Branch: WRITTLE

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


Course Title: Norse Mythology
Course Number: C2228420
Course Description: This course follows the written accounts of Norse mythology in two books: the anonymous Poetic Edda (also known as the Elder Edda), and Snorri Sturluson’s Prose Edda. We will read authoritative English translations of the Old Norse, supported by scholarly articles, images, and recordings of musical settings of the myths. We will compare and contrast the different types of evidence available for understanding the Norse Myths; discuss the historical context of the writing of the Eddas; explore the practical wisdom and mythical symbolism contained in these stories. The tales include a violent creation myth; a complex cosmology grounded by Yggdrasill, the world tree; Odin’s numerous quests for knowledge; Thor’s unnerving encounters with giants; Loki’s outrageous insults and trickery; Idun’s immortal fruit; Freyja’s chariot of cats; Sigurd, slayer of the dragon Fafnir; the vengeance of the enslaved giantesses Fenja and Menja; the looming apocalypse of Ragnarök, and the subsequent rebirth.
Tutor: Benjamin Pestell
Venue: Writtle Village Hall The Green Writtle CM1 3DU
Day Of Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 1.50 hrs
Date: 11/01/22
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £59.25
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Course Title: Germany - through the eyes of the camera
Course Number: C2228427
Course Description: Uncover a historical journey of Germany’s past through the lens of the camera. The German film industry was Hollywood's greatest rival at the start of the 20th century. From early documentary cinema and the early silent films in the 1920s to contemporary film exploring Germany’s place in a global world, this course takes you on a journey through Germany's past through a study of its incredible film industry.
Tutor: Bex Harper
Venue: Writtle Village Hall The Green Writtle CM1 3DU
Day Of Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 13:30
Duration: 1.50 hrs
Date: 11/01/22
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £59.25
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Course Title: Plants, Politics and Economics
Course Number: C2228362
Course Description: Plants have, over history, had a significant cultural, economic and political impact. In this course we will look at ten different plants and see how the development and use of them has influenced economic and political development. We depend on plants to provide basic human needs such as food, clothing, shelter and even health care, but they are also important raw materials for a broad range of industrial processes. Historically it could be argued that the development of plants has had a more significant impact on society and economic development than most wars and revolutions. The use, and some would say, exploitation of plants provides us with a window on the economic development of society over time.
Tutor: Andy Beharrell
Venue: on line
Day Of Week: Thursday
Start Time: 19:30
Duration: 1.50 hrs
Date: 13/01/22
No. of Weeks: 9
Fee: £43.20
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