Secretary: Jean or Bill Bowers
Telephone: 01787 460181
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The Maplesteads' WEA Autumn 2018 course starts on the 17th September 2018, when potential participants will be invited to attend the course overview of an account of this country's Civil Wars of 1642-49, and meet the tutor Simon Doney.

The introductory session, with wine and a finger-buffet, starts at 6.30pm - all subsequent sessions will commence at an earlier time than previous courses, at 7.00pm. Each session will last for around 2hrs.

The course will be 7 weeks long and costs £51.10.

The Civil Wars of 1642-49 were the result of serious conflict between Parliament and the Crown, with terrible battles between the Roundheads and Cavaliers, which saw this country suffering political division and profound religious change that fundamentally altered the course of its history.

This course, entitled The World Turned Upside Down, examines the reasons behind, and the consequences of, the Civil Wars, which affected the three Stuart kingdoms of England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

The course will also investigate the common people’s experiences of the wars, explore the reasons why Parliament won and identify why the King was brought to trial and executed.


The sessions will:

  • give an account of the main developments of the wars, including the military successes and failures, the religious reforms and the people’s experience of war
  • evaluate the reasons why Parliament won the first and second civil wars
  • identify the key reasons why King was brought to trial and executed in 1649

More information about the course content and the suggested reading, which will also be available to borrow from Great Maplestead Village Hall during this course, is detailed here.

For further information please contact the Maplesteads' WEA Secretary, Jean Bowers.



2018/19 Courses

Course Title: Art Inspired by East Anglia
Course Number: C2225652
Course Description: Acquire an appreciation of art inspired by East Anglia and examine how artists have responded to our beautiful region during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Tutor: Susan Pownall
Venue: Great Maplestead Village Hall, Lucking Street, Great Maplestead, CO9 2RE
Day Of Week:
Start Time: 19:00
Duration: 1.50 hrs
Date: 21/01/19
No. of Weeks: 9
Fee: £49.28
Contact: Jean or Bill Bowers
Telephone: 01787 460181