Day School: Extracts from Essex History

Ref: C2226981

Essex has always been so much more than any TV programme associated with brashness and materialism! It has a very rich and diverse history, including involvement in important national events. During the course, we will look at some facts about its beautiful country houses and gardens, its involvement with royalty, local events of note, and some of the interesting personalities who qualified as “Essex men and women". Some Essex inhabitants have helped to change history in surprising ways.

Additional information about this course

This course ends at 4pm. There is a 30 mins break in the morning, a lunch break of 1.5 hours and a 15 mins break in the afternoon.

Course aim

To investigate some of the rich history of Essex, and to uncover some less well known aspects.

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:

  • Recall some facts about the history of one or more Essex country houses
  • Participate in discussion on aspects of the social, economic and cultural history of Essex.
  • Identify the impact that some individuals have made on the life of the county – and on important national events.

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
  • 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
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

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Day School: Extracts from Essex History

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

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