Day School: Outstanding Isle of Wight People Who Influenced the World

Ref: C3741239

The first part of the course will look at influential Islanders who changed world history in some way. The second part will look at great achievers who lived part of their lives on the Island. There will also be a section on other famous names who were either from or visited the Island who can only be mentioned in passing. The presentation will be illustrated with a Powerpoint presentation to show relevant portraits and images.

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by the Skills Funding Agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available - contact the Branch for further details.

Course aim

The aim is to give participants a broad knowledge of the significant achievement of certain Islanders and people who came to live on the Island where they have had an international impact.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for people with little spoken English

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

  • Understand broadly the influence and impact of Islanders from the past with a worldwide impact and the main importance of famous visitors to the Island.
  • Appreciate the considerable number of notable individuals who are associated with the Isle of Wight.
  • Have greater knowledge of the local history of the Island and of various aspects of global history and technology.

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?

  • 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
  • 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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here
  • Link with IW local history societies.

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Day School: Outstanding Isle of Wight People Who Influenced the World


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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