Branch: LOUGHTON & EPPING

Telephone: 0208 1941679
Email: Loughton.Epping.branch@wea.ac.uk
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Branch: LOUGHTON & EPPING

To join a class

Autumn 2021 - Spring 2022

After a great deal of planning, Loughton and Epping Branch look forward to welcoming you back to ‘face to face’ classes this Autumn.

If you have any queries which you would like to discuss, please contact us on the email address or telephone number above.

 

Workers Educational Association is a registered charity No.1112775Company limited by guarantee in England & Wales. The WEA is a non-profit-making educational charity whose courses are open to all adults. You do not need any prior knowledge of the subject or qualifications. All tutors are highly qualified. Courses run for 10 weeks unless otherwise stated. Come along to the first class to see if you want to join.For further information visit www.wea-essex.org.uk


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.
If a course is listed below by clicking on “Book Now” you can book directly as well as seeing a more detailed description of the course, prepared by the Course Tutor. (You will need to provide debit or credit card details). If you are having difficulties booking, Central Support Team on 0300 303 3464, can allow you to book as well.


2020/21 Courses


Course Title: Ashcan Artists to Grant Woods
Course Number: C2228369
Course Description: From George Bellows' Men of the Docks (1912) to the 1930s we explore the varieties of American art as the country became a world power, suffered economic hardship, developed distinctively American artistic subjects and styles. The Ashcan painters (including Bellows) depicted busy parks, boxing rings, leisure on Coney Island, using rapid paint strokes culled from their experiences as artist-reporters. From the 1920s Edward Hopper's images of the urban scene are more reflective - time stands still. Way beyond New York Charles Sheeler's precision, his geometry, represented the factories that powered urban wealth, Grant Wood a proud rural couple. We cannot cover everything, but we do also explore Georgia O'Keefe's tightly focused, beautiful art, Dorothea Lange's iconic photographs of rural America and some of the huge murals painted in the 1930s by Thomas Hart Benton and by emigre artists.
Tutor: Rosanna Eckersley
Venue: Loughton Bowls Club
Day Of Week: Monday
Start Time: 13:30
Duration: 1.50 hrs
Date: 20/09/21
No. of Weeks: 6
Fee: £35.55
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Course Title: Woodland Natural History
Course Number: C2228288
Course Description: This course will consider a selection of the varied types of woodland that occur in different regions of the world, each with their own mix of specific species adapted to climate, altitude, and geographical location. With references to the human impact on such rich habitats, it will also examine what steps are being taken to restore woodlands in many localities in an attempt to mitigate the impact of climate change. Woodlands soak up carbon dioxide and produce oxygen, reduce the impact of high temperatures and help to control flooding. Research is revealing the complexity of the interconnectivity of species within various woodland types and how they should be managed to enhance bio-abundance. Woodlands are recognised as providing recreational and well-being benefits to humans, but this needs management too. There will be opportunities to study a selection of some common woodland species and hone identification skills as well as trying out some monitoring of local sites.
Tutor: Patricia Moxey
Venue: Jack Silley Pavilion, 1 Tidys Lane, Off Palmers Hill, Epp
Day Of Week: Wednesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 22/09/21
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £79.00
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Course Title: Lost in America I
Course Number: C2228289
Course Description: Back in the mid twentieth century, the United States was the ultimate progressive society. Misfits and rebels appeared: but was it they or mainstream America who became lost? To explore further, we study in part 1 Tennessee Williams's play "A Streetcar Named Desire", Donna Tartt's novel "The Little Friend", and some shorter texts. In part 2 we shall study Tom Wolfe's "The Bonfire of the Vanities", Robin Robertson's verse novel "The Long Take", and some shorter texts.
Tutor: Adrian Eckersley
Venue: Epping United Reform Church
Day Of Week: Thursday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 30/09/21
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £79.00
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Course Title: Suffer the Children/Attitudes of Victorian Working class
Course Number: C2228287
Course Description: Without necessarily being an eye witness to major events even the routine experiences of our immediate ancestors can provide valuable indicators of more general social, economic and political developments from their era. Using examples from Essex and Suffolk with contemporary newspapers and family history research we will attempt to measure how valuable such an approach can be. The sessions will examine aspects of Victorian attitudes to the treatment of children and the beginnings of an evolving societal concern, the problems raised by illegitimacy and housing and working conditions.
Tutor: Mervyn Woodgate
Venue: Loughton Bowls Club
Day Of Week: Monday
Start Time: 00:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 22/11/21
No. of Weeks: 4
Fee: £31.60
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Course Title: Cultural Development/family and homestead
Course Number: C2228290
Course Description: Home is where the heart is. Now associated with the nuclear family, this was not always the case. In this history and cultural studies course, we explore how the home has changed over time and discuss international similarities and differences. We also uncover why home and belonging is so important to us and to our understanding of what it means to be human.
Tutor: Bex Harper
Venue: Loughton Bowls Club
Day Of Week: Monday
Start Time: 01:30
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 10/01/22
No. of Weeks: 8
Fee: £63.20
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