History - Church Explorers - St Ewe, Tresillian and Probus

Ref: C3530153

Meeting at St Ewe, Churchtown PL26 6EY to explore a range of medieval architectural periods and styles, sculpture, stone and wood carving through visits to St Ewe, Tresillian (Merther) and Probus churches. Also to consider documentary evidence for the building of Probus tower.

Course aim

Explore a range of medieval architectural periods and styles, sculpture, stone and wood carving through visits to St Ewe, Tresillian (Merther) and Probus churches.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • A basic understanding of simple church terminology e.g. nave, transept, chancel would be helpful.

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

  • Differentiate more clearly between architectural periods like Romanesque and Gothic.
  • Explain why towers replaced spires.
  • Discover and identify types of figures and animals in the carving.
  • Discuss the role of patron and craftsmen in choosing subjects.
  • Consider the role of parishioners in raising funds and actually carrying out building projects like Probus tower.

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 be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Binoculars, tape measures, phones with internet access where possible and note taking whether tablet or pen or pencil and paper.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Looking at Cornish Churches by the tutor provides an overview of the subject which students may find useful. Also Beacham and Pevsner, Cornwall, 2014 or 2017 corrected version.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • 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/

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History - Church Explorers - St Ewe, Tresillian and Probus

Enrolment Conditions

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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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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