Taster: Suffolk Skies

Ref: C2226178

This exciting taster with expert local tutor, Ian McLachlan explores some dramatic historical events over the county. Find out about a wartime romance and tragedy during a “cruise missile” assault, the recovery of a fallen fighter embedded for decades beneath Suffolk soil and the UFO mystery of Rendlesham. You can also find out more about our WEA courses and what is coming up in the local area. Tea and Coffee included.

Course aim

WEA event with local aviation author, television historian and WEA tutor, Ian McLachlan. There are many other courses on offer from the WEA on a vast range of subjects to support the proposed establishment of a new WEA Branch in Lowestoft..

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Understand the impact of events over Suffolk.
  • Appreciate other aspects of aviation history.
  • Understand the role of the WEA

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?

  • Questions and Answers about this and other WEA courses.

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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Taster: Suffolk Skies


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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
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