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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: Literary Paris
Course Number: C2226653
Course Description: This course will introduce students to a broad range of autobiographical, biographical, and fictive texts by expatriate writers living in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. We will be considering the lives and social circles of writers such as Janet Flanner, Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, Djuna Barnes, and Jean Rhys as well as considering the political and cultural influence of Paris on their literary works.
Tutor: Saunders, Abbie
Venue: Old Pavilion -Sports & Social Centre (Danbury)
Day Of Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 24/09/19
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £77.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: Protecting the Planet
Course Number: C2226654
Course Description: We have a serious environmental crisis, involving climate change, species decline and pollution. The course describes the history of awareness of environmental problems, and discusses cases. It argues that the science of ecology can help us understand and deal with these problems. The course describes the growth of the environment movement and alternative views within it._x000D_
Tutor: Pirie, Ian
Venue: St John the Baptist Church Meeting Room (Danbury)
Day Of Week: Wednesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 25/09/19
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £77.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: Boudicca's Revolt and Resistance to Roman Rule
Course Number: C2226655
Course Description: Boudica's revolt was part of a national uprising against Roman rule. This course looks at the impact of the Roman Invasion and the subsequent settlement on a sophisticated Iron Age society. In doing so, it uses both archaeological and documentary evidence from both sides. By doing so, it seeks to establish the reasons why many Britons preferred war and the risk of death to the 'Pax Romanum' or Roman Peace.. .
Tutor: Till, Richard
Venue: Old Pavilion -Sports & Social Centre (Danbury)
Day Of Week: Thursday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 26/09/19
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £77.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: Literature and Revolution in Russia
Course Number: C2226656
Course Description: This course concentrates on literary works written in the years immediately following the Russian Revolution. We become acquainted with a number of significant 20th century Russian writers, and read their works in the historical context of the dramatic events of this period.
Tutor: Vernitski, Anat
Venue: Old Pavilion -Sports & Social Centre (Danbury)
Day Of Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 10:30
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 14/01/20
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £77.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: Modern Sculpture
Course Number: C2226660
Course Description: The study of modern sculpture will involve examining the work of well known artists such as Rodin, Jacob Epstein and Giacometti and also the work of less well known sculptors such as George Segal and others who deal with issues such as sexuality and other social and political issues relating to our challenging modern times_x000D_
Tutor: Baldry, Michael
Venue: St John the Baptist Church Meeting Room (Danbury)
Day Of Week: Wednesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 15/01/20
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £77.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: Monarchy 1485-2019
Course Number: C2226661
Course Description: Between 1485 and the present time the monarchy has taken many different forms, sometimes by design of the monarch, sometimes because of forces beyond the control of the monarch. the course will explore and evaluate the different monarchs and their monarchies
Tutor: Cooke, Roger
Venue: Old Pavilion -Sports & Social Centre (Danbury)
Day Of Week: Thursday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 16/01/20
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £77.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: Magic Realism: Art in 1920s Germany
Course Number: C2226662
Course Description: In 1920s Germany artists sought for new ways to express the social divisions, suffering and excitement of life in the Weimar Republic. Reacting against the garish colours and visual distortions of Expressionism painters such as Otto Dix, Max Beckmann, Conrad Felixmuller, Jeanne Mammen and Franz Radziwill developed a style of heightened, near uncanny, realism, which contemporary critic Franz Roh perceptively called 'Magic Realism'. This innovative style, also termed 'New Objectivity', is uncomfortably clear in Christian Schad's 'Self-Portrait with Model', gentler in Mannen's beautiful 'Boring Dolls'. This short course focuses closely on 'Magic Realism', with comparisons to Berlin Dada, Hannah Hoch's innovative collages and Georg Grosz's grotesque drawings of contemporaneous capitalists alongside the urban poor.
Tutor: Eckersley, Rosanna
Venue: St John the Baptist Church Meeting Room (Danbury)
Day Of Week: Wednesday
Start Time: 10:30
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 22/04/20
No. of Weeks: 5
Fee: £38.50
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: Conflicts in the 19th Century Essex Countryside
Course Number: C2226663
Course Description: How were Essex farmworkers, perceived as potential revolutionaries in 1830, transformed into enfranchised citizens within two generations? Using contemporary source materials we attempt to construct a local context.
Tutor: Woodgate, Mervyn
Venue: Old Pavilion -Sports & Social Centre (Danbury)
Day Of Week: Thursday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 23/04/20
No. of Weeks: 5
Fee: £38.50
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk