Day School: Zero Night

Ref: C2226447

A day school that tells the story of the first great escape of World War II, when 40 British and Commonwealth officers hatched the most original and daring plan to escape from Oflag VI B deep inside Nazi Germany. It's a story so fresh that Hollywood is making a movie out of the tutor's book.

Additional information about this course

Tea and coffee available from 9.30am. The course starts at 10am and ends at 3.30pm (inclusive of lunch and comfort breaks)

Course aim

An examination of the mass escape of British prisoners-of-war from Oflag VI-B during the Second World War

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Critically evaluate the actions of the protagonists
  • Evaluate how the unique escape attempt was planned
  • Examine how the escape was undertaken
  • Describe what Occupied Europe was like and how escape lines operated within these territories
  • Describe the ultimate fates of the protagonists

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

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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Day School: Zero Night


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  • 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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