Branch: LOUGHTON & EPPING

Contact: Pat Dale
Telephone: 020 8281 1536
Email: mrspdale@googlemail.com
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LOUGHTON AND EPPING DAY SCHOOL:

THE CHALLENGE OF THE FENS

with

NICHOLAS JAMES

The intensely farmed landscapes of the Fens depend on a complicated balance among diverse factors: local management of water, soil, gravel and clay, wildlife, farm herds and crops; management of water upstream, in the Midlands; and levels of land and sea to the north and east. Study of changes in the balance over the past four millennia can help in predicting the district's future. Over the past four centuries, shifts among economic, political and ethical priorities in the district itself, across the rest of Britain and, recently, the EU, have complicated the process greatly.

When: Tuesday 22nd October 2019,    10.00 to 16.00

Where: Loughton Bowls Club, Eleven Acre Rise, Loughton, IG10 1AN (plenty of parking)

Fee: £25 including coffee and lunch. (please let us know if a vegetarian lunch is required).

For more information or to book, phone 020 8508 4554 or email mrspdale@gmail.com

You can also enrol online at enrolonlinewea.org.uk quoting C2226980 or by phone 0300 303 3464

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOUGHTON & EPPING BRANCH

DAYTIME CLASSES FOR ADULTS  AUTUMN 2019

                      

ART     MUSIC    LITERATURE    HISTORY      WILDLIFE    GARDENS

 

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Branch: LOUGHTON & EPPING

To join a class

Online/ phone: you can enrol through the Course Search Website

https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk

You can also book by free telephone on 0300 303 3464 (Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm, Saturdays 8am – 1pm.

Information: contact: Pat Dale  T: 020 8281 1536  E: mrspdale@gmail.com

DAYTIME CLASSES FOR ADULTS

AUTUMN 2019

Loughton & Epping: Gardening, History, Wildlife, Literature.

 

 

LOUGHTON & EPPING BRANCH

WOMEN GARDENERS

Tutor:  Andrew Sankey                                                        Cost £80.00

Date Mon 23/09/2019                                                          Time: 13.30-15.30

Sessions: 10                                                                              Course Ref: C2226595

Where: Loughton Bowl Club, Eleven Acre Rise, Loughton, IG101AN

Description: At last - a course devoted to women gardeners! Men had the upper hand in the design and layout of the early gardens, but with the end of the English landscape movement flowers regained their place in the garden and colour schemes became important. This development brought about the rise of the women gardeners who took the country by storm in the 19th century.

 

WOMEN WE SHOULD ALL KNOW ABOUT

Tutor: Janet Berenson                                                          Cost £80.00

Date: Tues 17/09/2019                                                         Time: 10.00-12.00

Sessions 10                                                                              Course Ref: C2226597

Where: Loughton Bowls Club, Eleven Acre Rise, Loughton, IG10 1AN

Description: Women comprise approximately half the world's population. Why then do we rarely know the names of many extraordinary women in Science, Mathematics, the Arts, Philosophy and other fields of endeavour? Each week we will explore the lives and achievements of women who have changed the world in different areas of life, aiming to answer this question. Participants will be invited, if they wish to do so, to research and present short biographies of famous or infamous women from the past and present.

 

WONDERFUL WOODLANDS

Tutor: Patricia Moxey                                                            Cost: £80.00

Date: 25/09/2019                                                                   Time: 10.00-12.00

Sessions: 10                                                                              Course Ref: C2226600

Where: Jack Silley Pavilion, 1 Tidy's Lane, Off Palmers Hill, Epping CM16 6SP

Description: This 10 week course will provide an opportunity for students to consider the varied habitats found in temperate woodlands and study some of the many organisms found within them. How these organisms cope with seasonal changes will be discussed and how they interact with one another. Tips on identification and observation techniques will be part of the course using a variety of identification guides. A field excursion will be part of the course.

 

CHAUCER OUR GREATEST STORYTELLER; FATHER OF ENGLISH

Tutor: Adrian Eckersley                                                        Cost: £160.00

Date: Thu 26/09/2019                                                          Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Sessions: 20                                                                             Course ref: C2226602

Venue: Epping United Reform Church, Lindsey Street, Epping, CM16 6RB

Description: The aim is to read the general prologue to the Canterbury Tales and two of its important component parts -The Franklin's Tale and The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale - in the original Middle English. We also aim to read a much wider selection from the Canterbury Tales in modern English. Our discussions will focus particularly on how Chaucer changed the world he lived in through his work, and what kind of appeal it makes to us today.

Note: This course runs over the Autumn and Spring terms. Start date in Spring is  09/01/2020.

 

 

To join a class

Online/ phone: you can enrol through the Course Search Website – https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk  You can also book by free telephone on 0300 303 3464 (Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm, Saturdays 8am – 1pm.

Information: contact: Pat Dale  T: 020 8281 1536  E: mrspdale@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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


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: Women Gardeners
Course Number: C2226595
Course Description: At last - a course devoted to women gardeners! Men had the upper hand in the design and layout of the early gardens, but with the end of the English Landscape Movement flowers regained their place in the garden and colour schemes became important. This development brought about the rise of the women gardeners who took the country by storm in the 19th century.
Tutor: Sankey, Andrew
Venue: Loughton Bowls Club (Loughton)
Day Of Week: Monday
Start Time: 13:30
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 23/09/19
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £80.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: Wonderful Woodlands
Course Number: C2226600
Course Description: This 10 week course will provide an opportunity for students to consider the varied habitats found in temperate woodlands and study some of the many organisms found within them. How these organisms cope with seasonal changes will be discussed and how they interact with one another._x000D_ Tips on identification and observation techniques will be part of the course using a variety of identification guides. A field excursion to a local woodland will be part of the course.
Tutor: Moxey, Patricia
Venue: Jack Silley Pavilion (Epping)
Day Of Week: Wednesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 25/09/19
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £80.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: Chaucer our greatest storyteller; Father of English
Course Number: C2226602
Course Description: The aim is to read the General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales and two of its important component parts - The Franklin's Tale and the Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale - in the original middle English. We also aim to read a much wider selection from the Canterbury Tales in modern English. Our discussions will focus particularly on how Chaucer changed the world he lived in through his work, and what kind of appeal it makes to us today.
Tutor: Eckersley, Adrian
Venue: Epping United Reform Church (Epping)
Day Of Week: Thursday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 26/09/19
No. of Weeks: 20
Fee: £160.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: Magic Realism: Art in 1920s Germany
Course Number: C2226643
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'. We begin with a class on pre-war and WWI German art. Other topics include contrasting 'Magic Realism' with Berlin's First International Dada Fair of 1920, Hannah Hoch's innovative collages and Georg Grosz's caricatures of capitalists. The final class concludes in the 1930s darkening climate, and we discuss how and why the National Socialists came to term 'Magic Realism' degenerate.
Tutor: Eckersley, Rosanna
Venue: Loughton Bowls Club (Loughton)
Day Of Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 07/01/20
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £80.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: The Natural History of Freshwater Habitats
Course Number: C2226699
Course Description: Water is essential to life and rivers, marshes, lakes and gravel pits support many different organisms. Some are havens for both migratory or resident wintering wildfowl. What do these birds eat? Why not join this class to discover what lives on and in these waters and how as the days grow longer, the plants and animals found in wetlands adapt to the warmer days of summer. An outing to a freshwater site is part of the course.
Tutor: Moxey, Patricia
Venue: Jack Silley Pavilion (Epping)
Day Of Week: Wednesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 08/01/20
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £80.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: Footsteps through the history of our streets
Course Number: C2226642
Course Description: Investigate the Urban History of England from the mid Anglo-Saxon period to the 1950s, with some focus on Wales and Scotland. Learn how changes were different depending on the size and nature of the settlement. Focus particularly on port towns and the ways they changed over time. Understand the development of health and leisure resorts of 1700-1840 and the emerging seaside resorts of the Victorian age. Look at what the industrialising towns of 1700- 1840 were like and how this changed between 1840 and 1950. Discover the Victorian approach to the running of towns and cities. Identify changes in the built environment and housing. Please note this is an introductory course aimed at beginners to the subject- seeking to cover a wide time period, range of topics and geographical area in an introductory level of detail- this course is not suitable for students that already have a deep level of knowledge of this subject.
Tutor: Rawlinson, Lucy
Venue: Loughton Bowls Club (Loughton)
Day Of Week: Monday
Start Time: 13:30
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 13/01/20
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £80.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: Music and Art
Course Number: C2226690
Course Description: From the Renaissance through to contemporary examples, music and art have often been linked in creative exchange. This course will examine many examples over centuries where images and notes have been used to express responses to the same event, person or scene. From the wood carvings of Albrecht Durer to the paintings of Francis Bacon, music has an equivalence, often surprising. Included in the examples will be work by composers such as Debussy, Hindemith,Respighi and Stephen Sondheim.
Tutor: Green, Chris
Venue: Loughton Bowls Club (Loughton)
Day Of Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 28/04/20
No. of Weeks: 6
Fee: £50.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: The Natural History of Flowers
Course Number: C2226707
Course Description: Throughout the summer colourful flowers blossom in meadows, river banks, parks and gardens. Naming them is a pleasant challenge, looking at them in close up is fascinating and students will be given practical advice on honing their identification skills. There will be discussions on how plants need to attract insect pollinators and repel hungry herbivores. Their role in sustaining life will be considered and what conservation measures are working to improve biodiversity. There will be two field excursions to flower rich sites.
Tutor: Moxey, Patricia
Venue: Jack Silley Pavilion (Epping)
Day Of Week: Wednesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 29/04/20
No. of Weeks: 7
Fee: £56.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk