'Tea with Dickens' Day School

Ref: C3671016

To introduce students to, or remind them of, ways in which Charles Dickens used food and eating in his novels – especially as regards Christmas stories and festive food

Course aim

To celebrate Charles Dickens and his influence on Christmas, especially food.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Give a brief account of Dickens' life and times, especially with regard to the part played in his life by food and drink.
  • Give a few facts about Catherine Dickens and her menu book, 'What Shall we Have for Dinner'?
  • Describe how Dickens celebrated Christmas in his fiction.

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?

  • As this is a day school, students will be encouraged to share ideas and to assess how much they know, but informally and as time allows.

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?

  • There will be an opportunity to enrol for a 'Food and Fiction' course in January 2018.

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'Tea with Dickens' Day School

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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