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"Well and Soundly Built" - The Burghill Mental Hospital View details

Marking the 150th anniversary of its foundation, this workshop considers the background and history of the Herefordshire County and City Asylum at Burghill. Using sources from the collections at HARC, the session will reflect on the changing perception of mental health provision and patients in the county from the 18th-20th centuries and the shift in emphasis from incarceration to care. Led by Rhys Griffith. To book please phone 01432 880545 or email

100 Years: Women Writing and Voting View details

This course explores the history of women getting the vote in 1918. It covers the main events of the Suffrage campaign, and lives of the main leaders who led the Suffragists and Suffragettes in the UK. There will be comparisons with the lives of women today from several different angles. Through written responses to the research and practical exercises we will create a performance to be presented in the Summer of 2018 at events in the West Midlands celebrating women getting the vote.

1918 Poets, Writers and the End of the First World War View details

1918 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.

A Beginners Guide to Homeopathy View details

For anyone interested in alternative & holistic health & how to use homeopathic remedies in the home for acute problems. We will look at homeopathic philosophy & the history of the medicine as well as building up a homeopathic first aid kit.

A Beginners' Introduction to Handwriting 1550-1700 View details

This course, led by Dr Charlotte Berry, will explore the history of handwriting between 1550-1700, as well as covering key skills and strategies in tackling original texts from this period. Practical hands-on sessions are included which will give you the opportunity to start reading example texts. This course follows on from the Introduction to Paleography spring workshop.

A Brief History of the English Garden View details

This course follows the development of the garden in Britain from the Roman villa garden through to the modern garden. Periods of garden history covered include medieval, Tudor, Dutch, English Landscape, Victorian and the 'Dig for Victory' garden. We`ll assess design, features in the garden, period plants and famous designers.

A Celebration Of Spring View details

A day workshop which will consider various aspects of Spring in the natural world. Then through observation, drawing and painting in watercolours, making a lasting record in the form of a botanical study.

A Day of Mixed Media Landscapes View details

A Day of Mixed Media - an opportunity to explore and experiment with different media and how they work together. We will, for example, use collage, printing, paints, ink, pastels, charcoal, photocopies in various combinations. Over the day we will aim to complete a piece of work based on landscape, looking at and discussing artists' work for inspiration.

A History of India View details

The course will begin by looking closely at the decline of the Kushan dynasty of northern India, and the subsequent emergence of the Gupta dynasty. We will consider the various theories regarding its origins and early expansion, as well as considering its cultural and imperial growth under its first emperors. In particular a detailed consideration of the reign of Chandragupta II will be made and the successes achieved in the unification of Indian culture during his time. We will go on to look at the wider cultural and political impact of the Guptas across India and its outlying regions (including social, artistic, literary and religious developments), as well as considering the condition and persistence of the Tamil kingdoms of the south. We will conclude by considering the importance of the Kidarites and other "White" Huns, and their potential for the destabilisation of northern India, as well as other "native" factors threatening the decline of the Gupta dynasty.

A Munitionette's View View details

Led by Angela Williams who is currently the Rotherwas ROF Front Line Duty Project Officer based at HARC. The workshop will look at aspects of life at the munitions factory in Rotherwas, Hereford during WW1 and WW2 - the dangers, the dramas and the day-to-day routine.

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