Day School: the life and Art of william Morris: Designer, Poet, Radical

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We shall follow his life through Oxford University, his friendships with the Pre-Raphaelite artists, his poetry, his brilliance as a decorative artist and designer, his ideas on art, his growing political radicalism, and the utopianism of his fantasy News from Nowhere.

Additional information about this course

Session 1:10:00am -11:00am Coffee Break: 11:00am - 12:20am Session 2 11:20am - 12:20pm Lunch Break: 12:20pm - 1:40pm Session 3: 1:40pm - 2:40pm Tea Break: 2:40pm - 3:00pm Session: 3:00pm - 4:00pm If possible, read William Morris, Selected Writings and Designs, edited by Asa Briggs, published by Penguin before the day school To pre book lunch please call the Regional Office on: 01223417320

Course aim

This day school will examine the life and work of one of the most attractive and original of Victorians, the designer and political radical William Morris.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • record the life of William Morris and assess his legacy.
  • evaluate Victorian art and design by studying Morris’s life and example.
  • describe the Arts and Craft movement of which Morris was a pioneer.
  • describe the growth of radical liberalism and socialism in late-Victorian Britain by examining political biography.
  • discuss the social and political functions of the genre of utopian fiction represented by Morris’s famous work, News from Nowhere.

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

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
  • If possible, read William Morris, Selected Writings and Designs, edited by Asa Briggs, published by Penguin before the day school

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Day School: the life and Art of william Morris: Designer, Poet, Radical

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Due to face to face teaching being suspended unfortunately this course is not currently available for enrolment.

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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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