How Leighton Buzzard Shortened the First and Second World Wars

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How Leighton Buzzard Shortened the First and Second World Wars. Paul has produced two books on the two World Wars: "Q Central, How Leighton Buzzard Shortened the Second World War" and a companion world "Sand, Planes and Submarines, How Leighton Buzzard Shortened the First World War". Both were produced by teams of researchers and edited and written through Paul so that all knitted together into a comprehensive account. Both added considerably to the local and national knowledge about how the two world wars were won.

Additional information about this course

This course runs from 10am until 4pm inclusive of a 30 minute lunch break and two 15 minute coffee breaks.

Course aim

To learn more about local and national history in terms of the role Leighton Buzzard played in both World Wars

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • To learn the role that Leighton Buzzard played in the First and Second World Wars
  • To be able to discuss with others the role that Leighton Buzzard played in the World Wars
  • See how the project for this subject was organised in terms of research
  • Be able to understand how local and national knowledge links into the World Wars
  • Be able to write about local and national history regarding the role Leighton Buzzard played in the World Wars

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
  • 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 or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • 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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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How Leighton Buzzard Shortened the First and Second World Wars

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