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A Story of Drifting Continents View details

Classic continental drift theory suggested that clues to the Earth's past lay on its ocean floors, a thought that has now been expanded and refined into our current global tectonic theories. We will highlight how these important continental movements controlled the early seas that once covered Herefordshire and were responsible for the formation of past mountain ranges all of which will act as a backdrop to the rocks, fossils and familiar landscapes of the Marches.

A Summer’s Morning in the Company of Two Very Interesting Greek Chaps View details

The course will focus on ideas by two important philosophers from Ancient Greece: Plato and Aristotle. We will read a short extract from Plato's Republic and discuss his famous metaphor of the Cave; and we will discuss Aristotle's conception of tragedy - making for an entertaining, enjoyable and intellectually stimulating morning.

A taste of everything – Pathways taster View details

To take part in a healthy practical cookery session

A Taste of Psychology View details

To gain some knowledge and understanding of this fascinating subject, each session will cover a particular issue or topic e.g. Personality – different traits and types, how they interact. Opportunity to discretely identify your own personality type. Group Behaviour – Why do many people behave differently in a group situation to how they would on their own? How vulnerable are we to suggestion and group pressure? Communication – ‘Transactional Analysis’ – what makes some communication confrontational? Attraction – Why are some people attracted to each other as friends or romantically, and others not? Is there subconscious logic at work? What factors have psychologists identified? We will discuss the relevance of psychology to everyday life – helping us to understand ourselves and others better. Depending on interest we may also look at child development, gender, prejudice and aggression.

A Taste of Sociology View details

This short one-term course probes beneath the surface of our everyday life and asks 'Why ?'. It looks at the pieces that make up our society, and at how and why they fit together. It compares and assesses different views on society and social problems. Sociology has been called ‘the Psychology of Society’, and the 2 subjects are closely linked. Topics to be looked at include the Family, Education system, Church, the Media, Work, Unemployment, Leisure, Crime, Prejudice, Social Class, Wealth, Poverty and Social benefits. We will look at each of these from the different classic sociological perspectives.

Abbeydale Writers View details

Content will be flexible covering Form, Expression, Characterisation, Plot, etc. depending on the needs of each individual learner. Learners will share their work with the group, and the tutor will provide examples of published writing to support the work being done, where necessary.

Acapella Singing for Women: Harmony and Health View details

This course aims to help you enjoy singing with others and to feel the health benefits of singing. You do not have to be a music reader or be able to sing solo.A range of songs will be taught by ear - rounds , polyphony and harmony songs from around the world. You'll learn about different cultures and song traditions and there will be an opportunity to sing together in a different environment each term - so far we have sung in a hospital ward, a shopping centre and a 6th century church crypt...Come along and learn about singing mindfully, how to use your whole body to sing and how to sing in parts. Its fun, its healthy and its addictive.

Acrylic & Watercolour Landscapes View details

The tutor will demonstrate various aspects of painting, covering areas such as skies, trees, water and more with development of tone, form and colour mixing. With 1 to 1 tuition from the tutor the student can build up their own version. Mediums used will be watercolour and acrylic. Developing ones own painting is very much encouraged. As the course progresses, personal feelings about the landscape around you will develop, you will see the world around you differently. This spark inside of you that makes you want to paint, will be kindled and, meeting each week with others who also have this spark, it will develop with friendships and your art will grow. Tutor comment ; 'Many,many years ago a tutor told me I had a gift, an extraordinary compliment. Over the years I have had real pleasure from helping others and I also like to think that I am repaying my tutor for seeing this spark in me'. You can see our tutors own paintings on www.joehush.co.uk

Acrylic Art Day - Paint Like Monet View details

This day school will take you through Monet's methodology, looking at brush strokes, broken colour, composition and colour. Your tutor will take through a Monet painting in a step by step approach. If there is time, you will be putting this into practice in your own individual work.

Acrylic landscapes View details

The tutor will demonstrate various aspects of painting, covering areas such as skies, trees, water and more with development of tone, form and colour mixing. With 1 to 1 tuition from the tutor the student can build up their own version. Medium used will be acrylic. Developing ones own painting is very much encouraged. As the course progresses, personal feelings about the landscape around you will develop, you will see the world around you differently. This spark inside of you that makes you want to paint, will be kindled and, meeting each week with others who also have this spark, it will develop with friendships and your art will grow. Tutor comment ; 'Many,many years ago a tutor told me I had a gift, an extraordinary compliment. Over the years I have had real pleasure from helping others and I also like to think that I am repaying my tutor for seeing this spark in me'. You can see our tutors own paintings on www.joehush.co.uk