New course set to make history

New course set to make history
Regency Era Evening Course

Forth Valley College is debuting a new evening course based on the history of the Regency era in London following the popularity of Netflix series Bridgerton.

The new course ‘Regency Era Uncovered’ will explore the history of the regency period, the cultures and customs of society at the time and the fashion.

The six week course will launch on Monday 25 April and will be based at the Falkirk Campus.

The regency period took place from 1811 – 1820 when George, Prince of Wales, governed the country as ‘Regent’ during the madness of his father George III. 

The period acts as the background for the hit Netflix show ‘Bridgerton’ which follows the lives of various members of the fictional Bridgerton family.

The show has been such a big hit with the public that the College has seized the opportunity to develop a course that would grab the interest of fans of the show.

Forth Valley College Lecturer Penny Forthington, said: “We think this could be a really popular addition to our evening course provision.  So many people are fans of the show and the course could offer a chance to find out more about the period in which it’s set.

“It’s an opportunity to tap into popular culture and it will be interesting to see how many people would like to book on the course.  Of course, we hope they’re not too disappointed when they discover it’s not a real thing – at our college anyway – and they’ll need to stick to watching the show for now!”

Opens for applications on Friday 1 April 2022 – to book your place please email

Grabbed your attention?  Whilst ‘Regency Era Uncovered’ isn’t available at the moment, we do have a range of exciting evening courses launching soon.  Register your interest here and we’ll let you know as soon as they’re available.