Kent Houses and their Families

Ref: C3743042

Kent has numerous historic houses, some occupied by the same families for generations. This class will look at the history of some of these houses, the lives and achievements of some of the individuals and families who lived in them, and their impact on the history of the country or the county.

Course aim

To introduce students to the history of some of the historic houses in the county, and the families and individuals who lived in them.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • The course is for people interested in the history of Kent who would like to extend their knowledge of this aspect.

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

  • Briefly describe the history of the selected houses
  • Name the principal families associated with the houses
  • Describe the achievements of individuals associated with the houses and their impact on national or local life.

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?

  • 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
  • Students are encouraged to ask questions and to participate in discussion to check their understanding and to expand their knowledge of the topics studied. Feedback will be informal and delivered as part of the discussion process.

What else do I need to know?

  • Students who wish to take notes will need to bring suitable writing materials.

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
  • Students may wish to visit the places discussed, where possible, or to undertake further reading or research into the houses and families, or the history of Kent

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Kent Houses and their Families

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
  • 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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