Handwriting 1550-1700

Ref: C3126270

This session, led by Dr Charlotte Berry, will be practical in its emphasis and will assume some prior knowledge of letter shapes, dating methods and common abbreviation signs used from 1550-1700. You will work through sample texts and gain further experience of reading secretary and italic hands from the period from a range of original document types. This course is not suitable for absolute beginners.

Course aim

To provide an overview of Handwriting 1550-1700

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is not suitable for absolute beginners.

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

  • Recognise letter shapes
  • Discuss key theories
  • Read secretary and italic hands from the period

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

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?

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Handwriting 1550-1700

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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