Course title:
Literature: The World of Georgette Heyer - with Alison Warren
Alison Warren
Course ID:
Start date:
End date:
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Fri 15 Oct 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Fri 22 Oct 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Fri 29 Oct 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 3
Total number of classroom hours: 4.5
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 4.5
Fri 15 Oct 2021
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fri 22 Oct 2021
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fri 29 Oct 2021
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Total sessions:
Total number of classroom hours:
Independent online hours:
Total hours:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
£14.40 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 beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
No advance knowledge required. All materials will be provided - but if you want to find some Heyer novels, feel free!
Course aim:
An introduction to the life and work of one of the twentieth century's most popular and influential writers that no one but her fan base has heard of - the remarkable Georgette Heyer
Course description:
Before BRIDGERTON, there was Georgette Heyer. It was Heyer's novels, which set the template for the vast range of Regency romances, which fill our Kindles and bookshelves. Heyer loathed being thought of as a frothy, “feminine” writer and it is a shame that all too often she is labelled as one. She is shamefully, not celebrated, because she wrote about women in drawing rooms, not men at war. Heyer’s novels are delicious: meticulously researched, deftly plotted and hugely romantic, but never sentimental and very often funny. Also part of the Golden Age of detective fiction, we will look at her life; the worlds she created and read together some of her work.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Have an appreciation of the works of Georgette Heyer and possibly have added some of her books to my reading pile!
2. Consider the importance of research to the success of good historical fiction
3. Discuss pieces of prose with a critical eye
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.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit:

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit

Information and advice

For more information and advice about our courses phone our support team on 0300 303 3464 or email:


We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

You can also find out about what support is available through our Student Handbook. This highlights what you can expect from WEA and what we expect from you.

For information about course fees and financial support whilst you study visit

For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit

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

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website