Language in Everyday Life – Derby Day School – Summer 2018

communication-1991850_1920.jpgMost people use language expertly, with little conscious thought. How on earth do we do this? Awareness of the social, psychological and material basis of language can increase our enjoyment and understanding of it and make us still more effective. This day course will introduce you to topics such as the lexicon, conversation, politeness and language development, encouraging you to pose questions and explain your specific interests in language and its uses.

Tutor – Chris Ring
Fee – FREE
Date – Saturday 12 May 2018
Time – 10:00am-2:30pm
Location – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB

Enrolment is now open – email derbyoffice@wea.org.uk or call 01332 291805 to book your place.

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Living Folk/Living Art – Derby Day School – Summer 2018

Folklore costumes.jpgDrawing on local folkloric traditions, the course will use live art/performance to explore the traditions, rites and rituals that we use to mark our progress through life. Working with live artist and folklorist Chris Lewis-Jones, you will share your experience of rites and rituals before using combinations of installation art, intervention, music, drama, movement and poetry to devise a performative response to the various (geographical, ecological, economic, historical, architectural, cultural, artistic…) contexts in which we find ourselves.

Tutor – Chris Lewis-Jones
Fee – £19.25 or FREE
Date – Saturday 21 April 2018
Time – 10:00am-3:30pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Course Ref – C2339120

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

1918 Poets, Writers and the End of the First World War – Derby Day School – Summer 2018

Wilfred Owen1918 meant the end of the First World War. This had an effect on the lives and literary output of writers and poets. The first part of the day is to look at how and why the First World War ended. Therefore the political and military events of 1918 will be investigated and form a framework for the next session.
The second part of the workshop is to look at how the war and the events of 1918 affected writers and poets such as Vera Brittain, Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. There will be an opportunity to look at a range of poetry and writing. However the key issue is to understand how war both physically and psychologically affected individuals and therefore created a literary tradition all of its own because of the profound impact it had on some who took part.

Tutor – Ann Parker
Fee – £8.00
Date – Saturday 19 May 2018
Time – 10:00am-2:30pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Course Ref – C2339224

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

Have a go at Poetry – Write, Read and Share – Derby Day School – Summer 2018

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A fun and creative course enabling you to be inventive with language, enjoying creating your own poetry and listening and sharing with others.

Tutor – Dave Wood
Fee – £19.25 or FREE
Date – Saturday 14 April 2018
Time – 10:00am-4:00pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Course Ref – C2339090

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

The Great War: who was responsible? – Derby Day School Autumn 2017

feat Tyne Cot Cemetery 1 edit 2Some say the Great War was due to German aggression; others that Britain, France and Russia contributed significantly to the conflict by curtailing the Kaiser’s quest to be their equal. Asking could it have been averted, this talk will examine some of the key reasons for each country’s culpability in one of the most debated and emotive of subjects.

 

Tutor – Mark Barnard
Date – Saturday 2 December 2017
Time – 10:00am-12:00pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee – FREE

To book a place call 01332 291805 or email derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

‘Dunkirk’: How the British and German media received the 2017 film

DunkirkTransformed from what Churchill described as a ‘disastrous defeat’ into a ‘miracle of deliverance’, Dunkirk holds a semi-sacred place in Britain’s collective conscience and DNA. However, given claims Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ lacks the usual heroic pathos and represents every defeated army, this talk asks what the ‘Dunkirk spirit’ means today.

Tutor – Mark Barnard
Date – Saturday 4 November 2017
Time – 10:00am-12:00pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee – FREE

To book a place call 01332 291805 or email derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

The Balfour Declaration – Derby Day School Autumn 2017

Balfour portrait and declarationWe will explore 19th century political/theological, (British) Christian-Zionist discussions, the context of WW1, priorities of British Government war-time decision-making, Imperial ‘mind-sets’, role of key figures, the transformation of the Declaration into the Mandate Document (24 July 1922) and the legacy.

Tutor – Peter Shambrook
Date – Saturday 18 November 2017
Time – 10:00am-1:00pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee FREE

To book a place call 01332 291805 or email derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

The effects of globalisation: the good, the bad and the ugly – Derby Day School Autumn 2017

magnets-2487101_1920.jpgGlobalisation is a complex and controversial subject with supporters and sceptics. We will examine its impact and the consequences for the private and public sectors in creating higher income inequality, social costs, removing labour rights and job protection, and weakening trade unions.

Tutor – Joe Marshall
Date – Saturday 21 October 2017
Time – 10:00am-12:00pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee FREE

To book a place call 01332 291805 or email derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

Job and his interpreters – Derby Day School Autumn 2017

Blake Book of Job Linell set 5The Book of Job, one of the world’s oldest books, holds a fascination even today. We will examine Job’s story and look at some of the interpretations it has inspired, particularly focusing on William Blake’s 1826 illustrations which turned the traditional interpretation of the Job story upside-down.

Tutor – Ciaran Guilfoyle
Date – Saturday 14 October 2017
Time – 10:30am-3:00pm – Includes 30 minutes for lunch, please bring your own
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee FREE

To book a place call 01332 291805 or email derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

Women write music too – Derby Day School Autumn 2017

Clara Wieck im Alter von 15 JahrenAfter centuries of being largely sidelined, women composers have begun to enjoy wider recognition. Join us to explore the music of outstanding composers, from Hildegard of Bingen, through Clara Schumann and Ethel Smyth, to Judith Weir.

Tutor – Mike Wheeler
Date – Saturday 14 October 2017
Time – 10:00am-12:00pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee FREE

To book a place call 01332 291805 or email derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

1917 The Russian Revolution: events and propaganda – including Battleship Potemkin – Derby Day School Autumn 2017

Vintage PotemkinThe causes of the 1917 revolution and events that took place during that year will be examined. The classic film Battleship Potemkin will be shown followed by a discussion about its importance and the role of propaganda in Russia following the Communist revolution.

Tutor – Ann Parker
Date – Saturday 7 October 2017
Time – 10:00am-2:30pm – Includes 30 minutes for lunch, please bring your own
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee – £5.00

To book a place call 01332 291805 or email derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

Please send your cheque to the address above, made payable to WEA Derby Branch

Lest we forget – lest we remember: contrasting centenaries in Britain, France and Germany

PoppiesSymbolised by the Somme and the poppy, the Great War has left an enduringly emotive legacy. Given Germany’s problematic remembrance culture and claims that Europe’s first Ring of Remembrance heralded a departure from national narratives, this talk asks, should we commemorate without reproach?

Tutor Mark Barnard
Date Friday 28 April 2017
Time 10.30am-12.30pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee FREE

To book a place call 01332 291805 or email derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

Meditation and mindfulness – Spring 2017

MeditationAn experience of a wide range of meditation and mindfulness themes. Within the group discussions, you will be able to consider which of these are relevant to you. The content of this course can be viewed as an opportunity for you to gain insights and discover more about yourself. A personal journal is a great tool for reflection on your journey of meditation and mindfulness.

Tutor – Lydia Browne
Fee £48.15 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Saturday 12:45pm – 3:15pm, 5 meetings from 28 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337579

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Zionism and Anti-Zionism: Looking Beyond the Propaganda of Both (Derby WEA Day School Autumn 2016)

Israel Flag | דגל ישראלTutor: Noam Livne
Date & Time: Sat 17 Sept 2016, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee: £5.00

Working towards developing a perspective that is more balanced and better informed than the one generally available from public debate and the media, we will discuss Zionism as an imperialist and colonialist movement, as well as the uniquely unusual nature of both Zionism as the Jewish national movement, and of the Palestinian national movement. The tutor was a peace activist while living in Israel, and has taught Arab-Israeli Relations at Keele University.

To enrol for this day school please send payment to the WEA Derby Office:

All cheques payable to: WEA Derby Branch – please do NOT include with course fees.

 

Belly Dancing for Beginners (Derby WEA Day School Autumn 2016)

Hip Gnosis: Electric SlideTutor: Jane Livne
Date & Time: Sat 24 Sept 2016, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee: £5.00

Come and try out belly dancing for a fun morning of exercise, music and jingly scarfs! All sizes and shapes welcome, you may discover hidden assets! Wear loose trousers or skirt and bring a scarf for your hips.

To enrol for this day school please send payment to the WEA Derby Office:

All cheques payable to: WEA Derby Branch – please do NOT include with course fees.