Repairs, Restoration and Re-ordering - Norwich Cathedral since the 1800's

Ref: C2227163

Did you know there was a jail actually in the cathedral until the 1830s? How did a monument moved from one place to another get rebuilt incorrectly? How was it that the dean's wife created a stained glass window in 1780? Why did the roof of the cathedral catch fire when the plumbers went to lunch? Some people have the impression the the cathedral has been virtually unchanged since Norman times, aprt from the medieval gothic alterations, but this is far from the truth: every generation has its own ideas about what a cathedral is for, how it should be used, and how it should look. As well as the classroom learning we will probably visit the cathedral, if practical, one week towards the end of the course.

Course aim

To illustrate aspects of Norwich Cathedral that are little known about, using engravings, builders bills and diaries and other such sources. After the course students visiting the cathedral will see it in a different light.

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 aspects of a cathedral as a building.
  • Explain aspects of ecclesiastical history.
  • Describe the use of documentary sources.

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
  • The WEA tutor will present a quantity of visual material on the screen to illustrate what he is talking about. However, this will not simply be a lecture, and active participation and discussion will be encouraged.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

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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Repairs, Restoration and Re-ordering - Norwich Cathedral since the 1800's

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