Course title:
How to Read Old Documents- Term 4
Tutor:
Kate Jewell
Course ID:
C2228610
Start date:
11/05/2022
End date:
06/07/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Wed 11 May 2022 14:30 PM - 16:00 PM 1.5
Wed 18 May 2022 14:30 PM - 16:00 PM 1.5
Wed 25 May 2022 14:30 PM - 16:00 PM 1.5
Wed 08 Jun 2022 14:30 PM - 16:00 PM 1.5
Wed 15 Jun 2022 14:30 PM - 16:00 PM 1.5
Wed 22 Jun 2022 14:30 PM - 16:00 PM 1.5
Wed 29 Jun 2022 14:30 PM - 16:00 PM 1.5
Wed 06 Jul 2022 14:30 PM - 16:00 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 8
Total number of classroom hours: 12
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 12
Date
Wed 11 May 2022
Times
14:30 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 18 May 2022
Times
14:30 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 25 May 2022
Times
14:30 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 08 Jun 2022
Times
14:30 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 15 Jun 2022
Times
14:30 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 22 Jun 2022
Times
14:30 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 29 Jun 2022
Times
14:30 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 06 Jul 2022
Times
14:30 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Total sessions:
8
Total number of classroom hours:
12
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
12
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
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
£38.40 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 improvers
Other

This course is aimed at students who have followed the previous three terms of the course. Newcomers are welcome but they will need extensive experience of reading old documents written in English.

This course is for improvers
Other

This course is aimed at students who have followed the previous three terms of the course. Newcomers are welcome but they will need extensive experience of reading old documents written in English.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
You may like to have note-making equipment available to you in each session.
Course aim:
This course revises the skills needed to read documents written in English during the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries. It also provides a workshop for students to discuss documents they are using for their own genealogical and local research.
Course description:
This course is a continuation of the course of the Spring Term 2021 in which students became more experienced in their reading of a variety of documents written in English during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. . During the course we will revise the skills which were covered in the previous terms as well as recapping on the documents which we explored, thinking about their heavy abbreviation, unconventional spelling and difficult handwriting. This term has, more specifically, the aim of helping students transfer these skills to their own research. It is set up as a workshop in which students can discuss documents they are trying to use in their own research but which may be problematic and difficult to read. We will discuss these as a group- twelve pairs of eyes are always better than one!
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Identify several distinct classes of document written in English during the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries.
2. Decipher names, dates, numbers and standard phrases in these documents and be able to identify the more unusual phrases.
3. Apply palaeography skills from one class of document to another.
4. Apply palaeography skills to documents useful for personal research.
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.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk