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Black History View details

This course will cover topics such as the ethnicity of the Ancient Egyptians, the Golden age of the Swahili and ancient East Africa, and where in Africa do we all originate from. We will explore the wonders of ancient Ethiopia and its culture, and look at the 3 largest kingdoms of ancient West Africa. We will look at the contribution of women from ancient times to the present in roles such as rulers, warriors, revolutionaries and inventors. We also have features on ancient and pre-colonial South Africa and explore some of the art and culture of some of the ancient kingdoms of Nigeria. We will look at aspects of the Black African/Caribbean experience from a Sociological and Psychological perspective, with a section on how African people are represented (or mis-represented) in various forms of media. We will also look at African contributions to literature, and look at aspects of the philosophies of some of our greatest leaders.

Black History View details

This second part of the course will further look at the contribution of women from ancient times to the present in roles such as rulers, warriors, revolutionaries and inventors. We also have features on ancient and pre-colonial South Africa and explore some of the art and culture of some of the ancient kingdoms of Nigeria. We will look at aspects of the Black African/Caribbean experience from a Sociological and Psychological perspective, with a section on how African people are represented (or mis-represented) in various forms of media. We will also look at African contributions to literature, and look at aspects of the philosophies of some of our greatest leaders, including a special feature on the Black Panthers .

Botanical Illustration: Summer View details

Using the wide-ranging possibilities of the rich variety of plants and flowers that are available during the Summer, this course will record the Natural World in observed detail and produce watercolour studies of great beauty and intensity. No Sessions 07 & 28/05/2018

Brain and Body Gym View details

This session will include exercise and activities to music and a sing along. Participating will help improve flexibility, increase circulation and enhance general brain-body health and well-being. The activities will be chair based.

Brain and Body Gym View details

This session will include exercise and activities to music and a sing along. Participating will help improve flexibility, increase circulation and enhance general brain-body health and well-being. The activities will be chair based.

Branch Event: Faberge View details

Branch Event revealing Faberge's achievements and influence. Students will complete a hands-on project using Faberge's ideas.

Branch Event: Opening up the Vote to All View details

Bridges to Learning Assertiveness and Confidence Building View details

The course is designed as a workshop and provides people with the main tools that underpin being assertive and self confident. It focuses on techniques to identify the difference between aggressive and assertive behaviours and language. Students are introduced to the importance of courtesy and respect for oneself and others as well as awareness of body language, 'self coaching' and scenarios where being assertive makes a positive difference. Students are expected to get engaged.

Bridges to Learning Introduction to British Sign Language View details

• Who wish to acquire basis language skills to allow communication with Deaf people • Who are already in employment. • Who wish to continue language learning in addition to their normal studies. • Who wish to progress to more advanced at a later date. • Who are studying for personal development in the wider sense of “life long learning”.

Bridges to Learning Minute Taking View details

This is a course aimed at beginners and improvers who want to thoroughly understand the rationale behind minute taking including their different legal and audit purposes and different styles and approaches. It also helps people benchmark their practice and gives tips on improvement. The course focuses on the active role of the minute taker. It is an opportunity for people to share experience and prepare to deal with common problems.

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