Illustrated Portraits of the Movers and Shakers in British History

Ref: C2224257

An illustrated and themed approach to the lives of some of the most influential British people from the 17th - 19th centuries. Artists, writers and musicians, scientists, doctors and nurses, soldiers, sailors and explorers, crime fighters and criminals, architects, engineers and inventors, - these people were some of the movers and shakers in Britain's past. Join in with our discussions on their lives and impact on society. Come along and find out more!

Course aim

History Makers - illustrated portraits of the movers and shakers in Britain from the 17th.- 19th. centuries.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • Anyone with an interest in the outstanding and gifted men and women who have contributed to Britain in the past.

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

  • 1. Recognise and identify some of the key people in Britain during the 17th. - 19th. centuries
  • 2. Consider and compare their lives and achievements.
  • 3. Evaluate their achievements and the lasting impact they had on society.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • A notebook may be useful. A booklist and handouts will be provided by the tutor.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • A booklist will be provided at the first session.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Further reading and potential follow on courses or research will be covered in the last session.

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Illustrated Portraits of the Movers and Shakers in British History


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