Branch: WRITTLE

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Email: Writtle.branch@wea.ac.uk
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2020/21 Courses


Course Title: Perspectives on Pakistan
Course Number: C2227793
Course Description: Pakistan is both an old and a new country. Its people are hospitable yet sometimes wary of outsiders. We shall explore some fascinating contradictions of this little understood nation, including its place in a very diverse region and the historic cultural influences of its neighbours on north-west India. The arrival of the British brought new changes and we can see this in microcosm through the history of a school between 1847 and the present day. We follow the process of India's Partition - the events that led to it and the circumstances in which it came about - before reviewing Pakistan's progress in the aftermath. The achievements of some artists (men and women) and those involved in sports are considered, followed by the story of Malala Yousufzai who has gained international recognition through her campaigning for girls' education. Finally, we ask what it is like to live and work in Pakistan in the 21st century, arriving at some humorous as well as more challenging conclusions.
Tutor: Graham Platts
Venue: on-line
Day Of Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 11:00
Duration: 1.50 hrs
Date: 12/01/21
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £48.00
Contact: Writtle Branch
Telephone: 01245 967407
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Course Title: History on Film
Course Number: C2227792
Course Description: If you like the prospect of thinking about how movies can interpret and revisit specific events in history this may be the course for you. From recognised 'blockbusters' to lesser known titles , this course explores how film style dramatises the complexities of specific events in history. The course also touches on what we mean by history and all of the classes will be supported by precis documents that suggest further reading and viewing. Each session will include the screening of excerpts from a particular film as the basis for discussion and analysis.
Tutor: James Clarke
Venue: on-line
Day Of Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 15:00
Duration: 1.50 hrs
Date: 12/02/21
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £48.00
Contact: Writtle Branch
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