Come to London and see the world during the 40th anniversary of the BYU London Centre!
The sun that never used to set on the British Empire during the Victorian Era now shines down upon contemporary London. Perhaps the world’s most cosmopolitan city, London is populated by a richly diverse citizenry from former colonies around the globe. What Samuel Johnson once observed about eighteenth-century London—“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”—is even truer of twenty-first-century London. It is the financial capital of Europe despite the recent Brexit vote; has the greatest theatre in the world; boasts superb international cuisine; features an amazing array of museums; likes its politics up close and personal; and wears its rich history like fashion, from the casually chic to the formally royal.
Our program will focus on the literary and political history of the British Isles. We will explore London and the surrounding area so well that London will become your second hometown. We will take exciting day and overnight trips throughout England with forays into Scotland and Wales. We will visit Brighton, Portsmouth, the Lake District and the Wordsworth Trust, Edinburgh, York, Canterbury, Dover, Stratford-upon-Avon and the Shakespeare Trust, Stonehenge, Bath, Cardiff, and Church history sites. We also have scheduled time for independent group travel. Although we will use textbooks and conduct classes at the centre, our main textbooks and classrooms will be London and various UK sites. We will be hyper-hip traveling scholars, not blah, blah, blah, run-of-the-mill tourists.