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

Lest we forget – lest we remember: contrasting centenaries in Britain, France and Germany

PoppiesSymbolised by the Somme and the poppy, the Great War has left an enduringly emotive legacy. Given Germany’s problematic remembrance culture and claims that Europe’s first Ring of Remembrance heralded a departure from national narratives, this talk asks, should we commemorate without reproach?

Tutor Mark Barnard
Date Friday 28 April 2017
Time 10.30am-12.30pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee FREE

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

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

Fear, hunger and pride: the causes and consequences of the First World War – Spring 2017

Iona War MemorialAlthough the Great War’s consequences are indisputable, its origins remain contentious. Re-evaluating the ‘blame-game’ and Germany’s ‘pariah’ status, this course traces the political, economic and cultural causes of the July Crisis, concluding with an overview of the conflict’s contrasting remembrance cultures.
Tutor – Mark Barnard
Fee £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 7:00pm – 9:00pm, 7 meetings from 16 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337177

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

Battle for the Crown: Edward VI, Lady Jane Grey and Bloody Mary – Spring 2017

QUEEN MARY I TUDORPotentially the tool of powerful political or religious figures, meet the heirs of Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty in a period seething with intrigue, turbulence and ambition with a view to untangling the characters and relationships behind the throne for the decade from 1547 until 1558.

Tutor – Julia Hickey
Fee £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date
– Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 7 meetings from 10 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337134

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

USA 1968-1980 – Spring 2017

Semper Fidelis #SemperFiAmerica changed considerably in the late 1960s and 1970s. By studying key events like the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War we can begin to understand what life was like for both politicians and citizens.

Tutor – Ann Parker
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1:00pm- 2:30pm, 9 meetings from 10 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337136

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

Pirates of the Caribbean and beyond – Spring 2017

pirateLooking at the ancient world, the Vikings and Queen Elizabeth’s Merchant Adventurers, the ‘golden age’ of piracy and modern day piracy in Somalia, the class will focus on two main questions; the role of piracy in empire formation and why pirates retain their fascination to this day.

Tutor – Ian Chambers
Fee £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 25 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337142

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

Native American history – Summer 2017

Totem poles and masks.  (21)The course examines Native American history from Pocahontas to the present. We will begin by studying native peoples before the arrival of Europeans and early contact. After looking at these first encounters we will look at the developing position of Native Americans to the present day.

Tutor – Ian Chambers
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 2:00pm – 4:00pm, 7 meetings from 3 May 2017
Course Ref – C2337143

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

The Battle of The Somme (Derby WEA Day School Autumn 2016)

La liaison du 152 éme RI au Printemps 1917- Casque Adrian recouvert et Fusil Berthier - Marius Vasse assisTutor: Brian Stone
Date & Time: Tue 13 Sept 2016, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee: £5.00

1st July 1916 saw the start of one of the greatest and most memorable battles of WW1. We will examine how the battle came to be fought, analyse its progress and outcomes and consider its results in the context of the whole war, and view part of the film ‘The Battle of the Somme’ released by the government in August 1916.

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.

Zionism and Anti-Zionism: Looking Beyond the Propaganda of Both (Derby WEA Day School Autumn 2016)

Israel Flag | דגל ישראלTutor: Noam Livne
Date & Time: Sat 17 Sept 2016, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee: £5.00

Working towards developing a perspective that is more balanced and better informed than the one generally available from public debate and the media, we will discuss Zionism as an imperialist and colonialist movement, as well as the uniquely unusual nature of both Zionism as the Jewish national movement, and of the Palestinian national movement. The tutor was a peace activist while living in Israel, and has taught Arab-Israeli Relations at Keele University.

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.

 

Sheffield: Crosses, Crucibles and Catastrophes (Derby WEA Day School Autumn 2016)

Sheffield perspectivesTutor: Rod Pearson
Date & Time: Sat 22 Oct 2016, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Venue: WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee: £3.00

An illustrated talk about three aspects of the physical, economic and social history of Sheffield which help give the city its own distinctive identity.

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.

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.

Life on the Land (Derby WEA Day School Autumn 2016)

IMMIGRANT FAMILY ...Tutor: Sarah Holland
Date & Time: Sat 19 Nov 2016, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee: £5.00

Discover more about living and working conditions in rural England with expert Dr Sarah Holland. The session includes an illustrated talk and ‘hands on’ source materials to reveal the stories of life on the land during the 19th century.

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.

Redcoats of Notts & Derbys: soldiering in the age of Victoria – Autumn 2016

Redcoats Through the eyes of the local regiments the 45th, 59th, and 95th we will explore how the face of the British army changed rapidly from the old style Napoleonic warfare to what we now recognise as modern warfare. We will examine the social, political, economic and military changes that led to this shift.

Tutor – Michael Kirkby
Fee £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 7:00pm – 9:00pm, 7 meetings from 3 October 2016
Course Ref – C2336446

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