From Innovators to Bankrupts & Entrepreneurs to Murderers – Holbrook

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Join us for a talk on the story of the industrial and social development of Heage and Morley Park.

 

 

 

Speaker – Ian Coker
Fee – £4.00 (including refreshments)
Date – Tuesday 22 May 2018
Time – 10:00am-12:00pm
Location – Holbrook Moor Methodist Chapel, Moorside Lane, Holbrook DE56 0TW

No need to book, just come along and pay on the day.

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Serenissima: The Art and Culture of Venice – Summer 2018

1280px-Canaletto_(II)_002.jpgThe course will explore the art and architecture of Venice between 1400 and 1800. Starting with a virtual tour of the city via the paintings of Canaletto, we will look at Venice’s history, unique urban development and how the problems of building in a lagoon were overcome, and how it became a vital centre for art and publishing. The course will also consider cultural aspects such as theatre, music and literature.

Tutor – Bob Moulder
Fee – £50.05 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 6 meetings from 17 April 2018
Course Ref – C2338973

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

Gloriana: Elizabeth the Queen – Summer 2018

Elizabeth I in coronation robes The story of Elizabeth I told in ten pictures charting her evolution from the Virgin Queen to Gloriana. Explore Elizabeth’s carefully crafted image; the men who remained by her side until the ends of their lives, the factions that revolved around the court and the way Elizabeth used courtly love to control her nobility. Explore the way the Virgin Queen used marriageability to manipulate foreign affairs and the difficulties of being Protestant in a Catholic world. Meet Mary Queen of Scots, Philip of Spain, Lord Cecil, the Earl of Essex as well as a hand full of privateers and Robert Carey.

Tutor – Julia Hickey
Fee – £77.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 10 meetings from 10 April 2018
Course Ref – C2338765

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

North American Indians in the 20th Century – Summer 2018

Native American GirlNative American Indians endured a tumultuous time in the twentieth century. They achieved citizenship but this was a double edged sword and they not all the tribes wanted this. The New Deal and the Meriam Report affected their way of life. The termination policy which was pursued by the government and then abolished had some profound effects. Red Power developed and was influential for tribes from the 1960s onwards. These events will be examined to provide an understanding of how Native American Indians fit into the mosaic of the United States of America.

Tutor – Ann Parker
Fee – £28.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1:00pm – 2:30pm, 5 meetings from 24 April 2018
Course Ref – C2338789

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

Mindfulness and Meditation – Summer 2018

stacking-stones-667432_1920We will explore Meditation and Mindfulness through a variety of perspectives. These will include an introduction to the psychological and Buddhist views. We will look at the work of Professor Paul Gilbert on Compassion. There will be an opportunity to look at sound, colour and aspects of the second chakra. We will look at the yogic view. There will be laptops available in class to research aspects of interest for discussion in small groups.

Tutor – Lydia Browne
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 11 meetings from 10 April 2018
Course Ref – C2339008

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

Mindfulness and Meditation – Spring 2018

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On this course we will explore Meditation and Mindfulness from a variety of perspectives. There will be a different theme each week. Including: Looking at how we can use our breath. Aspects associated with the root chakra. The purpose of compassion. Yoga and the breath. Buddhism. Visualisation.

 

Tutor – Lydia Browne
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 16 January 2018
Course Ref – C2338974

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

North American Indians and the West – Spring 2018

wichita-86968_1920.jpgNative American Indians were important in the settlement of the West. Various immigrant groups found the West a place that would fill their hopes and dreams. By examining how the West moved at the end of the nineteenth century there will be an opportunity to learn more about how each group of settlers impacted on the lives of the Native American Indians. Mormons, homesteaders, ranchers,miners and railway workers all met and interacted with tribes such as the Lakota Sioux and the Mandans. The impact of the American Army on the Sioux towards the end of the nineteenth century will be examined as will changing government policies The culture of the Plains Indians and their interaction with the environment will be part of the course.

Tutor – Ann Parker
Fee – £57.75 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1:00pm – 2:30pm, 10 meetings from 9 January 2018
Course Ref – C2338787

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

Artists’ Colonies of the 19th and 20th Centuries – Spring 2018

Arearea, by Paul GauguinThis course will look at the various artist communities that evolved across Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; From Concarneau and Pont Aven in Brittany to Skagen in Denmark to Newlyn in England. We will evaluate the outstanding paintings produced by artists ranging from Gauguin to Laura Knight, and consider the impact these essentially rural colonies had on early modern art.

Tutor – Bob Moulder
Fee – £50.05 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 10:00am – 12:15pm, 6 meetings from 30 January 2018
Course Ref – C2338793

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

Elizabeth and Leicester – Spring 2018

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Find out about Elizabeth I’s love affair with Robert Dudley; their imprisonment in the Tower during the reign of Mary I; the death of Amy Robsart and Elizabeth’s relationship with her cousin Lettice Knollys who was banished upon her marriage to the earl of Leicester. Consider the question that the King of France asked – “Is Queen Elizabeth a maid or no?” Delve into the way Dudley carved a political and military career for himself as well as breaking free of Elizabeth to make his own marriage. Explore the complexities of their relationship. When he died in 1588, Elizabeth shut herself away with grief. An opportunity to consider the private life of royalty and the impact of a traitor’s son and grandson upon the politics of the period as well as to look at the way in which the scandal of “Sweet Robin” resonates down the centuries.

Tutor – Julia Hickey
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 7 meetings from 23 January 2018
Course Ref – C2338764

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

Mindfulness and meditation – Autumn 2017

stacking-stones-667432_1920We will examine and experience a wide range of mindfulness and meditation themes and consider which might be relevant and useful to you personally. You will be able to experience relaxing your mind with guided meditation, as well as developing the ability to focus on what is happening within and around us, and we will explore simple ways of including mindfulness in everyday life.

Tutor – Lydia Browne
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 3 October 2017
Course Ref – C2338009

Online enrolment is available from 20 June – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

The Wars of the Roses – Autumn 2017

MS Ghent - Battle of Barnet Untangle the thorny path of the battles between the Houses of York and Lancaster. Meet Richard of York who gave battle in vain, his sons Edward IV, George drowned in a vat of wine and Richard III as well as the saintly Henry VI. Follow Margaret of Anjou and Margaret Beaufort in their quest for power. Encounter the men, women, turncoats and victims of a family war and begin to investigate the growing importance of legal process, parliament and propaganda in the Plantagenet and Tudor quest to rule the kingdom.

Tutor – Julia Hickey
Fee – £77.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 10 meetings from 3 October 2017
Course Ref – C2337849

Online enrolment is available from 20 June – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Two artists: two paintings – Autumn 2017

van goghEach week we will study in depth two works of art. The works will be by different artists who may have been contemporaries, possibly rivals, or simply members of a movement. Alternatively they may be separated by hundreds of years. The works themselves may be famous or obscure. They may share common themes or subject matter, compositional approaches, or some external link. You will have no prior knowledge of the works and will therefore explore the possible connections between the two works and their creators from scratch. You will have access to primary sources, other works by the artists, and critical analysis to help you discuss and formulate ideas. This study in microcosm will enable you to find out about the art world these artists worked in and how their work fits into the broader trend of art history.

Tutor – Bob Moulder
Fee – £77.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 10 meetings from 26 September 2017
Course Ref – C2337818

Online enrolment is available from 20 June – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Native American Indians and revolution – Autumn 2017

monument-54851_1920We will examine the interaction of colonists to the Americas and their relationships with native populations, as well as exploring the impact of colonising nations on the lives of North and South American Indians. This will include Spanish, English and French colonial attempts to settle the Americas. Where appropriate key individuals such as George Washington will be assessed. The growth of the colonies and their development will be examined, plus the events surrounding the American and French Revolutions, particularly where they link to Native American Indians.

Tutor – Ann Parker
Fee – £57.75 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1:00pm – 2:30pm, 10 meetings from 19 September 2017
Course Ref – C2337917

Online enrolment is available from 20 June – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Battle for the Crown: Edward VI, Lady Jane Grey and Bloody Mary – Spring 2017

QUEEN MARY I TUDORPotentially the tool of powerful political or religious figures, meet the heirs of Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty in a period seething with intrigue, turbulence and ambition with a view to untangling the characters and relationships behind the throne for the decade from 1547 until 1558.

Tutor – Julia Hickey
Fee £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date
– Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 7 meetings from 10 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337134

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

USA 1968-1980 – Spring 2017

Semper Fidelis #SemperFiAmerica changed considerably in the late 1960s and 1970s. By studying key events like the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War we can begin to understand what life was like for both politicians and citizens.

Tutor – Ann Parker
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1:00pm- 2:30pm, 9 meetings from 10 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337136

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