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: 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