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Egypt’s last Pharaoh – Cleopatra VII and the Roman Conquest of Egypt View details

How did ancient Egyptian independence end? What happened to Egypt under the Roman yoke? With the death of Cleopatra VII the once great civilization of Egypt became a province of Rome and famously the breadbasket of Rome. Taught from the perspective of an Egyptologist rather than a Romanist this course will explore using translations of primary sources developments in late Ptolemaic Egypt leading up to the Roman period and aspects of early Roman rule in Egypt. We will discuss cultural fusion not only in religion but also in administration, art and religion and consider how Rome influenced Egyptian political affairs long before Egypt was a Roman province.

Conversation Club (PE) View details

This is a short beginners and low level speaking course designed to help you develop some basic speaking and listening skills in and English. You will learn some basic everyday conversations and practice conversations in different situations where you need to be understood and to understand what is being said to you. This is a friendly and relaxed class where you will be introduced to some basic everyday language. You will learn key phrases and key words to help you understand what you hear and then practice in small groups or pairs.

Arabic for Beginners View details

This is a short complete beginners’ course designed to help you develop some basic speaking and listening skills in Arabic and gain an insight into the Arabic lifestyle and culture. In a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, you will be introduced to some basic everyday language and you will have plenty of opportunity to practice key words and phrases in a fun and enjoyable way through a variety of activities, including role plays and games.

Poetry Club with Norwich WEA View details

An opportunity for anyone who enjoys poetry to share their favourite works in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Come along and read out a poem which you like, tell us why it is of significance to you and anything you know about the author so the others in the group can give their reactions and comments. We prefer those attending these sessions to contribute poetry written by other people rather than their own work, as this is not intended as a creative writing session for budding poets.

Pen and Wash Landscapes using a Brush Pen View details

Pen and wash techniques are a great way to record landscapes and allow you as an artist to develop your own style adding as much or as little detail as you wish. We shall look at different techniques used by a range of artists, I will demonstrate pen and wash and suggest ways in which these can be used. Students will have the opportunity to practise during these sessions and share and discuss their work if they wish. Each week I will suggest a task that students can complete in their own time that will allow them to consolidate their learning and experiment further with the materials, developing their own style and portfolio of art work.

Spanish for Beginners View details

You will learn how to communicate in everyday situations, including introducing yourself, saying where you are from, introducing others, ordering, accepting and refusing drinks, getting directions, and learning numbers. The main aim is communication, and grammar is introduced as an aid to further understanding and using the language. This is the first of three terms, and you will be able to continue on to terms 2 and 3 if you wish to.

Creative Writers' Workshop View details

This is a workshop and will provide an opportunity for students to work on their own writing projects and have their work analysed and commented on by other students and the tutor. It would suit people with some writing experience.

Social History of Sheffield Pubs View details

The Working Man's Palace: A Social History of Sheffield Pubs is a 6 week WEA local history course. Using images, maps and documents of the period we will examine the origins, architecture and ownership of pubs and brewing in Sheffield, the impact of heavy industry on the way people drank and how pubs were used as public spaces, including the development of the temperance movement. Monday afternoons 14.15-16.15 online from 14 September to 19 October 2020. If you receive some benefits you may be entitled to a free course or reduced costs.

Painting Mood and Drama View details

We will look at artists through history to see how they have created mood and drama in their work, and explore a range of art materials and techniques to depict mood in our own works on a variety of themes. This will include practical sessions in a range of materials, mixing colours, and their application

Intermediate Conversational Spanish (A2) - Online with Lidia Morejudo Salor View details

This course is fully online accessing the course through Canvas our virtual learning environment and zoom a video conferencing software. You will need, reliable internet connection and internet-linked device with camera and microphone. We will email you links to canvas, please accept these to access the course, the sender will show as “instructure”. This intermediate conversation course is designed to practice speaking in Spanish for those students who have a basic grasp of the building blocks of the language. For students who have an understanding of how Spanish works and are able to manage basic conversations. This is aim at a level of A2 in the European Framework of Languages. At least 80 % of the lesson will be carried out in Spanish. This includes tutor providing instructions and conversation prompts and students taking part in conversations with other students and the tutor in Spanish. Each week there will be a different topic adapted to the level of the group.