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A Career in Care View details

On the course you will explore the range of service and job roles available in the adult care sector; develop knowledge of the skills and attributes essential to working in the field and develop an awareness of the legislation, principles and values that underpin the profession.

A Century of Mainly British Building View details

You will read plans, elevations and photographs of buildings, learning their particular language. You will take a long view of un-noticed, possibly hum drum or even “hideous” structures; in order to re- evaluate them and put them in a wider context. The course will be split into 3 time phases; pre World War 2, 1940 - 1980, and contemporary building. You will look at middle class houses, housing, institutional architecture and the workplace. Lastly you will turn our attention to the buildings you are learning in and see where they fit in.

A Day of Mixed Media Landscapes View details

A Day of Mixed Media - an opportunity to explore and experiment with different media and how they work together. We will, for example, use collage, printing, paints, ink, pastels, charcoal, photocopies in various combinations. Over the day we will aim to complete a piece of work based on landscape, looking at and discussing artists' work for inspiration.

A History of Ideas View details

This ten week course identifies ten important ideas that shaped human development. Where do these ideas come from and where does the actual word originate from that describes the ideas. The ten ideas are: Renaissance, Reformation, Enlightenment, Industrialization, ideologies, Feminism, Darwinism, environmentalism, postmodernism, Islam. What has been the impact upon society from these ideas.

A History of Ideas View details

This ten week course identifies ten important ideas that shaped human development. Where do these ideas come from and where does the actual word originate from that describes the ideas. The ten ideas are: Renaissance, Reformation, Enlightenment, Industrialization, ideologies, Feminism, Darwinism, environmentalism, postmodernism, Islam. What has been the impact upon society from these ideas.

A History of Ideas View details

It is a multidisciplinary course, drawing on ideas from religion, philosophy, art, music and literature. Each session will focus on a text and we will discuss the impact of its key ideas. Ideas include: Greek tragedy; the development of money; the Reformation; the Rights of Man (sic); literature for children; nationalism; modernism.

A History of India View details

The course will begin by looking closely at the decline of the Gupta Empire, and reasons for its collapse. We will go on to consider the parallel importance of the northern "White" Huns throughout this period, and their effect upon native Indian culture. We will go on to consider the emergence of Harsha of Kannauj, and the creation of his empire by the early 7th century AD. We will analyse the character of the other regional kingdoms across India by the same period, including the Chalukyas of the Deccan, the Gauda kingdom of Bengal and its Pala successors, as well as the Pallavas, Pandyas and the Cholas from farther south. We will consequently consider why no dynasty was able to create a single hegemony across the subcontinent. We will go on to look at the later evolution of the caste system, the continued growth of urbanisation and temple patronage as well as a sustained cultural Indian influence across the wider region of south-east Asia.

A History of Opposition to Fascism View details

By studying the history of opposition to fascist movements in Britain this course will inform discussions of the movements opposing racism and fascism across Europe today

A History of Sheffield Parks and Woodlands View details

Brian Holmshaw is leading a class for the WEA called A History of Sheffield Parks and Woodlands. It will suit beginners and people building on existing knowledge. The first session will use images, maps and documents from a range of time periods to set the scene on the history and development of Sheffield's parks, woodlands and open spaces. The following five sessions will each investigate a different park or wood in the city through site visit. Tuesday afternoons, 2.00-4.00pm for 6 weeks from 12 June to 17 July 2018 with the first session being held at Firth Park Bowling Pavilion, 420 Firth Park Rd, Sheffield S5 6HH. Book on http://www.wea.org.uk/find-course or email brian.holmshaw@btinternet.com for course content.

A History of the Railways View details

Arguably the advent of rail transport brought about the biggest change in the way of life in Gt Britain during the 19th century. In its wake came standardised time, holidays and a realisation by the ordinary people that there really was a different life over the next hill. It also brought financial skulduggery and power hungry despots. This course will look at the political and financial implications of railways to Nationalisation while reviewing the men who were intimately concerned with the growth of this pivotal change in Gt Britain.