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An Introduction to Antiques, Vintage and Collectables View details

Professional auctioneer, Stephen Poulter, reveals how the world of antiques, vintage items and collectables really works and shows how easy it is for anyone to start buying or collecting in these areas. We will explore the many different categories and periods of antique and vintage items which can be purchased from auctions, antiques markets, car boot sales and online. The advantages and disadvantages of purchasing in each marketplace will be assessed, along the comparative costs of each. Students will acquire techniques for researching, identifying and valuing a whole range of antiques, vintage items and collectables.

An Introduction to Japanese Art View details

Japanese culture has developed through the assimilation of foreign influences and has often proved to be a curious mix of the old and new. This course will examine Japanese art using historical, social, cultural and aesthetic contexts, highlighting the main characteristics.

An Introduction to Media Studies View details

A fascinating and modern subject, it is one of the most influential products of the 21st century. By examining the relevance it has on our society, culture and economic environment we will have a greater understanding of the role it plays in our lives. The course will enable students to understand the how’s and why media institutions operate as they do. It will look at the representation or exclusion of some issues by the media, the role of new technologies and the opportunities and challenges offered. The course will explore the central role of the media in our everyday lives and challenges the common sense assumptions that surround it.

An Introduction To Mindfulness View details

This is a three hour session providing an Introduction to Mindfullness and its benefits and how it may be used by individuals.

An Introduction To Mindfulness View details

This is a three hour session providing an Introduction to Mindfullness and its benefits and how it may be used by individuals.

An Introduction To Mindfulness View details

This is a three hour session providing an Introduction to Mindfullness and its benefits and how it may be used by individuals.

An introduction to researching your Family History - Older and Wiser project View details

This short course will provide you with a volunteer 'buddy' who will start your family history for you then help you to record your memories onto the latest technology programme to produce a basic family history that will incorporate your memories, stories, and photos alongside official records and significant historical events. You will make new friends, be amazed at what can be done today, amaze others with your memories, stories and photographs and have a lot of fun as a bonus. All the volunteers have learned their skills over the last year or so and are active, keen and skilled amateur genealogists in their own right. The course is led by a professional historian and genealogist who is devoted to revealing the real histories of we ordinary folk while developing a method that provide a lot of fun on route.

An Introduction to Social Media View details

Explore the range of the main social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Whatsapp & Skype. Discover which is the best to suit your needs, how they work, how to upload and share content such as photos and videos, how to add contacts and followers & how to sign up. Suitable for individuals and community groups.

An Introduction to Social Media View details

Explore the range of the main social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Whatsapp & Skype. Discover which is the best to suit your needs, how they work, how to upload and share content such as photos and videos, how to add contacts and followers & how to sign up. Suitable for individuals and community groups.

Ancient Egypt - Religion and Kingship View details

The course will concentrate on the religious beliefs and funerary practices of the ancient Egyptians. We will discuss the gods and their myths, the temples where they were worshipped, the ritual, which maintained them. Private religion and the role of magic will also be considered. The sessions will be illustrated by powerpoint presentations and the students will be asked to find some aspects on the internet or in their library.

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