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London Review - KU Honors Program

London Review - KU Honors Program
Spend spring break in London on this faculty-led program.
London, England
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  • Plan and research a visit to London during the spring semester. Past visits included: The Globe Theater, The British Museum, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and more
  • Students will create a publication, The London Review, to chronicle their trip to London
  • Learn to appreciate the culture and history of London
Program Summary: 

The London Review will allow students to plan and research a visit to London, to spend Spring Break of 2020 visiting London, and to create a publication of reviews and essays about their stay.

Students will spend the weeks in the semester before Spring Break deciding on the productions and exhibits they plan to visit. They will conduct research on those events, each student specializing in a particular aspect of the visit. They will also study the genre of the literary/arts review, examining audience and publication possibilities.

After returning from London, the class will spend the remainder of the semester publishing The London Review 2020. Each student will be responsible both for writing reviews and for helping to put together the journal.


Before and after spring break, students will attend class on Wednesdays, from 4:30 to 6:00pm. The group will leave for London together on Friday, March 6 and return on Sunday, March 15. They will attend several performances and exhibits as a group during that week. During the stay in London, students will meet mornings to organize for the day's events and to discuss the play or other performance to be attended. Each morning the event's specialist will give a presentation to prepare students for the performance or exhibit.

In addition to the planned group activities, each student will be assigned to find two additional events to review. The students will attend these events during their free time in London. The entire scheduled visit will be in London, but students may choose to go for short day trips outside of London during their free time.

Academic Information: 

HNRS 492: The London Review or ENGL 492: The London Review 
HNRS 492 requires membership in the KU Honors Program or permission of instructor. 3 credit hours. Students will enroll themselves in one of these courses for the Spring semester.


Students will be housed in double or triple-occupancy rooms in a central London hotel, located in the Kensington neighborhood. The hotel is conveniently located in close proximity to public transportation and many attractions. English breakfast will be provided daily at the hotel. Three group dinners will also be provided.


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For more information, contact:

Mary Klayder, Program Director
Department of English
3059 Wescoe
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
phone: 785-864-2582
e-mail: mklayder@ku.edu

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