Understanding archaeology: revealing the past – Spring 2016

Archaeology at CrossrailArchaeology in modern Britain has provided the general public with an ever more sophisticated understanding of the past. This course shows step by step how historically that understanding has developed and gives students a practical appreciation of how archaeology is undertaken on modern sites.

Tutor – Daryl Baxter
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1:15pm – 3:15pm, 11 meetings from 5 January 2016
Course Ref – C2335558

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

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The Roman Republic- Summer 2016

ColiseumThe Roman world is best recognised and understood in Britain from the remains of the Imperial era from the 1st Century AD onwards. Less well understood is the centuries of growth, strife and social upheaval that gave rise to the Imperial age and the rule of the Pax Romana. This course charts the rise and its corruption from the republican ideal to a monarchical empire.

Tutor – Daryl Baxter
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1:15pm – 3:15pm, 11 meetings from 12 April 2016
Course Ref – C2335559

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Exploring archaeology online – Stonehenge, Creswell Crags and beyond – Autumn 2015

StonehengeLearn about local and world-famous archaeological sites and prehistoric art from online resources. Follow presentations, demonstrations and hands-on exercises and find information on sites such as Stonehenge and Creswell Crags and make virtual visits to painted caves and monuments.

Tutor – Ulla Rajala
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Saturday 10:00am-2:30pm,  3 meetings from 3 October 2015
Course Ref – C2335280
Online enrolment is available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Women, slaves and gladiators: social exclusion in the classical world – Autumn 2015

Gladiator Mosaic at Kourion (II)The classical world has left a rich source of evidence for the activities of men – but women, children and slaves are described in generally negative legal and philosophical documents. Stone inscription, archaeology and private letters, show a different side to this world, colourful, cruel and dynamic. The role of all these excluded groups tells a remarkable story of human interaction and emancipation, often unexpected in ancient society.

Tutor – Daryl Baxter
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1:15pm-3:15pm,11 meetings from 22 September 2015
Course Ref – C2334849

Online enrolment is available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Painting in watercolour – Autumn 2015

Pinewood & sea bornholm south Coast-trailWhether your interests lie in landscape, still life or portraiture, this class will help you to focus on developing your watercolour skills. You will be able to develop at your own pace and in your own style.

Tutor – Cheryl Wilbraham
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Friday 1:00pm-3:00pm, 11 meetings from 18 September 2015
Course Ref – C2334935
Online enrolment is available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Day School: Germany: Europe’s pariah or victim of circumstance? – Autumn 2015

100% Deutschland How has Germany remembered the last two wars and why have there been claims of taboos concerning German civilian suffering? An exploration of the causes and consequences of the last two wars, tracing Germany’s transformation from ‘pariah’ to ‘victim’ in the context of that country’s remembrance culture.

Tutor – Mark Barnard
Fee – £3.00
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 4 November 2015  7:00pm-9:00pm

To book on this event please send payment to the WEA Derby Office: cheques payable to WEA Derby Branch

Archaeology of the East Midlands – Spring 2015

Ancient GuideAn introduction to the archaeology of the East Midlands from the end of the last Ice Age to the modern era. Focussing particularly on the archaeology of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, we will explore some of the concepts of archaeological study, acquire a broad appreciation of the region’s past and introduce practical skills in archaeological research.

Tutor – Keith Challis-Smith
Fee – £52.00 (discounted £46.80) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 7:30pm – 9:00pm, 9 meetings from 12 January 2015

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Archaeology from the air – Summer 2015

Gonfienti Archaeological Site II - R347Since the early years of the 20th century, when the first aerial photographs of Stonehenge were taken from a balloon mounted camera, archaeologists have taken to the air to find new sites, map and understand the historic landscape. We will explore aerial archaeology from its origins in the years after the First World War to the Space Age.

Tutor – Keith Challis-Smith
Fee – £52.00 (discounted £46.80) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 7:30pm – 9:00pm, 9 meetings from 13 April 2015

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online