Branch: CHELMSFORD

Telephone: 0124 5967409
Email: Chelmsford.branch@wea.ac.uk
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Branch News

Chelmsford Branch is returning to venue-based classes while also offering Zoom courses. See details below. If you have any queries which you would like to discuss with a Branch representative contact us on the email address or telephone number above.


 

 


If you are interested in a course and would like to ask for more details, you can contact the Branch by phone or email as detailed above. Alternatively you can access the National WEA website.
If a course is listed below by clicking on “Book Now” you can book directly as well as seeing a more detailed description of the course, prepared by the Course Tutor. (You will need to provide debit or credit card details). If you are having difficulties booking, Central Support Team on 0300 303 3464, can allow you to book as well.


2020/21 Courses


Course Title: The History of Piracy
Course Number: C2228218
Course Description: The course will travel across the globe and through time looking at piracy, examining the similarities that have appeared in the structure of piracy overtime. Beginning in the Mediterranean and the ancient worlds of Greece and Rome, we then jump forward to follow the Vikings as they moved from raiders to empire builders. We will then, turn our attention to the Americas and the beginning of Atlantic piracy, beginning with Queen Elizabeth and on to the Golden Era of piracy from the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century, examining the social structure on board a golden era pirate ship. Following this, we will move to Asia before shifting to Africa to look at modern-day piracy. The course will be historical in nature but will also dip into the literature and popular culture that surrounds pirates and their resurgence into the news in the twentieth century.
Tutor: Ian Chambers
Venue: Online
Day Of Week: Wednesday
Start Time: 19:00
Duration: 1.50 hrs
Date: 22/09/21
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £48.00
Contact:
Telephone:
Email: see above

Course Title: East End Strikes Back
Course Number: C2228258
Course Description: The course looks at the social problems caused by the industrial revolution, particularly poverty and inequality, and how those in power attempted to cope with the resulting political pressures. The dramatic events in London in 1888 and 1889 are set in this national context The course also studies how this movement, inspired by economic circumstances, went on to influence a national political realignment which eventually led to the replacement of the Liberal party by the Labour party.
Tutor: Ted Woodgate
Venue: Room 3 Christ Church URC 164 New London Rd CM2 0AW
Day Of Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 28/09/21
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £79.00
Contact:
Telephone:
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Course Title: Her Story
Course Number: C2228257
Course Description: Why are men are at the forefront when we talk about history? Who are the forgotten, yet ground-breaking, women of history? How does gender affect our daily lives and how has this changed over time? From Anne Lister’s diaries to the second wave feminists’ idea of wages for housework, from early animationist Lotte Reiniger to the quite recent Magdalene Laundries, we examine changing perceptions about gender and gender roles through the last 300 years.
Tutor: Bex Harper
Venue: Quaker Meeting House Rainsford Road Chelmsford CM1 2QL
Day Of Week: Monday
Start Time: 14:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 04/10/21
No. of Weeks: 8
Fee: £63.20
Contact:
Telephone:
Email: see above

Course Title: Nobel Prize Winning Literature
Course Number: C2228434
Course Description: This course introduces students to a range of Nobel Prize winning writers and their respective novels, with the aim of considering different nationalities of literature as well as the social and political climates in which these novels were written. We will consider Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun's 'Pan', American writer Sinclair Lewis's 'It Can't Happen Here', Japanese writer Kenzaburo Oe's 'The Silent Cry', German writer Heinrich Boll's 'The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum', and Portuguese writer Jose Saramago's 'Blindness'. These novels have been chosen to represent a range of cultures as well as a broad spectrum of literature published over the course of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries for which the Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded.
Tutor: Abbie Saunders
Venue: Quaker Meeting House Rainsford Road Chelmsford CM1 2QL
Day Of Week: Monday
Start Time: 14:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 10/01/22
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £79.00
Contact:
Telephone:
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Course Title: Overseas Expansion in Europe
Course Number: C2228337
Course Description: The early modern era saw the emergence of a new phenomenon, overseas empires. Why and how (including slavery) did European states of that era create these empires and why were some more successful than others
Tutor: Roger Cooke
Venue: Room3 Christ Church URC 164 New London Rd CM2 0AW
Day Of Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 11/01/22
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £79.00
Contact:
Telephone:
Email: see above

Course Title: Modern Italy
Course Number: C2228338
Course Description: This course is aimed at people with an interest in "Everything Italian". Italy is a country with an interesting and complicated past so this will give you a brief overview of the middle ages, the Renaissance period and the historical "Risorgimento" (Unification). Post-unification will include Italy's place in the world wars, Mussolini and the Fascist era, post-war and modern day politics and will include some geography and modern culture. The course will also include a weekly fun quiz aimed at revisiting the main points covered in the previous week.
Tutor: Denise Bianchini
Venue: Online
Day Of Week: Wednesday
Start Time: 19:00
Duration: 1.50 hrs
Date: 12/01/22
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £48.00
Contact:
Telephone:
Email: see above