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"Scandalous Women" - Famous British Women throughout History View details

The course will cover the lives and achievements of some remarkable women who played, for good or bad, a significant part in British history. They will be considered in their own right but will also be used to access the wider context.

"Scandalous Women" Famous British Women throughout History View details

The course will cover the lives and achievements of some remarkable women who played, for good or bad, a significant part in British history. They will be considered in their own right but will also be used to access the wider context. They will be approached chronologically.

"Well and Soundly Built" - The Burghill Mental Hospital View details

Marking the 150th anniversary of its foundation, this workshop considers the background and history of the Herefordshire County and City Asylum at Burghill. Using sources from the collections at HARC, the session will reflect on the changing perception of mental health provision and patients in the county from the 18th-20th centuries and the shift in emphasis from incarceration to care. Led by Rhys Griffith. To book please phone 01432 880545 or email herefordbranch@wea.org.uk

100 Years: Women Writing and Voting View details

This course explores the history of women getting the vote in 1918. It covers the main events of the Suffrage campaign, and lives of the main leaders who led the Suffragists and Suffragettes in the UK. There will be comparisons with the lives of women today from several different angles. Through written responses to the research and practical exercises we will create a performance to be presented in the Summer of 2018 at events in the West Midlands celebrating women getting the vote.

1066 and all that View details

This course will carefully examine the situation facing the rise of Harold Godwinson in 1066, and the pressures he faced upon his accession. We will go on to look at the rival claimants to the English throne, their motives and their manoeuvres. We will finally look in more detail at the circumstances surrounding the fateful battles of Fulford, Stamford Bridge and Hastings, and consider reasons for their outcomes and the kind of tactics used, before making a final analysis of the success of William the Conqueror and his achievement of the English throne by the end of the year.

1816: The Year without Summer View details

Lord Byron's poem 'Darkness' sums up this turbulent year, but 1816 also saw the writing of 'Frankenstein', Austen's 'Persuasion', and the first published poems of John Keats. Against a background of rain, storms, August frosts and devastating famine, these and other texts make the 202nd anniversary of our chosen year uniquely memorable.

1918 Poets, Writers and the End of the First World War View details

1918 meant the end of the First World War. This had an effect on the lives and literary output of writers and poets. The first part of the day is to look at how and why the First World War ended. Therefore the political and military events of 1918 will be investigated and form a framework for the next session. The second part of the workshop is to look at how the war and the events of 1918 affected writers and poets such as Vera Brittain, Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. There will be an opportunity to look at a range of poetry and writing. However the key issue is to understand how war both physically and psychologically affected individuals and therefore created a literary tradition all of its own because of the profound impact it had on some who took part.

5 Poets in 5 Weeks View details

Whether you feel nostalgic for poetry you loved at school, or have always wondered what other people see in poetry, this friendly, informal course could be for you. Our first session will explore the powerful works of Ted Hughes; then student choice will be a strong factor in determining our direction. Close reading and lively debate are guaranteed.

A Beginners Guide to Homeopathy View details

For anyone interested in alternative & holistic health & how to use homeopathic remedies in the home for acute problems. We will look at homeopathic philosophy & the history of the medicine as well as building up a homeopathic first aid kit.

A Beginners Guide to Sugarcraft View details

I will give full demonstrations and share with you my handy hints and tips with you. Under my close guidance, you will receive all the help you need create delicious treats at home for all the family to enjoy. The course will include an introduction to sugar craft and the tools and products you will require to create your work, we will then move on to a step-by-step demonstration on how to make a sugar and bow. Giving you the chance to create some lovely treats to take home. You will be decorating 6 of your homemade cupcakes, using some off the skills learnt and many more skills, including hand piping. You will explore model making with an animal of your choice. Perfect for use on celebration cakes. You will need to supply some equipment please check below.

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