Exploring Kent's Historic Buildings

Ref: C3743018

We will look at the history, function, architecture and contruction of a variety of historic buildings, particularly of the medieval period, mostly in Kent but with some examples from elsewhere in England. These will include parish churches, religious houses, including monasteries and hospitals, domestic houses, agricultural buildings, including barns, oast houses, watermills and windmills, and castles and other fortifications. The indoor sessions will be followed by field trips in the Canterbury area - car sharing may be needed for these.

Course aim

An examination of Kent's historic buildings, particularly of the medieval period. The indoor sessions will be followed by field trips in the Canterbury area.

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:

  • describe the history, function, architecture and construction of medieval churches in Kent and elsewhere.
  • describe the history, function, architecture and construction of medieval religious houses in Kent and elsewhere.
  • describe the history, function, architecture and construction of medieval and post-medieval houses in Kent and elsewhere.
  • describe the history, function, architecture and construction of historic agricultural buildings in Kent and elsewhere.
  • describe the history, function, architecture and construction of medieval and post-medieval castles and other fortifications in Kent and elsewhere.

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
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

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

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Exploring Kent's Historic Buildings

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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