The Iron Age to Roman Times

Ref: C3742723

The Iron Age to Roman period in Britain was a time of huge change. Conflicts, an agricultural revolution and technological advances benefitted communities. What is the truth about Iron Age people and the Romano-British and what is completely fabricated myths? The Iron Age people were a litle 'weird' looking from today's modern outlook on life. Discover what was different and gain an insight into this fascinating but ill understood part of our history. Investigating the period after the Roman invasion we will ask an important question - just how 'Roman' were we in Britain?

Course aim

To provide an insight into life from the Iron Age to Roman period in Britain

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Know where reliable information may be found and use this to extend your knowledge.
  • Understand what Iron Age life was like in Britain 800 BC to 43 AD and discuss features of this in class.
  • Distinguish fact from fiction regarding the Roman invasion and name three key instances.
  • Appreciate the changes to lifestyle in Britain after the Roman invasion and discuss these in class.

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?

  • Local OS maps will be handy in the first session only if you already have them, but the tutor has quite a few to use.

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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The Iron Age to Roman Times


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