Mount's Bay Explorers - Mousehole and Newlyn

Ref: C3529102

From piratical traders and merchants to Newlyn artists, Mounts Bay explorers will focus on the multi-cultural medieval trading ports of Newlyn and Mousehole. Through walks and historic building, we will visit and debate their fascinating intertwined medieval and later history, starting with Mousehole in the morning.

Course aim

Mounts Bay explorers will focus on the medieval trading ports of Newlyn and Mousehole and their fascinating intertwined history through walks and visits to buildings of interest.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • There will be some walking involved.

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

  • Discuss the medieval origins of these places.
  • Recognise some architectural features associated with fishing and the fish trade.
  • Explain Newlyn and Mousehole's contributions to saving the Cornish language.

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
  • Looking at buildings and using observational skills of students. Talking about history and families in historic buildings. Handouts will be provided.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Opportunities for questions and answers especially during pit stops.

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Good walking shoes and wet weather gear essential and possibly fold up stool/shooting stick. Notebook and pencil or pen and access to IT (phone or tablet) would be useful, but not essential.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Joanna Mattingly, Cornwall and the Coast - Mousehole and Newlyn (Phillimore, 2009). Margaret Perry, Newlyn (1999) and Mousehole (1998) provide good background to the visits as does Penlee House Gallery and Museum's Newlyn artists' map

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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

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Mount's Bay Explorers - Mousehole and Newlyn Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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