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: 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:
Email: see above

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

Course Title: Medieval Festivities and Entertainments in East Anglia
Course Number: C2228517
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 we will cover include- Christmas, Easter, spring and summer celebrations; music, dancing and play-going; drinking and Church Ales; sports and games; pilgrimage.
Tutor: Kate Jewell
Venue: Christ Church URC 164 New London Road Chelmsford CM2 0AW
Day Of Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 10:30
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 26/04/22
No. of Weeks: 8
Fee: £63.20
Contact:
Telephone:
Email: see above