Britain from 55BC to AD1066

Ref: C3743945

This day school will examine the impact of Rome before and after the Conquest; discuss what lasting impact being part of the Roman Empire had; review the evidence of what happened in the so-called Dark Ages and whether a champion such as Arthur existed to resist the spread of the Anglo- Saxons; review the impact of the arrival of the Vikings and the lead up to the Norman invasion. Aside from lectures there will be ample opportunity to handle artifacts and a practical session on pottery identification.

Course aim

To demonstrate the impact that newcomers and invaders in the period between the Roman and Norman conquests had on the shaping of modern day Britain.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Recognise the cultural legacy left by the Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings on modern day Britain
  • Differentiate between prehistoric and Roman pottery
  • Identify settlement origins through the use of place names
  • Know the main archaeological sites associated with the period 55BC - AD1066

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

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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Britain from 55BC to AD1066

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