As part of the assessment for this course students are required to research a topic of their choice from the period. This research is then used to build a display in the Virtual Georgian London space in Second Life™. Students are encouraged to be creative. Student projects have covered a variety of topics from reconstructed theatres, shops, courts such as the Old Bailey to pleasure gardens and other public spaces. Within these spaces historical accuracy is important. Students can also display their research, and therefore their knowledge, on posters and information cards and can encourage research through links to other relevant sites, bibliographies and so forth. Below are some examples of student projects.
Avatar Scarlett Squall researched the economic and cultural impact of tea on British Society. To display her work she reconstructed a Twinings Tea Shop.
Avatar Douglass Homebuilder researched the notion of private charity and public virtue through a project on the London Foundling Hospital.