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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.
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2020/21 Courses


Course Title: Appreciating First World War Poetry
Course Number: C2228428
Course Description: This short course seeks to initiate the discovery of how the experience of the “war to end wars” rapidly transformed these poets' visions of life and art, how it honed their skills with extraordinary swiftness, and how its horrors gave birth, paradoxically, to a rare and terrible beauty – like the poppies that “blow between the crosses” in Flanders fields. How and to what extent did the First World War really change the nature of war poetry and how much did that poetry change the popular perception of war? To what extent did shared experiences produce similarities of vision and achievement despite differences in background? Sassoon had an 'upper class' background and was commissioned; Owen was the son of a station master and enlisted; Rosenberg was a 'working class' boy whose talent got him into art school before he felt compelled to enlist, his war experiences stimulating his unique poetic vision. Sassoon survived the war and continued to write: Owen and Rosenberg died.
Tutor: Ron Marks
Venue: URC Little Baddow Road Danbury CM3 4NS
Day Of Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 11/01/22
No. of Weeks: 5
Fee: £39.50
Contact: Danbury and Lit
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Course Title: Aspects of C19th and C20th Art
Course Number: C2228429
Course Description: From the late 19th century Pre - Raphaelites to the present day the aim will be to observe how art during this ’modern era’ led to a break from the past and a continuity with it. Artists such as Lowry, Edvard Munch , John Nash and Robert Henri (of the American Ash Can School) will illustrate this change and acceptance of past art history. Slides and texts will be used for both class discussions and comment by tutor and learners. No prior knowledge will be needed just an interest in art and its history.
Tutor: Michael Baldry
Venue: John the Baptist Church 55 Main Road Danbury CM3 4NG
Day Of Week: Wednesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 12/01/22
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £79.00
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Course Title: Have we learnt anything from History?
Course Number: C2228430
Course Description: This course takes a tour through Economic History and looks at some of the the major economic events of the last century and the ways in which economists have explained and interpreted them. What is the economic theory behind the Russian Revolution and why did economic planning fail against the capitalist economies of the west? What caused the great depression and what impact did it have on the economy, people and future economic policy? What economic changes were needed to meet the requirements of the second world war and how did the aftermath of war affect the global economy? What is globalisation and how has it affected our own economy? Which economists have been the most significant over the last century and how well have their theories endured?
Tutor: Andrew Beharrell
Venue: online
Day Of Week: Thursday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 13/01/22
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £79.00
Contact: Danbury Branch
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Course Title: American Women and the Short Story post-1945
Course Number: C2228477
Course Description: This course aims to provide students with an introduction to four key American women engaged in short story writing in the immediate aftermath of 1945. Students can expect to gain a brief overview of the lives and works of Carson McCullers, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Shirley Jackson, and Joyce Carol Oates, and understand how their contribution to literature helped to shape the cultural output of the latter half of the twentieth-century. These sessions follow on from the free introductory taster and focus more heavily on key short stories by Carson McCullers ('A Tree A Rock A Cloud'), Flannery O'Connor ('A Good Man Is Hard To Find'), Eudora Welty ('A Worn Path'), Shirley Jackson ('The Lottery'), and Joyce Carol Oates ('Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?').
Tutor: Abbie Saunders
Venue: URC Little Baddow Road Danbury CM3 4NS
Day Of Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 22/02/22
No. of Weeks: 5
Fee: £39.50
Contact: Danbury Branch
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