Those were the Days

Ref: C3676025

This course will provide a chance to reminisce about days gone by from: childhood memories, school days, work and careers, memorable life adventures, family and home life, the world of entertainment and famous moments in time. Everyone's life is unique and special and this course will give a voice to tell their life story, share life lessons and enjoy hearing about and relating to the life journey of others.

Course aim

To create a fun, friendly, and supportive environment where people can come together to share their life stories, reminisce about times and events from the past and also appreciate their life journeys and take pride in their life achievements.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for students who attend a specific centre only. For more information please call 0300 303 3464

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

  • Talk with greater confidence to others about my personal stories
  • Recall memories and information about the past
  • Work collaboratively with others in the group

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • You will be encouraged, on the odd occasion, to bring in your own items from home to help gnerate discussions. However, if it is not possible this will not negatively impact learning on the course.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could encourage the carrying out of further research into personal family history.

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Those were the Days


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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