Know Your Sheffield: A Local History of the City

Ref: C3674879

Brian Holmshaw is leading an class for the WEA called  Know Your Sheffield : A Local History of the City. It will suit beginners and people building on existing knowledge. A well-established course using images, maps and documents of the period 1860-1960. Wednesday mornings, 10.30am to 12.30pm for 8 weeks from 9 January to 6 March 2019 at Stubbin Community Centre, Fairthorn Road, Sheffield S5 6LY . Book on http://www.wea.org.uk/find-course or email brian.holmshaw@btinternet.com for course content.

Course aim

To provide a chronology of the C19th and C20th in Sheffield and explain key historical buildings, people and industrial, social and political change in that period.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Understand the chronology of Sheffield in the C19th and C20th
  • Understand key aspects of the industrial processes that contributed to the growth of Sheffield
  • Understand key aspects of political change in Sheffield over this period
  • Identify a range of people who influenced the development Sheffield in this period
  • Identify some key historical features and buildings in the Sheffield landscape

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?

  • Handouts will be supplied A notebook or laptop would be useful if you wish to take notes

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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course information sheet

Know Your Sheffield: A Local History of the City

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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