Local History

Ref: C2340645

This introductory session will explore how we can find out about the history of a local area and the people who lived there. Discover what we can learn from images, artefacts, documentary evidence, maps buildings and more. The session will focus on evidence from Lincolnshire.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to Local History as a preview to developing a short course

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Have an overview of how to use and interpret different forms of evidence
  • Understand how to use artefacts as evidence
  • Have an understanding of what we can learn about the past from images
  • Know where to access resources

How will I be taught?

  • No prior knowledge is expected

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Friendly and informal discussion

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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Local History

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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