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We offer an exceptional range of history and culture courses, including; family history and genealogy, art and music appreciation, literature, architecture, religion and philosophy. Our tutors are experts both in their subjects and in drawing parallels with our lives today. Our history and culture classes are active, and you will have opportunities to get involved and develop your research skills. We also offer trips and day schools. (See also – languages and writing)

20th Century Art Movements View details

The 20th century saw a proliferation of new art movements, many of which still have the power to shock and provoke today. Explore the development of art movements such as Cubism and Fauvism, Abstract Expressionism, Surrealism and Pop Art through close study of the artists and the works that shaped the 20th century.

A History of Sheffield Parks and Woodlands View details

Brian Holmshaw is leading a second series of short summer walks for the WEA called A History of Sheffield Parks and Woodlands. It will suit beginners and people building on existing knowledge. The five sessions will each investigate a different park or wood in the city through site visit. Tuesday afternoons, 2.00-4.00pm for 5 weeks from 4 June to 2 July 2018 with the first session being held at Abbeyfield Park House, 187 Burngreave Rd, Sheffield S3 9DL. Book on http://www.wea.org.uk/find-course or email brian.holmshaw@btinternet.com for course content.

A History of Sheffield Parks and Woodlands View details

Brian Holmshaw is leading a second series of short summer walks for the WEA called A History of Sheffield Parks and Woodlands. It will suit beginners and people building on existing knowledge. The five sessions will each investigate a different park or wood in the city through site visit. Thursday evening, 18.00-20.00 for 5 weeks from 6 June to 4 July 2018 with the first session being held at Abbeyfield Park House, 187 Burngreave Rd, Sheffield S3 9DL. Book on http://www.wea.org.uk/find-course or email brian.holmshaw@btinternet.com for course content.

Age of Romanticism: History, Art & Culture 1780 - 1830 View details

This thematically led course considers key examples of arts and culture in the 18th century. Taking as a connecting theme the styles of the Romantic period, we will explore Europe's cultural landscape. Sessions will include Napoleonic France, English landscape painters, and romanticism in literature.

Age of Romanticism: History, Art & Culture 1780 - 1830 View details

This thematically led course considers key examples of arts and culture in the early 19th century. Taking as a connecting theme the styles of the Romantic period, we will explore Europe's cultural landscape. Sessions will include Napoleonic France, English landscape painters, and romanticism in literature.

Age of Romanticism:  History, Art and Culture 1780 – 1830 View details

This thematically led course considers key examples of arts and culture in the 18th century. Taking as a connecting theme the styles of the Romantic period, we will explore Europe's cultural landscape. Sessions will include Napoleonic France, English landscape painters, and romanticism in literature.

American Art of 18th,19th and 20th Centuries View details

This is a History of Art Course that will follow the development of American art during the 18th century, during the 19th century and the 20th century. We will discuss who were the painters and sculptors of this period of America. Who were their influences and whom did they influence. Was there particular American flavour in their art. Did they capture a society or landscape unique to America. Come and find out !

Archaeology - Castles and Monasteries View details

When we think about medieval life we usually imagine Castles and Monasteries. So how do archaeologists think about these iconic buildings? This is an opportunity to join an enthusiastic and welcoming learning group who are keen to learn more. We will look at the way that the great buildings we see today grew from much more humble beginnings. We will look at the way that space is used making some parts of the buildings accessible and other parts very restricted. We will look at the ways that Castles grew as the Lords of the land learned from their experiences on campaigns abroad and at home, where Castles really about defence or domination? We will look at the way that monasteries changed from small inward-looking places for contemplation to open airy places for worshipping God and writing documents. Both Castles and Monasteries were also centres for businesses, homes to lords of many manors. Lastly, this is a chance to get together and enjoy your learning experience.

Archaeology: "Travelling through the Past" View details

This course will look at the physical remains of transport in North West England from Roman roads to 20th century airports. It will use some if the latest archaeological research in the region on the subject from late medieval railways in Cumbria mines to the qorld's first cinduatrial.canal and intercity railway. Topics covered will include: Roman roads and harbours; medieval ports and harbours; packhorse routes and saltways; turnpikes; river navigations; canals & ports; railways, tramways; and airports

Art and Architecture of Bristol View details

Bristol was once one of the great ports of Europe and the wealth that was accumulated was often spent on fine buildings. The city is rich in medieval architecture including two of the best late gothic churches – St Augustine’s and St Mary Redcliffe. There are also some fine examples of buildings associated with the port, from merchants’ houses to the villas built in Clifton in the eighteenth century. Bristol School painters recorded not just the dramatic landscape such as the Avon Gorge but also the social life of the town in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. They are well represented in the City Museum and Art Gallery as part of a notable collection. By the nineteenth century the port was in decline but new building types arose and Bristol continued its role as a cultural and educational centre. We will examine these different aspects through the art and architecture still to be found in the city.