Tai Chi and Health Qigong for Health and Relaxation Level 2 – Spring 2018

Tai Chi

Practising Tai Chi is a beneficial way to exercise by combining both body movement and mental stimulation. It also helps posture and co-ordination, the gentle and slow movements energise the body without undue strain on joints and muscles. Exploring the many health benefits of Qigong will help to relieve stress and tension and increase a sense of well being.

Tutor – Jan Jackson
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – Darley Abbey Village Hall, Abbey Yard, Darley Abbey, Derby DE22 1DS
Date – Friday 1:30pm – 3:00pm, 9 meetings from 19 January 2018
Course Ref – C2338029

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

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Philosophy: Post Truth and Populism – Rhetoric and Politics – Spring 2018

truth-166853_1920The success of populists such as Donald Trump shows that rhetoric now has more influence in politics than truth – or does it? This course uses up to date research to examine the rhetoric and political dynamics of populism.
Topics include: definitions of political populism, rhetoric and manipulation, rhetoric and the public good, the tools of rhetoric, case studies : how rhetoric is used in populism – and how it can be used in informed debates about populism.

Tutor – Bettina Lange
Fee – £77.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Friday 1:15pm – 3:15pm, 10 meetings from 12 January 2018
Course Ref – C2337862

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

Painting in Watercolour – Spring 2018

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Whatever subject you are interested in painting, this class will help you to focus on developing your watercolour skills. You will be taught the principles of painting in watercolour and encouraged to develop them at your own pace and in your own style.

 

Tutor – Cheryl Wilbraham
Fee – £77.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Friday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 10 meetings from 12 January 2018
Course Ref – C2337858

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

Composers of the USA – Spring 2018

Sheet musicStudents on this course will be able to chart the course of American art music starting with Dvorak’s arrival in New York in 1892 and progressing through a range of composers in America up to the present day. We will listen to and appreciate a range of musical compositions which represent the development of musical styles during this period. Students will have the opportunity to engage with the lives of composers and discuss their responses to the music in its historical context.

Tutor – Nicolas Redihough
Fee – £77.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 10 meetings from 12 January 2018
Course Ref – C2339099

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

Philosophy: truth, ‘post-truth’, and thinking skills – Autumn 2017

truth-166853_1920.jpgTo some ‘post truth’ means freedom from the tyranny of rationality and experts. To others it is another word for ‘lies’. Develop and practice philosophical skills to understand truth and post truth better and to evaluate claims that we now live in a ‘post truth age’. We will cover: 1. what we mean by ‘true’ in everyday language; 2. Definitions of ‘post truth’; 3. Different philosophical ways of understanding truth; 4. How the proponents of post truth and ‘fake news’ understand truth; 5. How to analyse arguments philosophically; 6. whether rationality is the opposite of emotion; 7. The relationship between argument and rhetoric; 8. how to apply the techniques of philosophical analysis to ‘post truth’ claims.

Tutor – Bettina Lange
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Friday 1:15pm – 3:15pm, 11 meetings from 22 September 2017
Course Ref – C2337861

Online enrolment is available from 20 June – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Painting in watercolour – Autumn 2017

watercolour-paint-2322136_1920.jpgWhatever subject you are interested in painting, this class will help you to focus on developing your watercolour skills. You will be taught the principles of painting in watercolour and encouraged to develop them 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 22 September 2017
Course Ref – C2337856

Online enrolment is available from 20 June – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

The tragedy of the Great War: causes, consequences & contrasting centenaries

Bravo, Belgium! - Punch (12 August 1914), page 143 - BLAlthough the Great War’s consequences are indisputable, its origins remain contentious. Re-evaluating each country’s role in the crisis, this course traces the political, social and economic causes of the conflict. Given the war’s contrasting memories and national narratives we will also ask, should we commemorate without reproach?

Tutor Mark Barnard
Starts Friday 19 May 2017
Time 10.00am-12.00pm
Duration 7 weeks
Location The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee £53.90 or FREE based on selected means tested benefits

To book a place call 01332 291805 or email derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

Botanical painting – Spring 2017

aRTisTThis course, which is for all levels of ability, will focus on helping you to develop the observational, drawing and painting skills necessary to depict plant life in detail or in a more expressive way. We will work from life and from photographs.

Tutor – Cheryl Wilbraham
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 11 meetings from 13 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337153

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

Painting in watercolour – Spring 2017

BrushesWhatever subject you are interested in painting, this class will help you to focus on developing your watercolour skills. You will be taught the principles of painting in watercolour and encouraged to develop them 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 13 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337154

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

Tai Chi and Health Qigong for health and relaxation – Spring 2017

Tai ChiThis beneficial way to exercise, combines body movements and mental stimulation. It also helps posture and co-ordination. The gentle slow movements energise the body without undue strain on joints and muscles. By practising regularly, students will achieve the means to relieve stress and tension, and introduce a sense of well-being.

Tutor – Janette Jackson
Fee £52.00 or Free
Venue – Darley Abbey Village Hall, Abbey Yard, Darley Abbey, Derby, DE22 1DS
Date – Friday 1:30pm – 3:00pm, 9 meetings from 3 February 2017
Course Ref – C2337194

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

The Cathars and the Albigensian Crusade – Spring 2017

Chateaux de LastoursIn 1209, the Church launched an extraordinary crusade against heresy in southern France. What followed was brutal even by medieval standards. This course explores the background to this traumatic intervention and asks: ‘What was the perceived heresy?’ How real was the threat to orthodoxy?’ before considering what the episode achieved.

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 20 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337151

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

Tai Chi and Health Qigong for health and relaxation – Summer 2017

Tai Chi in ChinaThis beneficial way to exercise, combines body movement and mental stimulation. It also helps posture and co-ordination. The gentle slow movements energise the body without undue strain on joints and muscles. Through practising regularly, the student will achieve the means to relieve stress and tension, and introduce a sense of wellbeing.

Tutor – Janette Jackson
Fee £52.00 or Free
Venue – Darley Abbey Village Hall, Abbey Yard, Darley Abbey, Derby, DE22 1DS
Date – Friday 1:30pm – 3:00pm, 9 meetings from 28 April 2017
Course Ref – C2337195

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

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

Botanical illustration – Autumn 2016

botanical drawingThis course, which is for all levels of ability, will focus on helping you to develop the observational, drawing and painting skills necessary to depict plant life in detail or in a more expressive way. We will work from life and from photographs.

Tutor – Cheryl Wilbraham
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 11 meetings from 23 September 2016
Course Ref – C2336472

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

Painting in watercolour – Autumn 2016

PaintbrushesWhatever subject you are interested in painting, this class will help you to focus on developing your watercolour skills. You will be taught the principles of painting in watercolour and encouraged to develop them 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 23 September 2016
Course Ref – C2336474

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