On the run: the history of migration – Spring 2017

Les migrations des Slaves (musée national de Slovénie, Ljubljana)This course is for anyone willing to consider again the important issues around migration today. We will look at the political, social, economic, religious and ethical effects of living in the 21st century, placing them in historical context and asking what role we might play in dealing with such matters.

Tutor – Kevin Brown
Fee £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 1:30pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 16 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337132

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

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How travel shaped the world, part 2 – Spring 2017

GlobesThe course examines the way in which knowledge of the shape of the earth has developed since earliest recorded times. Following a short summary of topics covered in Part 1, we continue to look at ways in which ideas of the world were shaped through migration, trade and religion. Developments in transport technology, including space travel, have gradually pushed the boundaries of global knowledge and of human interaction.

Tutor – Rod Pearson
Fee £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date
– Thursday 10:15pm – 12:00pm, 8 meetings from 19 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337180

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

On the Run (Derby WEA Day School Autumn 2016)

My genetic journey: from Africa to Ireland (to Princeton)Tutor: Kevin Brown
Date & Time: Sat 19 Nov 2016, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee: £7.50

A brief look at the history of migration, population movement and settlement, including motivations via disaster, conflict, famine and drought. We will consider current issues and the ethics involved, prejudice and policy.

To enrol for this day school please send payment to the WEA Derby Office:

All cheques payable to: WEA Derby Branch – please do NOT include with course fees.

How travel shaped the world – Autumn 2016

EarthThis course examines the way in which the knowledge of the shape of the earth has developed since earliest recorded times. Ideas of the world were shaped by migration, trade and religion. Developments in transport technology, including space travel, gradually pushed the boundaries of global knowledge and of human interaction.

Tutor – Rod Pearson
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 10:15am – 12:00pm, 8 meetings from 6 October 2016
Course Ref – C2336394

Online enrolment is available from 4 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Exploring the old roads of Derbyshire: from prehistoric tracks to turnpike trusts – Summer 16

Cold Cromford Canal A course for anyone interested in local history, the history of travel, and/or walking. The old Derbyshire Portway ran through Holbrook on its route north. We will study the development of this and other ancient Derbyshire tracks, and their evolution through the Roman and medieval periods into the modern road network. We will examine documentary sources and the evidence on the ground, via two field trips.

Tutor – Stephen Bailey
Fee – £80.85 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 10.00am-12.00am , 7 meetings + 2 field trips from 21 April 2016
Course RefC2336113

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

Maps: exploring and recording the world at home and away Part 2- Spring 2016

Google Maps - how does it know??Maps are in everyday use, as aids to navigation on land and sea, as illustrations for news broadcasts, as attractive decorative objects in their own right, yet the work that goes into their creation is often unnoticed. This course will continue to review the history of map-making to the present day, and will include the work of modern map-makers, atlas producers, and the use of computer-based GPS.

Tutor – Rod Pearson
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 10:15am – 12:00pm, 8 meetings from 21 January 2016
Course Ref – C2335583

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

Maps: exploring and recording the world at home and away – Autumn 2015

Maps of England circa 1670, CambridgeShire 6 of 40Maps are in everyday use, as aids to navigation on land and sea, as illustrations for news broadcasts, as attractive decorative objects in their own right, yet the work that goes into their creation is often unnoticed.  Using evidence from the local landscape we will review the history of map-making to the present day, including the work of Britain’s national map agency and the Ordnance Survey.

Tutor – Rod Pearson
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 10:15am-12:00pm, 8 meetings from 1 October 2015
Course Ref – C2334961
Online enrolment is available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online