Course title:
'You be the Judge' - A Study of 10 Famous Trials from British History 1500-2000
Tutor:
Peter Blood
Course ID:
C3746942
Start date:
13/01/2022
End date:
24/03/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Thu 13 Jan 2022 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 2
Thu 20 Jan 2022 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 2
Thu 27 Jan 2022 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 2
Thu 03 Feb 2022 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 2
Thu 10 Feb 2022 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 2
Thu 24 Feb 2022 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 2
Thu 03 Mar 2022 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 2
Thu 10 Mar 2022 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 2
Thu 17 Mar 2022 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 2
Thu 24 Mar 2022 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 2
Total sessions: 10
Total number of classroom hours: 20
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 20
Date
Thu 13 Jan 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 20 Jan 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 27 Jan 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 03 Feb 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 10 Feb 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 24 Feb 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 03 Mar 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 10 Mar 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 17 Mar 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 24 Mar 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
10
Total number of classroom hours:
20
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
20
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Camden Centre
Market Square
Royal Victoria Place
Tunbridge Wells
TN1 2SW
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:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£90.00 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 and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Although this course will be taught face-to-face, it will be very helpful if you have a computer with an internet connection, in order that you can do the recommended reading and research during and after the course.
Course aim:
In this course we will study the people, issues and outcomes in 10 famous trials from British history, with a view to understanding their political, social and legal significance.
Course description:
Every famous trial is a snapshot of history in the making. We see the cast of characters strutting on the stage that is the court room, acting out their roles against the backdrop of forces that are beyond their control - the letter of the law, the power of the state, the force of prejudice, the facts of the case. The particular outcome of the trial is their focus, but ours is more than that; why is this trial famous, how did it change things, what lessons does it teach us? For added excitement, the names of the trials we will be studying will not be disclosed in advance.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. describe in outline the facts of at least 6 of the trials studied in this course.
2. identify at least 1 factor (other than the evidence presented in court) that had a significant effect on the outcome of those 6 trials.
3. explain at least 1 reason why each of those 6 trials is famous.
4. identify at least 1 lesson to be drawn from each of those 6 trials.
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

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Support

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 studentsupport@wea.org.uk. 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. https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/student-handbook

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For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/learningsupport

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