Course title:
Eerie, East Anglia: Local Tales of Weirdness
Tutor:
Nigel Herwin
Course ID:
C2228557
Start date:
23/02/2022
End date:
23/03/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Wed 23 Feb 2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM 2
Wed 02 Mar 2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM 2
Wed 09 Mar 2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM 2
Wed 16 Mar 2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM 2
Wed 23 Mar 2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 5
Total number of classroom hours: 10
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 10
Date
Wed 23 Feb 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 02 Mar 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 09 Mar 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 16 Mar 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 23 Mar 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
5
Total number of classroom hours:
10
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
10
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Kings Centre
King Street
Norwich
NR1 1PH
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£45.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners
This course is for improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners
This course is for improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Nothing is needed, just curiosity!
Course aim:
To introduce some of the strangest stories from East Anglian history and folklore while attempting to find the truth behind these tales.
Course description:
The eastern counties have a rich and colourful history of very strange tales. For instance, does a phantom black dog haunt the coastlines and countryside? Did this same dog attack Bungay church in 1577? Centuries earlier, did green children from a subterranean world visit the Suffolk village of Woolpit? More recently, why did the owls of Swaffham suddenly start to glow in the dark? And does the ghost of a monk haunt the stage of the Maddermarket Theatre? There are plenty more apparitions of ghosts, plus numerous tales of giants, rains of fish and periwinkles and other assorted unidentified flying objects. This course will explore the most intriguing of these stories: the strangest, the spookiest and the just plain daft. It will attempt to separate the folklore from fact while trying to get to the truth of what really happened. As the phrase goes: the truth is out there…
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. To describe the strangest stories from East Anglian history and folklore.
2. Evaluate the credibility of these stories.
3. Analyse the cases by using psychology.
4. Analyse the stories by using sociology and contemporary history.
5. Question the limits of human knowledge.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

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What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

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