Geology and nature walks – Summer 2017

IMG_0283.JPGA chance to explore the geology, scenery and wildlife of the East Midlands. First session at The Mill; outdoor meetings thereafter. It is hoped to arrange shared transport and lifts. Walks will involve distances of 3-4 miles, usually starting at 10.30am and finishing at 3pm. Visit locations to be confirmed after consultation with students.

Tutor – Gerry Shaw & Debbie Alston
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 5 meetings from 26 April 2017
Course Ref – C2337138

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

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Earth and nature studies – Autumn 2016

Dovedale, Peak DistrictA unique opportunity to investigate the rocks plants, animals and their interaction in the landscape. Gerry and Debbie will share their biological and geological expertise to discover new ways of looking at nature focusing on Derbyshire and the Peak District.
There will be a field trip included; date to be confirmed at first session

Tutor – Debbie Alston & Gerry Shaw
Fee – £80.85 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:15am – 11:45am, 12 meetings from 21 September 2016
Course Ref – C2336479

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

Further explorations of the environment: geology and nature- Spring 2016

Peak District - Sept 2014 - Winnats Pass from Mam TorA unique opportunity to investigate the rocks, plants, animals and their interaction in the landscape. Gerry and Debbie will share their biological and geological expertise to discover new ways of looking at nature focusing on Derbyshire and the Peak District.

Tutor – Gerry Shaw & Debbie Alston
Fee – £80.85 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:15am – 11:45am, 12 meetings from 13 January 2016
Course Ref – C2335598

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

Geological walks and talks- Summer 2016

Stanage Edge Peak DistrictA chance to explore the geology, scenery and wildlife of the East Midlands. First session at The Mill, outdoor meetings thereafter. It is hoped to arrange shared transport and lifts. Walks will involve distances of 3-4 miles, usually starting at 10.30am and finishing at 3pm. Visit locations to be confirmed after consultation with students.

Tutor – Gerry Shaw & Debbie Alston
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 5 meetings from 13 April 2016
Course Ref – C2335605

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

Stone circles of the Peak (Derby WEA Day School Summer 2016)

Arbor Low Stone Circle
Tutor: Mike Attwell
Date: Friday 6th May 2016 10.00am – 12.00pm at The Mill
Field trip: Friday 13th May 2016 10.00am – 1.00pm (finish at Birchover)
Meeting place for Field Trip: Arbor Low car park at 10.00 am. Grid reference SK161636
Meeting place for transport sharing: The Mill at 9.15 am.
Fee: £10.00

The first session will introduce you to the stone circles of Derbyshire and place them in context in the later prehistoric period. This will be followed by a field trip to visit some of the best preserved sites.

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.

Exploring the environment: geology and nature – Autumn 2015

P1060382A unique opportunity to investigate rocks, plants and animals and their interaction in the landscape. Gerry and Debbie will share their biological and geological expertise to discover new ways of looking at nature focusing on Derbyshire and the Peak District.

Tutor – Gerry Shaw & Debbie Alston
Fee – £80.85 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:15am-11:45am, 12 meetings from 23 September 2015
Course Ref – C2334959
Fieldtrip date Saturday 3rd Oct 2015

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

Exploring the world of rocks

Westerstetten patternHumankind has used stone for thousands of years, occasionally leaving behind the puzzles of ancient stone monuments which are often given magical interpretations. Earth Science investigates the structure, origins and uses of rocks and we are still making discoveries. Join us to explore the past, present and possible future of this planet.

Tutor – Gerry Shaw
Fee – £80.85 (discounted £72.80) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10.15am – 11.45am, 12 meetings from 24 September 2014
Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online