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Anger and Irritability - Everyday Strategies View details

This course is for people who recognise that anger and irritability are adversely affecting their daily lives. It will explore the triggers, how they affect you and coping tools to reduce the impact anger has on your life and relationships. This course aims to build your confidence and self-esteem and to remove the stress caused by anger.

Anger and Irritability - Everyday Strategies View details

This course is for people who recognise that anger and irritability are adversely affecting their daily lives. It will explore the triggers, how they affect you and coping tools to reduce the impact anger has on your life and relationships. This course aims to build your confidence and self-esteem and to remove the stress caused by anger.

Angles, Saxons & Vikings View details

A look at life “up North” between the Romans and the Normans, a period when the north had a very distinctive history and culture. We will discuss the wider history and impact of the various invaders and look at their influence on the culture and politics of the region north of the Humber. Were the 'Dark Ages' as gloomy as the name suggests? We will consider the legacy of the period and its possible impact on how the North is seen today.

Anglo Saxon Culture View details

This course explores the language and culture of the Anglo-Saxons. It will cover a brief introduction to Anglo-Saxon history, culture and society, and the origins of the English language. It will provide participants with the opportunity to try out speaking, reading and translating Old English, and offer an account of the grammar and vocabulary of the language. No prior knowledge of Old English is needed.

Animal Portraiture in Pastels View details

Animal Portraiture in Pastels will be an introduction to oil and chalk pastel techniques. Students will practise colour mixing and texture, with regard to a range of animals, and build skills of line, tone and composition. Inspiration will be gained from contemporary and art historical pastel artists.

Archaeology - How to Do It View details

Archaeologists are something like time travellers. They use observations and information to tell us something about past people and how they lived, or died, in an area. Sometimes they work on a large-scale and sometimes this information is incredibly small. However, just like Sherlock Holmes they manage to piece together these tiny morsels to tell the story. How do they do it? It is not a mystery and the techniques can sometimes be learnt very simply and easily. Come and try your hand at this work - and real artefacts and real archaeology will be used, not just case studies! We will work through sessions as varied as using maps to discover the past, understanding place-names, pottery, flint tools and field work. The fieldwork will be arranged for a field site (tbd) and is likely to include some surveying, geophysics (resistance) and metal detecting. Everything you need to know to join in will be shown by the tutor. Field date is Sat 14th Sept 10-2.30 but rain will alter the date.

Archaeology across the Empire: Rome in Eastern Egypt View details

Why were the Romans interested in the east of Egypt? This short course will consider the role of the Romans in the region, and their activities, exploitation and networks. We will primarily look at the archaeological evidence but also consider other sources to see what was gained and the impact on the rest of the Empire

Archaeology of the Late Bronze Age Mediterranean View details

The Late Bronze Age saw the mysterious collapse of dominant civilizations in the Eastern Mediterranean. There were great changes in Minoan Crete, Egypt, the Hittite Empire, Mycenaean Greece and Syria. We will examine the proposed causes of this collapse as well as explore the changes that were the result. Everyone welcome; no previous knowledge assumed

Archaeology of the Late Bronze Age Mediterranean View details

The Late Bronze Age saw the mysterious collapse of dominant civilizations in the Eastern Mediterranean. There were great changes in Minoan Crete, Egypt, the Hittite Empire, Mycenaean Greece and Syria. We will examine the proposed causes of this collapse as well as explore the changes that were the result. Everyone welcome; no previous knowledge assumed

Archaeology: How does an excavation work? View details

Most of us have seen an archaeological excavation on TV, but how do archaeologists go from digging a foundation ditch and fragments of pottery to a picture of a whole building and pots. This course will take us through the process of digging and how we record what we have found. We will look at the various scientific methods used to help us and the principals of stratigraphy that ensure that what we dig makes logical sense. It will also introduce the ways that we make everything we have recorded tell a story that people will be interested in. Our courses are about learning together by talking about the past, having our own ideas and building the confidence to chat and learn. We are a relaxed and welcoming group, why not join us?