Contrasting Derbyshire family fortunes: The Curzons and the Sitwells?

Ref: C2339508

We will compare the origins and the contrasting fortunes of the Sitwells of Renishaw and the Curzons of Kedleston. We will examine some of the outstanding members of both very different families, and compare their current situations, as well as their great houses.

Course aim

To provide a brief outline of the role played by two wealthy Derbyshire families over the past four hundred years in the history of the county and the country.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Understand the role of the local landed gentry in social, cultural and political life.
  • Appreciate the surviving great houses of Kedleston and Renishaw better due to knowledge of their history.
  • Have more detailled knowledge of Nathaniel Curzon and George Sitwell and family.

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

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 be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

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Contrasting Derbyshire family fortunes: The Curzons and the Sitwells?

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