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  AUTUMN TERM 29 September – 11 December 2014  

Half Term: week commencing 27 October 2014

Philosophy
Tutor: Paul Berlin
Mondays, 10.15am -11.45am. 9 weeks, 29 Sept - 01 Dec. Fee: £54.00
An invitation to philosophy in practice, and to thinking in action, often about topical issues. The course investigates ideas using the dialectical method and the techniques and concepts of critical-reflective thought, referring to the history of philosophy, and the work of distinguished philosophers past and present. No prior knowledge of Philosophy is required.

Literature: The Rise of the Detective Novel
Tutor: Carolyn King
Tuesdays, 10.15am -12.15pm. 10 weeks, 30th Sept - 9th Dec. Fee: £84.00 We will investigate the rise of the detective novel in the late 19th C as a development of the Victorian age and the ways in which the reader is encouraged, even manipulated to engage with the text in specific ways. Texts:
• Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White;
• Charles Dickens, The Mystery of Edwin Drood;
• Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of The Four.

The Arts and Crafts Movement
Tutor: Janet Sinclair
Wednesdays, 10.15am -12.15pm. 5 weeks, 01 Oct - 29 Oct. Fee: £40.00 This five week course will introduce the origins and practice of a nineteenth- century style founded on nature, morality and idealism. It encompasses objects from the
everyday to the luxurious: on a scale from architecture to jewellery; and influences our lives today.

Music: The Music of Italy
Tutor: Tom Harding
Wednesdays, 2.00pm - 4.00 pm. 10 weeks, 01 Oct - 10 Dec. Fee: £79.00 Post 16th Century Italian choral, grand operatic, instrumental and modern musical compositions will be played highlighting the rich tapestry of invention bequeathed to classical music lovers.

Film Studies: World Cinema
Tutor: Steve Richards
Wednesdays, 7.30pm – 9.30pm. 10 weeks, 01 Oct - 10 Dec. Fee: £84.00 This exciting course takes an in-depth look at world cinema. It explores classic films from around Europe and Asia as well as the fascinating cultures which created them. No prior knowledge is necessary and the focus is on accessibility and fun.

History: The Mediterranean Rim
Tutor: Roy Doughty
Thursdays, 10.15am -12.15 pm. 10 weeks, 02 Oct – 11 Dec. Fee: £84.00 The course will look at how the nation states that border the Mediterranean have developed over the centuries to attain the current balance of power. We will discuss the possible consequences of the Arab Spring and predictions of future economic and military development.

Day School: The Vikings
Tutor: Nick Griffiths
Saturday, 4 October 2014. 10.00am - 4.00pm. Fee: £24.00
Looks at four centuries in which the Vikings flourished - not just in their raids, but also their trading and voyages of discovery, and their cultures as seen through the Icelandic Sagas. Examines the activities of Swedish Vikings in the east, as well as those of their better known Danish and Norwegian counterparts in Britain..

Day School: Astronomy
Tutor: Guy Hurst
Thursday, 15 November 2014. 10.00am - 4.00pm. Fee: £24.00
We stroll the ever changing night sky for new stars, comets and meteors and learn the constellations using planispheres or computer tablets. The use of equipment will be discussed ranging from binoculars to cameras and access to robotic cameras via the internet.

SPRING TERM 12 January – 25 March 2015

Half Term: week commencing 16 February 2015

Philosophy Tutor: Paul Berlin.
Mondays, 10.15am -11.45am. 9 weeks. 12 Jan—16 March. Fee: £54.00 An invitation to philosophy in practice, and to thinking in action, often about topical issues. The course investigates ideas using the dialectical method and the techniques and concepts of critical-reflective thought, referring to the history of philosophy, and the work of distinguished philosophers past and present. No prior knowledge of Philosophy is required.

Art Appreciation: Masterpieces of German Painting and Printmaking
Tutor: David Westhead
Mondays, 10.15am – 12.15pm. 10 weeks, 12 Jan – 23 March. Fee: £84.00
We will study developments in German painting and printmaking from the fifteenth century to the twentieth century, analysing in some detail the works of Durer, Cranach, Holbein, David Caspar Friedrich, Franz Marc and Schmidt- Rottluff. We will trace the importance of printmaking in Germany from Schongauer in the fifteenth century to the woodcuts of the Die Brucke Group founded in 1905. Lesser known artists and printmakers will also be included.

Art Appreciation: Flemish Painting from Brughel to Van Dyke
Tutor: David Westhead
Mondays, 2.00pm – 4.00pm. 10 weeks, 12 Jan – 23 March. Fee: £84.00 Location: New Milton Memorial Centre
We will study in some detail the life and works of Pieter Bruegel, Jan Bruegel, Rubens, Jordens and Van Dyke - comparing their work with other European developments in painting. Patronage, social and political contexts, technical innovation and artistic legacy will be discussed. Individual works will be studied using  iconography  (understanding  subject  matter)  and  formalism  (the  painters’   language).

Literature: Jacobean Drama
Tutor: Carolyn King
Tuesdays, 10.15am -12.15pm. 10 weeks, 13 Jan – 24 March. Fee: £84.00 We will examine examples of a wide range of drama in the Jacobean age. We will look at how the conflict between Renaissance humanism and moral ambiguity is represented in the plays and the complex situation of the individual positioned within these intrigues. Texts may include Cyril Tourneur, The Revenger’s  Tragedy, John Webster, The White Devil, Thomas Middleton, The Changeling.

History: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire
Tutor: Roy Doughty
Thursdays, 10.15am -12.15pm. 7 weeks, 29 Jan – 19 March. Fee: £84.00 The  fascinating  story  of  the  USA’s  liberal  democracy  within  its  traditional   narrative history, dealing especially with its paradoxical actions following Independence in 1776 when it increasingly damned European global empires who provided their immigrants then in the 19th century built one of the greatest imperial empires the world has ever known.

Music: The Music of Great Britain
Tutor: Tom Harding
Wednesdays, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm. 6 weeks, 14 Jan – 18 March Fee: £48.00 Great Britain has given the world of classical music fine works to enjoy and we explore both popular and less well known compositions.

Day School: An Introduction to Ancient Egypt
Tutor: John Billman
Saturday, 24 January 10.00 am - 4.00pm. Fee: £24.00
The course will introduce the history, language, art and religion of ancient Egypt. Learners will discuss the pyramids, read royal names in Hieroglyphs and assess Egyptian art.

Day School: Political “Isms”
Tutor: Stephen Tansley
Saturday, 14 March 10.00 am - 4.00pm Fee: £24.00
Ideologies of the Right: Monarchism, Conservatism, Fascism and Neo- Liberalism.
Ideologies of the Left: Marxism, Anarchism, Democratic Socialism, Social Liberalism.

SUMMER TERM 29 April – 10 June 2015

Half Term: week commencing 25 May 2015

Music: The Music of Spain
Tutor: Tom Harding
Wednesdays, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm. 6 weeks, 29 April – 10 June Fee: £48.00
The Iberian Peninsular is rich in its often unique musical heritage with many exciting works for us to appreciate.

 
Classes held in Lymington Community Centre
and run by the:

Workers Educational Association
Branch contact: Paul Renton-Skinner
Telephone: 01590 682403 / Mobile 07773206799
paul@prskinner.plus.com
www.wea.org.uk/courses