Branch Event: John Leland - A Traveller in Tudor England

Ref: C3744336

This is a story of people going about their daily lives under the shadow of imminent catastrophe. Towns, villages, industries, churches, monasteries - the whole medieval way of life was about to be dislocated by Henry V111's violent social revolution. We have the testimony of one man- John Leland, who rode around England at the last possible moment. His travel notes are a priceless survival and many of them relate to the Bucks/Oxon area. Much of what he saw can still be seen today and we will follow in this footsteps, with the aid of his own words, and vivid slides to show what remains of his world.

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by the Education Skills Funding Agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available - contact the Branch for further details.

Course aim

A record of life in early Tutor times with particular reference to Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Explore the travel notes of John Leland
  • Discover through slides, the remains of Leland's world in Oxon and Bucks
  • Identify the key aspects of tumult at this period

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

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
  • 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

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Branch Event: John Leland - A Traveller in Tudor England

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