Day School: The Realms of Gold: the life, poetry and letters of John Keats

Ref: C2225430

John Keats was the youngest of the Romantic poets and the first to die. His life, friendships, love and bravery in the face of a fatal illness are all part of his amazing story. His entire poetic career was contained within half a dozen years in which he matured as a man and a writer with astonishing alacrity. We will trace his development , from his first tentative verses, to his great Odes by exploring his poems and incredible letters in the context of his short but productive life.

Course aim

The course will aim to provide an appreciation of the life, poetry and letters of John Keats.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • approach texts with an enhanced understanding
  • express ideas and opinions with increased confidence
  • have an understanding of the writings of John Keats, within the context of his life

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 share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • 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
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Day School: The Realms of Gold: the life, poetry and letters of John Keats

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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