could lead you onto Ruskin’s popular Access to HE in Social Science.
What will it cost me?
The cost for this course is £25. It is free if you are unemployed or earning less than £17,004 per annum.