Some Remarkable Norfolk Personalities

Ref: C2226759

The personalities and lives of Herbert de Losinga, Julian of Norwich, Margaret Paston and family, Thomas Bilney, Robert Kett, Amelia Opie, Elizabeth Fry, Harriet Martineau, J.J.Colman and Dorothy Jewson; and their involvement in the social, religious, economic and political issues and events of their times, ranging from the Norman Conquest, the religious and secular life in Medieval times and the Wars of the Roses, the Reformation, the Industrial and French Revolutions, through to the radical liberal, socialist and feminist movements of the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

Additional information about this course

Half term break on 17/02/2020

Course aim

To provide an introduction to and stimulate interest in a number of Norfolk personalities and in the issues and events nationally and locally with which they interact

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Identify and feel I have a general knowledge of a range of historical Norfolk personalities from the 11th to the 20th centuries
  • Examine the personalities studied in the context of the issues and events of their times
  • Discuss how the study of history can enhance the understanding of ourselves and our own times

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?

  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

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Some Remarkable Norfolk Personalities

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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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