Branch: COLCHESTER

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Email: colchester.branch@wea.ac.uk
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2020/21 Courses


Course Title: Heart over Head - the romantic muse and musical taste
Course Number: C2227865
Course Description: The aims of this course are to examine the work of the early romantics - musicians, poets, painters and to assess whether this body of work could be said to represent a 'movement'
Tutor: Bill Tamblyn
Venue: Online
Day Of Week: Monday
Start Time: 09:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 04/01/21
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £64.00
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Course Title: Post War Drama
Course Number: C2227866
Course Description: When Kenneth Tynan described Jimmy Porter in Look Back in Anger as ‘the completest young pup in our literature since Hamlet,’ he signalled a radical change in British theatre. Inspired by the opening of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot at the Arts Theatre in 1955 and the first visit to London of Bertolt Brecht’s Berliner Ensemble in 1956, a new wave of British playwrights, including both ‘Absurdists’ and ‘Kitchen-sink realists,’ threatened to erode the complacencies of the old guard. This course will look at the work of some of the key playwrights of the fifties and sixties and the impact their work had on the development of British drama.
Tutor: David Read
Venue: Online
Day Of Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 11:30
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 05/01/21
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £64.00
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Course Title: Asking the Big Questions
Course Number: C2227910
Course Description: What are the big questions that ordinary people and philosophers have asked about life, death, meaning, truth, God, good and evil? What are your big questions? Together we will explore our own attempts to reach answers as well as the responses of philosophers throughout history. No experience required except living a life full of questions and your willingness to ask them. You will have the option, if you wish, to do some research and /or reflection and share your findings with the group.
Tutor: Janet Berenson
Venue: Online
Day Of Week: Thursday
Start Time: 15:00
Duration: 1.50 hrs
Date: 28/01/21
No. of Weeks: 8
Fee: £38.40
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Course Title: Victorian Art - focus on Pre-Raphaelites
Course Number: C2227867
Course Description: Intense colours and minutely detailed surfaces signalled the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood’s rebellion against established artistic practice. PRB subjects including John Everett Millais’ The Blind Girl and Ford Madox Brown’s Take Your Son, Sir critiqued contemporary society, while paintings with medieval settings imagined a pre-industrial idyll. Eleanor Fortiscue Brickdale, among others, reprised this approach into the twentieth century. In contrast, aestheticism and European symbolism brought new beauty to Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s The Daydream (1880) and to Edward Burne-Jones’ The Last Sleep of Arthur in Avalon (1898). Course topics include the PRB’s origins, John Ruskin’s influence, the Victorian art market and late Pre-Raphaelitism. Looking is central to the course and we focus closely on famous and lesser-known work by these fascinating British artists.
Tutor: Rosanna Eckersley
Venue: Online
Day Of Week: Wednesday
Start Time: 14:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 24/02/21
No. of Weeks: 4
Fee: £25.60
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Course Title: Rocks and Minerals
Course Number: C2227908
Course Description: Do you want to learn how to recognise rocks and minerals? Join an enthusiastic tutor in learning about the characteristics to look for in rocks and minerals. Your tutor will provide the tools to explore the varied and fascinating world around us through different rocks and minerals. You will have the opportunity to use your own samples to explore the different types of rocks.
Tutor: Beverley Fowlston
Venue: Online
Day Of Week: Friday
Start Time: 09:00
Duration: 1.50 hrs
Date: 26/02/21
No. of Weeks: 4
Fee: £19.20
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