Bonnie Prince Charlie: from Carlisle to Derby and back again – Autumn 2018

 

Find out about Bonnie Prince Charlie’s journey from Carlisle to Derby and back again in the winter of 1745 using primary source material, popular history and legend. Discover spies, intrigue and incompetence as a fossilised strata of society impinged upon a modern world.

 

 

Tutor – Julia Hickey
Fee – £26.95 or FREE
Starts – Tuesday 4 September 2018 for 2 weeks
Time – 10:00am-1:30pm
Location – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Course Ref – C2340279

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

You may be eligible for a free course – click here for details

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Celebrating 70 Years of the NHS – Derby Day School – Summer 2018

NHSThe National Health Service was part of the reforms introduced by the Labour party after the Second World War. The course will examine the reasons for its creation and how it fits into the pattern of welfare developments since 1900. The role of Aneurin Bevan will be a consideration as will the very influential William Beveridge Report. Changes made to the Health Service in the early years will be reviewed. Also the Spirit of ’45 will be critically discussed. Links will be made to the anniversary of 70 years of existence of the NHS which occurs in 2018.

Tutor – Ann Parker
Fee – £15.40 or FREE
Date – Saturday 7 July 2018
Time – 10:00am-2:30pm – includes 30 minutes for lunch, please bring your own
Location – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Course Ref – C2340197

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

You may be eligible for a free course – click here for details

Joan of Arc: Soldier, Sorceress or Saint? – Derby Day School – Autumn 2018

Albert Lynch - Jeanne d'Arc

Between 1428 and 1430, a teenage peasant who dressed as a knight convinced most she met that the English could be driven from France. This talk assesses her achievements, failures and legacy as an enduring icon of French identity and universal symbol of female courage.

 

Tutor – Mark Barnard
Fee – £15.40 or FREE
Date – Monday 20 August 2018
Time – 10:00am-2:30pm – includes 30 minutes for lunch, please bring your own
Location – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Course Ref – C2340203

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

You may be eligible for a free course – click here for details

The First World War: Who was responsible? – Derby Day School – Autumn 2018

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 subjects.

Tutor – Mark Barnard
Fee – £15.40 or FREE
Date – Saturday 11 August 2018
Time – 10:00am-2:30pm – includes 30 minutes for lunch, please bring your own
Location – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Course Ref – C2340204

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

You may be eligible for a free course – click here for details

From Innovators to Bankrupts & Entrepreneurs to Murderers – Holbrook

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Photo by eamoncurry123 on Flickr.com

 

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.

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

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

Guillotines to the Kaiser: A Brief History of France and Germany 1789-1914 – Summer 2018

Kohner_-_Kaiser_Wilhelm_II.jpgFrance and Germany have produced some of the most sublime cultural achievements, yet also engaged in some of the most destructive confrontations. Beginning with the origins of the French Revolution, this course traces their historical development, explaining how each has defined the other, Europe and the wider world.

Tutor – Mark Barnard
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 12 April 2018
Course Ref – C2338972

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

The Road to the Second World War – Spring 2018

WW2

Unlike the First World War, the Second’s origins are virtually incontestable. Beginning with Poland, this course examines how Germany, Britain and France’s recourse to war was determined by their own agendas and discusses appeasement in the context of Churchill’s statement ‘It could have been prevented […] but no one would listen’.

Tutor – Mark Barnard
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 17 January 2018
Course Ref – C2338763

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

Elizabeth and Leicester – Spring 2018

Darnley stage 3
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

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 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