Branch: DANBURY

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Email: Danbury.Little.Baddow.branch@wea.ac.uk
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2020/21 Courses


Course Title: Homer's Odyssey
Course Number: C2228223
Course Description: How well do we know the tale of the long wanderings of Odysseus as he returned home from the Trojan War? In this course we will accompany Odysseus through the text of Homer’s Odyssey, as he encounters awesome cyclopes, intimidating goddesses, enchanting nymphs, lotus eaters, and the shades of the dead. We will explore the creation of Greek epic poetry, and its transmission and reception from ancient times to the present. We will consider some of the great themes evoked by the Odyssey, including attitudes to home, hospitality to strangers, the status of women, and the horrors of war. Along the way, we will hear some of the most compelling, thought-provoking and fantastic stories of Odysseus’ long journey home, giving you a rounded view of the significance of Homer’s epic. Classes will involve readings of extracts, contextualising lectures, and group discussion.
Tutor: Benjamin Pestell
Venue: Online
Day Of Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 21/09/21
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £64.00
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Course Title: Whistler to WW1
Course Number: C2228224
Course Description: When Whistler settled in Britain in the 1860s his atmospheric paintings shocked Victorian critic Ruskin. Whistler had a new idea of what art was for, and it did not require naturalistic detail. This course examines how British artists from the 1860s to 1914 responded to the challenge of creating new art forms. Artists include Walter Richard Sickert, whose vivid images of London's music halls were influenced by French painter Degas, and the Camden Town group including Harold Gilman, Ethel Sands and Spencer Gore. The Rural Naturalists and Newlyn artists, including Elizabeth Forbes and Frank Bramley also found new ways to represent the contemporary world. A new style emerged just before WWI, Vorticism, with Jacob Epstein's bold sculpture, and equally fascinating paintings by Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson. The course ends with Paul Nash, and a new realism as he encountered WW1 at first-hand. The tutor will encourage participation and discussion in this exciting course.
Tutor: Rosanna Eckersley
Venue: Online
Day Of Week: Wednesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 22/09/21
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £64.00
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Course Title: Representation of the people Part 2
Course Number: C2228225
Course Description: By 1700 Parliament was a secure part of the English constitution but what role in government it would play, what shape its relationship to the crown, who would vote in the Commons elections (and how often they would occur), how the commons related to the Lords ; all were unclear. These and the roles of Prime Minister an Official opposition and much more we regard as commonplace will be explored over this course.
Tutor: Roger Cooke
Venue: Online
Day Of Week: Thursday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 23/09/21
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £64.00
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