Discovering history and art in parish churches – Autumn 2016

Selmeston Parish ChurchOur parish churches are an incomparable treasure. We will follow their development from roots with pagan echoes into modern times, revealing insights to inform and enhance an appreciation of buildings that more than any other embody our collective heritage.

Tutor – Richard Stone
Fee – £80.85 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 10 meetings from 23 September 2016
Course Ref – C2336467

Online enrolment is available from 5 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

The National Trust houses of Derbyshire – Summer 2015

Hardwick Hall in DerbyshireIn Hardwick Hall, Sudbury Hall, Calke Abbey and Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire has four of England’s most fascinating country houses, providing a marvellous illustration of the development of architectural and artistic styles between the 16th and 19th centuries. The course, followed by Saturday visits to the houses (dates tbc), will provide an introduction for those unfamiliar with the houses and a fresh insight for previous visitors. No entrance fees payable.

Tutor – Bob Moulder
Fee – £53.90 (discounted £48.50) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 7:00pm – 8:30pm, 4 meetings plus 4 visits from 14 April 2015

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

Architectural triumphs part 2 – Spring 2015

Beaux-Arts Style ArchitectureHouses, assembly rooms, shopping malls and bridges help to make up our environment; architects, engineers and builders create them. Some of them withstand the test of time; others fail, occasionally in spectacular fashion. We will examine the materials and products of our built environment, noting the work of significant personalities along the way.

Tutor – Rod Pearson
Fee – £53.90 (discounted £48.50) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 7 meetings from 15 January 2015

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

Architectural triumphs Part 1

British MuseumHouses, assembly rooms, shopping malls and bridges help to make up our environment; architects, engineers and builders create them. Some of them withstand the test of time; others fail, occasionally in spectacular fashion.   We will examine the materials and products of our built environment, noting the work of significant personalities along the way.

Tutor – Rod Pearson
Fee – £84.70 (discounted £76.25) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 10.15am-12.15pm, 11 meetings from 25 September 2014
Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

The cathedral builders

Durham cathedralEngland’s magnificent medieval cathedrals are among the wonders of the world. We will explore the insights they offer into the lives and minds of those who built and worshipped in them.

Tutor – Richard Stone
Fee – £80.85 (discounted £72.80) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3HB
Date – Friday 10.00am-12.00pm, 11 meetings from 26 September 2014
Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online