Pompeii and Herculaneum

Ref: C3673508

On this day school we will look at the archaeology of the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Beginning with their rediscovery in the 18th century, we will look at their impact upon European culture and examine their art and architecture.

Course aim

To introduce students to the archaeology and cultural impact of the buried cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Understand the impact of the rediscovery of Pompeii and Herculaneum on European art and Culture
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the events following the eruption if Vesuvius AD 79
  • Recognise a series of artistic styles associated with the buried cities

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?

  • 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

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Pompeii and Herculaneum

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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