Branch: COLCHESTER

Secretary: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com
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2017/18 Courses


Course Title: Surrealism in Literature
Course Description: This course aims to introduce students to a range of key themes and stylistic features of Surrealist literature.
Tutor: Abbie Saunders
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Mon
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 18/09/17
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: The Religious Quest
Course Description: To explore some different religions and spiritualities, considering various views about their importance, their relation to each other and their place in the modern world.
Tutor: David Sharp
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Mon
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 18/09/17
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Berlioz and the Grand Design
Course Description: This is a study of the work of Berlioz - a composer critical to the furthering of the Romantic movement.
Tutor: Bill Tamblyn
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Mon
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 18/09/17
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Monarchy
Course Description: To consider the story of the English(British) monarchy from Henry VII to Elizabeth I.
Tutor: Roger Cooke
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Tue
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 19/09/17
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Democracy Left and Right: Fascism and Resurrections 1815 – 2017
Course Description:
Tutor: Nicholas Hyman
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Tue
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 19/09/17
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: The Jazz Century - Cakewalk to Culture
Course Description: To discover the origins of jazz and how the music developed during the twentieth century so as to enhance your appreciation of musicians' achievements and influence.
Tutor: Graham Platts
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Wed
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 20/09/17
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Society and Culture in Medieval East Anglia
Course Description: To explore the diverse society of medieval East Anglia and the rich culture which was an important part of that society.
Tutor: Kate Jewell
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Wed
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 20/09/17
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Science in Our World - Benefits and Controversy
Course Description: The aim of the course is to introduce a range of controversial scientific ideas in the context of everyday life and promote thinking, learning and discussion around how these ideas have shaped and continue to impact our world.
Tutor: Steve Haydon
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Wed
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 20/09/17
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Music for the Cinema
Course Description: The course traces the use of music in the cinema from the early "silents" through to current blockbusters.
Tutor: Chris Green
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Thu
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 21/09/17
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Shakespeare on Screen
Course Description: To provide learners with critical tools to enhance their appreciation and understanding of both Shakespeare and film and improve learners' understanding of the choices film makers face when adapting Shakespeare.
Tutor: David Read
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Thu
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 21/09/17
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Creative Writing
Course Description: To give new creative writers confidence and begin to teach skills to improve fiction
Tutor: Petra McQueen
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Thu
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 21/09/17
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: The Approaching Storm: The Origins of the English Civil War
Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction of the complex long and short-term origins of the English Civil Wars across the three Stuart Kingdoms of England and Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.
Tutor: Simon Doney
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Fri
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 22/09/17
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Italian Renaissance
Course Description: The main purpose of the course is to understand the development of Italian Renaissance art in the fifteenth century; to establish its central themes and to locate the key artists and sculptors in their context.
Tutor: Robin McCartney
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Fri
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 22/09/17
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Airs and Graces
Course Description: To provide an understanding of mankind's early efforts in becoming airborne - exploring legends, futility and facts of flight until aviation's age of innocence was obliterated in World War One.
Tutor: Ian McLachlan
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Tue
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 26/09/17
No. of Weeks: 7
Fee: £51.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Shakespeare's Women
Course Description: Shakespeare “invented the human as we continue to know it” (Professor Harold Bloom).This course aims to examine some of the female roles Shakespeare invented for boys and men to act.
Tutor: Ron Marks
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Thu
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 04/01/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Poetry and Landscape
Course Description: The aim of the course is to introduce students to the wide-ranging variety of poetry evoking the British landscape across the centuries.
Tutor: Melissa LLoyd
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Thu
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 04/01/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Musical Postcards
Course Description: The course involves a musical tour which relates specific places to pieces of music inspired by these locations. In this exploration the context of the music and its composer will be discussed. Students will be offered a choice as to the musical route.
Tutor: Chris Green
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Thu
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 04/01/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: The World Turned Upside Down: The British Civil Wars 1642-49
Course Description: The purpose of this course is to investigate the course and consequences of the civil wars across the three Stuart kingdoms of England and Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, 1642-49
Tutor: Simon Doney
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Fri
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 05/01/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: The Role of Location Drawing in Art
Course Description: To introduce the concept of location drawing as a study for painting and as artwork in its own right.
Tutor: Sue Pownall
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Fri
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 05/01/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Taking the Papyri: Life in Roman and Byzantine Egypt
Course Description: This course introduces life in Roman and Byzantine Egypt, from 30 B.C. to A.D. 641, as it is vividly reflected in letters and other documents preserved on papyrus, and other materials.
Tutor: Michael Bloomfield
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Mon
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 08/01/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Surrealism in Literature
Course Description: This course aims to introduce students to a range of themes and stylistic features from contemporary Surrealist novels.
Tutor: Abbie Saunders
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Mon
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 08/01/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Great Music in Latin - A Detective Story
Course Description: Concert music is still sung in 'church' latin, and more recently in Greek and in old Russian. What is the back story? The course aims to resolve this mystery with many examples from recent music history.
Tutor: Bill Tamblyn
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Mon
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 08/01/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Battle Skies of East Anglia 1939-45
Course Description: To examine aviation events in East Anglia 1939-45 and the affect on local communities. To learn RAF & Luftwaffe history – airfields; radar; aircraft and personnel using human interest accounts.
Tutor: Ian McLachlan
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Tue
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 09/01/18
No. of Weeks: 7
Fee: £51.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Democracy Left and Right, Fascism and Resurrections 1815 – 2017
Course Description:
Tutor: Nicholas Hyman
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Tue
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 09/01/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: The Story of Parliament
Course Description: Parliament's evolution from the late seventeenth century to the modern form.
Tutor: Roger Cooke
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Tue
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 09/01/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: The Golden Age of Television Drama
Course Description: To enhance learners' understanding of the development of television drama as an art form and the cultural context in which writers and directors were able to develop their techniques.
Tutor: David Read
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Wed
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 10/01/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Cinema and Religion
Course Description: To explore some ways religions and spiritualities are represented in mainstream films, past and present.
Tutor: David Sharp
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Wed
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 10/01/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Literature and Revolution in Russia
Course Description: To become acquainted with a number of significant Russian writers who wrote in the years immediately following the Russian Revolution and read them in the historical context of this period.
Tutor: Anat Vernitski
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Wed
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 10/01/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com