Branch: MAPLESTEADS

Contact: Jean or Bill Bowers
Telephone: 01787 460181
Email: jeanbill.walking2@btinternet.com
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Branch News

The Maplesteads' Autumn 2019 Course is entitled Italian History and Culture, and is being run by Suffolk-based Italian expert Denise Bianchini.

The 7-week course begins on Monday 23rd September 2019 with a free-of-charge* first session starting at 6:30 pm*, when potential course participants will be invited to enjoy some complimentary refreshments, get an overview of the course and have the opportunity to meet the tutor and other course members in a friendly, informal atmosphere.

The course examines the major role Italy has played in the culture and history of Europe, from the middle-ages, through the renaissance period and up to the present day. Its historical "Risorgimento" (unification), modern day politics and language are intriguing subjects and course participants may also learn enough Italian to be able to ‘get by’ on holiday…

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

1. Discuss and debate aspects of Italy's history including their own experiences in Italy.

2. Describe the basic elements of the Unification.

3. Demonstrate basic language skills particularly helpful when holidaying in Italy.

4. Compare geographical and cultural differences between each of the regions.

 

There are no special reading requirements.

*The cost of the complete course is £54 and subsequent sessions start at 7:00 pm.

More information about the course can be found here.

 

For further information please contact the Maplesteads' WEA Secretary, Jean Bowers.

 

 


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: Italian History and Culture
Course Number: C2226606
Course Description: This course is aimed at people with an interest in 'Everything Italian'. There is so much history so this is an overview of the middle ages, the renaissance period, the historical 'Risorgimento' (unification) and will include modern day politics, some geography and modern culture. The course will also give learners a practical introduction to the musical language of Italian with the aim of being able to 'GET by' on holiday in Italy.
Tutor: Bianchini, Denise
Venue: Great Maplestead Village Hall (Great Maplestead)
Day Of Week: Monday
Start Time: 19:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 23/09/19
No. of Weeks: 7
Fee: £54.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: Seven Britishers of Note
Course Number: C2226698
Course Description: This seven week course is about seven randomly selected individuals from the history of the British Isles that have left their mark on the historical development of the UK. The figures we will consider along with their qualities are: Boudicca, Edward I, Tyndale, Elizabeth I, Oliver Cromwell, Nelson, Wellington, Aneurin Bevan, Churchill, and Thatcher.
Tutor: De Maunsell, Edward
Venue: Great Maplestead Village Hall (Great Maplestead)
Day Of Week: Monday
Start Time: 19:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 20/01/20
No. of Weeks: 7
Fee: £54.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk