Branch: CHELMSFORD

Contact: Mike Wall
Telephone: 01245 353913
Email: chelmsfordwea@yahoo.co.uk
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Reminder:  One Day School - Change is going to Come Sat 28th Jan 2017 at Keene Hall, Galleywood starts at 10.15 am

Book now for any of our 2017 courses Contact Chelmsford Branch by phone or email if you require further information.

 


You are encouraged to book online if you can by searching for the Course ID on the National WEA website. Alternatively call the Support Team on 0300 303 3464, quoting the Course ID. If you prefer to speak directly to the branch contact please ring the Eastern Region office on 01223 417320 or email eastern@wea.org.uk and you will be put in touch.


2019/20 Courses


Course Title: Alternatives to Stress
Course Number: C2226582
Course Description: The course will teach students to recognise triggers of stress and learn coping mechanisms and ways to reduce their stress levels. There will be introductions to different holistic therapies, and the chance to create/colour a mandala to use for home visualisation and a mood/visualisation board to help raise self-esteem. There will be the opportunity to try different relaxation skills and we will also look at how to boost confidence and raise self-esteem.
Tutor: Young, Deborah
Venue: Ascension Church Hall (Chelmsford)
Day Of Week: Monday
Start Time: 19:30
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 23/09/19
No. of Weeks: 5
Fee: £39.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: Brahms & Mahler
Course Number: C2226580
Course Description: While Brahms is usually paired with Bruckner in music studies, here we compare and contrast Brahms - the inheritor of the mantle of Beethoven with Mahler, who effectively creates the programme symphony and who links the 19th century symphonies to 20th century innovators
Tutor: Tamblyn, Bill
Venue: Quaker Meeting House (Chelmsford)
Day Of Week: Monday
Start Time: 14:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 23/09/19
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £78.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: The Making of a Great Power - England 1500 to 1800
Course Number: C2226584
Course Description: From being a backwater second rate European state in 1500 by 1800 England (later Britain) became rather unexpectedly the world's first superpower. The course will explain the series of uneven and accidental changes that made that process. It will identify key factors, individuals and events against the background of the history of Britain and Europe.
Tutor: Cooke, Roger
Venue: Ascension Church Hall (Chelmsford)
Day Of Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 24/09/19
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £78.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: Britain in Film
Course Number: C2226585
Course Description: The course will examine a range of films depicting Britain and the lives of its people from the work of the Documentary Movement in the 1930s to more recent explorations of the subject. The course will include both documentary and narrative films and will examine the ways in which film makers have responded to the massive cultural and social changes that have transformed British life over the last 100 years. We will consider such topics as the cultural and historical contexts of films, the techniques used by filmmakers to convey their themes, the role of film in stimulating public debate and the creative use of archive material.
Tutor: Read, David
Venue: Ascension Church Hall (Chelmsford)
Day Of Week: Thursday
Start Time: 14:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 26/09/19
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £78.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: Historical Events through the Eyes of the Novelist
Course Number: C2226612
Course Description: Re-discover some of the world's most significant historical events through the eyes of twentieth-century novelists. This course considers where to draw the line between fiction and fact through readings of notable fictional representations of historically significant periods including the arrival of the windrush generation, the Chernobyl disaster, the assassination of JFK, and Brexit.
Tutor: Saunders, Abbie
Venue: Quaker Meeting House (Chelmsford)
Day Of Week: Monday
Start Time: 14:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 06/01/20
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £78.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: Celtic Realms
Course Number: C2226613
Course Description: Our sessions cover the essential geography of the Celtic realms; the origins and development of the Celtic peoples in the Middle Ages; the cultures and traditions of the Celts in antiquity and the changes which were brought about by the advent of Christianity; the impact of the Vikings; aristocratic life; agriculture and technology; warfare; markets and trade. Interaction with Anglo-Saxon England forms an important and fascinating element of our course.
Tutor: Bloomfield, Michael
Venue: Ascension Church Hall (Chelmsford)
Day Of Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 07/01/20
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £78.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: History of the Cottage Garden
Course Number: C2226614
Course Description: A course exploring what makes a cottage garden. We`ll trace its fascinating development from medieval garth to modern cottage style garden. Along the way, we`ll discover sayings and superstitions; old cottage flowers; vegetables and fruit; bees, chickens and pigs; companion planting; and florists' flowers. The course will explore and discuss the difference between the romantic idea of the cottage garden and the severe reality.
Tutor: Sankey, Andrew
Venue: Ascension Church Hall (Chelmsford)
Day Of Week: Thursday
Start Time: 14:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 09/01/20
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £78.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: Medieval Festivities & Entertainments in East Anglia
Course Number: C2226652
Course Description: Medieval people worked hard but also knew how to celebrate. This course explores the ways in which they marked important festive occasions, and the activities they enjoyed at times of relaxation and entertainment. Topics which will cover include- Christmas, Easter, spring and summer Celebrations; music, dancing and play-going; drinkings and Church Ales; sports and games; pilgrimage.
Tutor: Jewell, Katharine
Venue: Ascension Church Hall (Chelmsford)
Day Of Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 10:30
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 21/04/20
No. of Weeks: 6
Fee: £47.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk