Branch: COLCHESTER

Secretary: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com
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2018/19 Courses


Course Title: Nobel Prize Winning Writers
Course Description: Examine a variety of Nobel Prize winning writers of different nationalities from 1920 to the present day. Consider the different narratives and contexts of these writers and establish what makes their respective literary styles so groundbreaking.
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: 17/09/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Makers of Modern Thought
Course Description: Explore the life and ideas of such key thinkers as Kant, Hume, Darwin, Mill, Marx and Freud.
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: 17/09/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Bach and Handel come to town!
Course Description: Explore the world of the late baroque and in particular, Bach and Handel, to understand how much the creative arts depended on the patronage of business and church in the great city states of Europe.
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: 17/09/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: 100 Years of Political Assassinations
Course Description: Explore historical, political, social and cultural contexts and some eminent individuals’ assassinations between 1914 to 2016.
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: 18/09/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Making of a Great Power
Course Description: Examine how England became the world's first superpower. Beginning with an examination of the factors behind the growth of England into a world power, and the narrative of that process over the years from 1500 to 1815.
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: 18/09/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Literature of the 1960's
Course Description: Explore how literature written in the 1960's reflects the ideas and mood of the time. A reading list will be distributed before the course begins.
Tutor: Ruth Ferguson
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Wed
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 19/09/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Economics – have we learnt anything from history?
Course Description: Examine economic history and the major economic events of the last century along with the ways in which economists have explained and interpreted them.
Tutor: Andrew Beharrell
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Wed
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 19/09/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Exploration in Jazz
Course Description: Explore jazz topics and personalities from the 20th century with many musical examples.
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: 19/09/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Life Writing
Course Description: Gain an introduction to the various forms of autobiography including memoir, blogs, poetry, auto-fiction and psychogeography.
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: 20/09/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Britain in Film
Course Description: Enhance your appreciation and understanding of film technique including framing, editing and cinematography.
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: 20/09/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Bad Music
Course Description: Examine the various debates about music labelled ‘bad’ and explore the arguments for and against such judgements.
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: 20/09/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Poetry of the Romantic Era
Course Description: Gain an introduction to a wide range of male and female poets from what is now termed the Romantic period (approximately 1750-1830).
Tutor: Melissa LLoyd
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Fri
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 21/09/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Reading Old Handwriting - Part 4
Course Description: Develop the skills necessary to be able to read and transcribe a range of source material dating from the Tudor and Stuart periods. This course is for improvers and continues from Part 3 and would normally be unsuitable for the absolute beginner. If in doubt contact the tutor to discuss further.
Tutor: Patrick Denney
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Fri
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 21/09/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Oliver Cromwell and the English Revolution
Course Description: Uncover the person and mind of Cromwell and investigate why the republic collapsed just months after his death.
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: 21/09/18
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: War Wings 1914-1918
Course Description: Follow the development of air power from 1914-18 over the Western Front and East Anglia, and discover how airmen and ‘munitionettes’ fought their airborne adversaries.
Tutor: Ian McLachlan
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Tue
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 25/09/18
No. of Weeks: 7
Fee: £52.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Rule Breaking British Detective Fiction
Course Description: Explore the key literary examples of rule-breaking British detective fiction by looking at the history of the genre and considering novels by both traditional and unconventional detective fiction writers.
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: 14/01/19
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: It was 50 years ago today! The Impact of the Beatles
Course Description: Delve into the world of popular music in the 1960s, in particular the work of the group collectively known as The Beatles and explore the creative work of contemporary poets, painters, composers and performers.
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: 14/01/19
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: East End Strikes Back
Course Description: Examine the causes and consequences of the sudden eruption of militant trade unionism in the East End of London by unskilled labourers at the end of the 1880s.
Tutor: Ted Woodgate
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester,CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Mon
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 14/01/19
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Britain, Europe and the World
Course Description: Explore England's complex relationship with Europe and the wider world from the great divide that the Reformation created to Britain's emergence as a world power in the nineteenth century.
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: 15/01/19
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Leading Labour figures - Lost and Found 1905 -2018
Course Description: Explore and evaluate, in contexts of global and UK history and national cultures, the effectiveness and leadership styles of Labour politicians between 1905-2018.
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: 15/01/19
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Ladies of the Air
Course Description: Explore the contribution of female aeronauts and engineers. From ballooning to reaching beyond earth's atmosphere, it conveys their courage and achievements via powerful human interest accounts and illustrations.
Tutor: Ian McLachlan
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Tue
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 15/01/19
No. of Weeks: 7
Fee: £52.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: The Moral Quest
Course Description: Examine the big questions in ethics and explore some resources and threats to the Moral Quest for responsible living in today's world.
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: 16/01/19
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Russian for Beginners
Course Description: Gain basic knowledge of the Russian language, with an emphasis on colloquial Russian. We will practise speaking, listening, reading and writing across a variety of topics.
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: 16/01/19
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Italian History and Culture
Course Description: A broad introduction to the wonderful history, culture, food and language of Italy, including some basic language lessons to help you get by on holiday.
Tutor: Denise Bianchini
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Wed
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 16/01/19
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: The Concerto
Course Description: Explore the development of the concerto and examine, in greater depth, selected concertos across the centuries including recent compositions.
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: 17/01/19
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Celtic Realms
Course Description: Explore the Celtic realms of the British Isles; Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Cornwall as well as Celtic communities in Spain, France and Turkey in ancient and medieval times.
Tutor: Michael Bloomfield
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Thu
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 17/01/19
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Short Story Writing
Course Description: Study well-loved stories, as well as ground-breaking modern fiction to discover what makes a good short story.
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: 17/01/19
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Reading Old Handwriting - Part 5
Course Description: Develop the skills necessary to be able to read and transcribe a range of source material dating from the Tudor and Stuart periods. This course is for improvers and continues from Part 4 and would normally be unsuitable for the absolute beginner. If in doubt contact the tutor to discuss further.
Tutor: Patrick Denney
Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Fri
Start Time: 10:15
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 18/01/19
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Mannerism
Course Description: Gain an introduction to sixteenth century art by examining the work of the painters, sculptors and architects looking at their often very personal responses to the turbulent times they lived in.
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: 18/01/19
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com

Course Title: Charles II and the Restoration of the Stuart Kingdoms
Course Description: Learn about the rise of conflict between King and Parliament and end with a study of the Exclusion Crisis.
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: 18/01/19
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £73.00
Contact: Jos Claessen
Telephone: 01206 502698
Email: weacolchester@gmail.com