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An Introduction to Joyce and Yeats: Dubliners and selected poems of Yeats View details

This introduction to Yeats and Joyce will look at both writers in their time and consider their exploration of national identity and the cultural and political world of Ireland. While both W.B. Yeats and James Joyce bear equal claim to relevancy and influence in Irish culture, their individual perceptions of “Irishness” are often in conflict and this will be examined in a selection of Yeats' poetry and in Joyce's early work, 'Dubliners'.

An Introduction to Media Studies View details

A fascinating and modern subject, it is one of the most influential products of the 21st century. By examining the relevance it has on our society, culture and economic environment we will have a greater understanding of the role it plays in our lives. The course will enable students to understand the how’s and why media institutions operate as they do. It will look at the representation or exclusion of some issues by the media, the role of new technologies and the opportunities and challenges offered. The course will explore the central role of the media in our everyday lives and challenges the common sense assumptions that surround it.

An Introduction To Mindfulness View details

This is a three hour session providing an Introduction to Mindfullness and its benefits and how it may be used by individuals.

An Introduction to Modern Art View details

Through group discussion, we will be tracing the development of modern art from the 1840s to the present day. We will explore a selection of key artists and their works that have made a huge impact on the development of art - often shaping the way that we think about the world.

An Introduction to Philosophy View details

Ever had reason to reflect on how your life is going? Then at that moment; you were a philosopher. That is all the greatest of philosophers have ever done. This course looks at the great philosophical issues of Justice, Equality and Meaning. Drawing on philosophers old and new, it attempts to explore those issues. The biggest resource, however, is the life experience of the course participants. Participants will leave the course with a more refined ability to put forward a point of view and a knowledge of the major philosophical strands.

An introduction to researching your Family History - Older and Wiser project View details

This short course will provide you with a volunteer 'buddy' who will start your family history for you then help you to record your memories onto the latest technology programme to produce a basic family history that will incorporate your memories, stories, and photos alongside official records and significant historical events. You will make new friends, be amazed at what can be done today, amaze others with your memories, stories and photographs and have a lot of fun as a bonus. All the volunteers have learned their skills over the last year or so and are active, keen and skilled amateur genealogists in their own right. The course is led by a professional historian and genealogist who is devoted to revealing the real histories of we ordinary folk while developing a method that provide a lot of fun on route.

An Introduction to Sewing Skills View details

This course is for beginners who have not used a sewing machine before or not used one for a long time and would like to refresh their sewing skills. Students will learn how to set up and use a sewing machine with confidence and then learn basic core skills which will prepare them for a future workshop to make simple first time projects.

An Introduction to Social Media View details

Explore the range of the main social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Whatsapp & Skype. Discover which is the best to suit your needs, how they work, how to upload and share content such as photos and videos, how to add contacts and followers & how to sign up. Suitable for individuals and community groups.

An Introduction to Social Media View details

Explore the range of the main social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Whatsapp & Skype. Discover which is the best to suit your needs, how they work, how to upload and share content such as photos and videos, how to add contacts and followers & how to sign up. Suitable for individuals and community groups.

An Introduction to the Natural History and uses of Trees View details

Trees and woodlands form a major part of the British landscape, trees are not only beautiful they are of great importance to wildlife and human wellbeing. This course will cover a wide range of topics including an introduction to native trees species and their ecology, woodland management and conservation. Various aspects of the many way humans have used woodland products from earliest times to the present day will be investigated using both biological and archaeological evidence as well as documentary sources. All lectures will be fully illustrated together with a practical session on tree identification.

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