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2020/21 Courses

Course Title: Plants, Politics and Economics
Course Number: C2228254
Course Description: Plants have, over history, had a significant cultural, economic and political impact. In this course we will look at ten different plants and see how the development and use of them has influenced economic and political development. We depend on plants to provide basic human needs such as food, clothing, shelter and even health care, but they are also important raw materials for a broad range of industrial processes. Historically it could be argued that the development of plants has had a more significant impact on society and economic development than most wars and revolutions. The use, and some would say, exploitation of plants provides us with a window on the economic development of society over time.
Tutor: Andy Beharrell
Venue: online
Day Of Week: Wednesday
Start Time: 14:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 19/01/22
No. of Weeks: 8
Fee: £51.20
Email: see above

Course Title: Murder Most Foul (2 Essex Cases)
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Course Description: Home Learn with the WEA Find a courseSearch ResultsMurder Most Foul – (a couple of famous Essex murders) Murder Most Foul – (a couple of famous Essex murders) Ref: C2228081 Enrol online Some criminal cases cast a long shadow, even more than a century later. The 19th century saw the beginnings of modern policing, but at this time county police forces often lagged behind the Metropolitan Police, founded in 1829, and this could work to the advantage of criminals. Rural areas were quite self-contained, 'incomers' were often viewed with suspicion or ignored, and there were occasions when even if anyone had any suspicions about a possible crime, they kept it to themselves. We also go back to the 1920's: the Great War had ended, but the fallout continued. Society and attitudes were changing - there was hardly a family in the country who were untouched by bereavement, church attendance had fallen, the role of women had changed - and there were concerns that women's morals had changed, too. The af
Tutor: Margaret Mills
Venue: online
Course Length: One Day
Date: 19/03/22
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 00:00
Fee: £12.80
Email: see above