Day School: History - Murder Most Foul

Ref: C3739811

In this lively and friendly course we will explore the people, the stories and the issues behind two famous murder trials drawn from the last 500 years of British history, so as to understand those trials’ legal, political and/or social significance.

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by the Skills Funding Agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available - contact the Branch for further details.

Course aim

To explore the people, the stories and the issues behind two famous murder trials drawn from the last 500 years of British history, so as to understand those trials’ legal, political and/or social significance.

Who is the course for?

No prior knowledge of law or history is required.

What topics will this course cover

The session will focus on two British murder trials, chosen by the tutor and not announced in advance. The people, the stories and the issues behind each trial will be studied, so as to understand their legal, political and/or social significance.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

1. Be able to describe, in outline, the people and the stories behind the two trials studied in this course. 2. Be able to explain, in outline, what these two trials were about. 3. Be able to identify at least 1 point of legal, political or social significance for each of these two trials.

How will I know I'm making progress?

You will receive feedback verbally in response to questions and discussions.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

There are no essential materials or additional expenses for this course, except that students may want to bring a pen and paper with them to the session.

Reading and information sources

No preparation is needed or recommended for this course.

What could the course lead to?

A number of universities and other providers offer introductory level courses in law and legal history. Specialist advice is available from the tutor to help you identify the best course for you.

Download full course outline

Day School: History - Murder Most Foul Course Outline

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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