Repairs, Restoration and Re-ordering - Norwich Cathedral since the 1800's

Ref: C2225398

This course will be principally classroom-based, with the tutor sharing his 25 years of research into the repairs, restoration and re-ordering of Norwich Cathedral in the period from the late 18th century to about 1900. This will largely be done with the use of PowerPoint presentations, this being the best way to deliver the hundreds of pictures discovered in the course of the research, but at the same time will involve discussion about the issues of conservation and restoration. We will make at least one visit to the cathedral to see in practice what we have been talking about in the classroom.

Course aim

To introduce students to a little-known period in the development of a very familiar Norwich landmark, and in the process to introduce them to various research techniques.

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:

  • identify some of the features of Norwich Cathedral when visiting it.
  • give examples of changing cultural values during the past two centuries.
  • list some of the main archaeological research techniques.
  • describe Norwich Cathedral's changing role within the community.

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • PowerPoint presentations in the classroom, plus discussion. At least one visit to the cathedral.

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

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

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Repairs, Restoration and Re-ordering - Norwich Cathedral since the 1800's


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