Farms, Forks and Flummery

Ref: C3741094

The course aims to give an understanding of how the ways in which food has been produced and consumed from Tudor times to the middle of the 20th Century. This will illuminate aspects of social and economic history.

Course aim

The course aims to give an understanding of how the ways in which food has been produced and consumed from Tudor times to the middle of the 20th Century. This will illuminate aspects of social and economic history.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • 1. Identify the ways in which the ways in which food is cooked have changed.
  • 2. Explain how food production has changed during the period.
  • 3. Recognise the role of food as entertainment as well as sustenance.
  • 4. Describe the ways in which cooking methods have changed over the period.
  • 5. Identify the ways in which meals have been served have changed during the period.

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 have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

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
  • No Pre reading is required but you might find the following of interest. Colin Spencer, “British Food”, Grub Street, 2002. Sara Paston-Williams, “The Art of Dining,” National Trust, 1993.

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

Download full course outline

Farms, Forks and Flummery 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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