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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.

A Beginners' Introduction to Handwriting 1550-1700 View details

This course, led by Dr Charlotte Berry, will explore the history of handwriting between 1550-1700, as well as covering key skills and strategies in tackling original texts from this period. Practical hands-on sessions are included which will give you the opportunity to start reading example texts. This course follows on from the Introduction to Paleography spring workshop.

A Beginners Introduction to Poetry Appreciation View details

What's all the fuss about poetry? Why is it so hard to understand? This short course offers a beginner's guide to poetry appreciation including reading a variety of poems together and sharing ideas.

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 Healthy New Me - Pathways View details

A course to help you to rethink your lifestyle, identify areas to change & make a personal plan for a calmer life.

A Healthy New Me - Pathways View details

A course to help you to rethink your lifestyle, identify areas to change & make a personal plan for a calmer life.

A Healthy New Me - Pathways View details

A course to help you to rethink your lifestyle, identify areas to change & make a personal plan for a calmer life.

A Healthy New Me - Pathways View details

A course to help you to rethink your lifestyle, identify areas to change & make a personal plan for a calmer life.

A healthy new me taster Pathways View details

Take a moment to reflect on the balance of your bodies, identify areas of harmony and take simple steps towards a healthier new you. Give yourself the opportunity to address simple and effective habits that can support your physical and mental wellbeing, while gaining an insight in to what you can practice on an individual basis to develop your own daily practice(s).

A Russian Journey: An introduction to Russia, the land, its people and culture. View details

This course is an introduction to Russia, the land, its people and culture. We shall look at topics such as geography, history, art, music, language and religion, all in a historical context.