WEA Norwich Courses

Learning with the WEA is exciting and rewarding, whatever your interest or level.  Our courses are informal and friendly, everyone is welcome and your views and experience will be valued, whatever course you choose. There are no tests or exams and you don’t need previous knowledge of the subject, so there’s no pressure to achieve a particular standard – just the pleasure of increasing your knowledge and experience, and the opportunity to meet new people

We offer courses in the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms, most can be booked on line.

Autumn Term 2020

This course offers an introduction to the vibrant drama of the Medieval period and early sixteenth century. Starting with the Mystery Cycles of the northern cities, it then focuses on the drama of East Anglia, which was very different but just as fascinating and spectacular.

Go to National WEA website – www.wea.org.uk – for details of this course, on-line enrolment and fee information

This information available from 13 July for WEA members and from 20 July for other Norfolk based students

 

Course ID: C2227533
Tutor: Kate Jewell
Dates: 8 weeks starting Monday 14 September
Times: 1.00 pm - 2.30 pm
Venue: on-line   Venue details
Fee:t.b.c

This monthly POETRY CLUB offers an opportunity for anyone who enjoys poetry to share their favourite works in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Join us online in the comfort of your own home, read out a poem which you like, tell us why it is of significance to you and anything you know about the author so the others in the group can give their reactions and comments. Refreshments are not provided but you are, of course, welcome to bring along your own. We prefer those attending these sessions to contribute poetry written by other people rather than their own work, as this is not intended as a creative writing session for budding poets.

Meets on-line on  14 September, 12 October, 9 November, 7 December

Course ID: C2227536
Tutor: Stephen Poulter
Dates: Monday 14 September
Times: 5.00 pm - 6.30 pm
Venue: on-line   Venue details
Fee:t.b.c.
Notes:Note This is a monthly meeting

When we think of the Romantic poets six male names spring to mind – Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Shelley, Byron and Keats and most of us can probably recite one or two lines, if not an entire poem that sprung from the pens of these inimitable poets. Yet are we as familiar with the many female poets who were publishing at the same time? In this course we will examine an alternative group of poets and writers, a female ‘Big Six’ if you like, consisting of Felicia Dorothea Hemans, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Charlotte Turner Smith, Mary Robinson, Hannah More and Dorothy Wordsworth.  Through shared reading and discussions of some of the poems written by these women we will investigate how they engaged with themes such as the Romantic era’s concern with social outsiders and individual freedom; the re-evaluation of nature; the developments in scientific knowledge; and their concern for social justice.

Course ID: C2227537
Tutor: Theresa Miller
Dates: 5 weeks starting Friday 18 September
Times: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Venue: on-line   Venue details
Fee:t.b.c.

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Go to National WEA website – www.wea.org.uk – for details of this course, on-line enrolment and fee information

This information available from 13 July for WEA members and from 20 July for other Norfolk based students

 

 

Course ID: C2227532
Tutor: Kajsa Berg
Dates: 10 weeks starting Tuesday 22 September
Times: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Venue: on-line   Venue details
Fee:t.b.c.

No information available at the moment

Go to National WEA website – www.wea.org.uk – for details of this course, on-line enrolment and fee information

This information available from 13 July for WEA members and from 20 July for other Norfolk based students

 

Course ID: C2227521
Tutor: Graham Platts
Dates: 10 weeks starting Wednesday 23 September
Times: 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Venue: on-line   Venue details
Fee:t.b.c

Details to follow

Go to National WEA website – www.wea.org.uk – for details of this course, on-line enrolment and fee information

This information available from 13 July for WEA members and from 20 July for other Norfolk based students

 

Course ID: C2227489
Tutor: Chad Goodwin
Dates: 8 weeks starting Wednesday 23 September
Times: 11.00 am - 12.30 pm
Venue: on-line   Venue details
Fee:t.b.c.

This course will reveal the research process our tutor followed when uncovering the 350 year old story of his cottage in Norfolk. As well as recounting the tales of previous owners and residents, Stephen will outline the procedures and resources involved in investigating the background of any historic property using online and archive sources. There will also be an opportunity to learn how to read and interpret copies of original historical documents, deeds and census reports to assist anyone who wishes to set out on their own journey of historical discovery.

Go to National WEA website – www.wea.org.uk – for details of this course, on-line enrolment and fee information

This information available from 13 July for WEA members and from 20 July for other Norfolk based students

 

Course ID: C2227535
Tutor: Stephen Poulter
Dates: 8 weeks starting Thursday 24 September
Times: 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Venue: on-line   Venue details
Fee:t.b.c

Details to follow

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This information available from 13 July for WEA members and from 20 July for other Norfolk based students

 

Course ID: C2227490
Tutor: Chad Goodwin
Dates: 3 weeks starting Tuesday 06 October
Times: 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Venue: on-line   Venue details
Fee:t.b.c
Notes:Note: this is a three week course

A look at how British comedy evolved from early slapstick films, via music hall comedians to the Oxbridge satire and surrealism of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore and the Pythons, finishing with the modern -day romantic comedies of Richard Curtis.  Promises to be funny.

Go to National WEA website – www.wea.org.uk – for details of this course, on-line enrolment and fee information

This information available from 13 July for WEA members and from 20 July for other Norfolk based students

 

Course ID: C2227534
Tutor: Nigel Herwin
Dates: 5 weeks starting Wednesday 04 November
Times: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Venue: on-line   Venue details
Fee:t.b.c

Details to follow

Go to National WEA website – www.wea.org.uk – for details of this course, on-line enrolment and fee information

This information available from 13 July for WEA members and from 20 July for other Norfolk based students

 

Course ID: C2227492
Tutor: Chad Goodwin
Dates: 3 weeks starting Tuesday 10 November
Times: 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Venue: on-line   Venue details
Fee:t.b.c
Notes:Note: this is a three week course

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