Eerie East Anglia - Local Tales of Weirdness!

Ref: C2228286

The eastern counties have a rich and colourful history of very strange tales. For instance, does a phantom black dog haunt the coastlines and countryside? Did this same dog attack Bungay church in 1577? Centuries earlier, did green children from a subterranean world visit the Suffolk village of Woolpit? More recently, why did the owls of Swaffham suddenly start to glow in the dark? And that’s not forgetting the numerous tales of ghosts, giants, rains of fish and periwinkles and other assorted unidentified flying objects. This course will explore the most intriguing of these stories: the strangest, the spookiest and the just plain daft. It will attempt to separate the folklore from fact while trying to get to the truth of what really happened. As the phrase goes: the truth is out there…

Course aim

To introduce some of the strangest stories from East Anglian history and folklore while attempting to find the truth behind these tales.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • To describe the strangest stories from East Anglian history and folklore.
  • Evaluate the credibility of these stories.
  • Analyse the cases by using psychology.
  • Analyse the stories by using sociology and contemporary history.
  • Question the limits of human knowledge.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Nothing is needed! Just a curious mind!

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Eerie East Anglia - Local Tales of Weirdness!

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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