‘Ay up me duck’: suffragettes from Derby, Derbyshire and the North

Derbyshire flowers‘Suffragette’ was one of the blockbuster films of 2015 winning awards for its account of the campaign for ‘votes for women’. However the film presented Emmeline Pankhurst as leader of a movement based in London. Thousands of women (and men) contributed from the mill and factory towns of the North including Derbyshire and Derby. We will look at the local perspective: suffragists Alice Wheeldon and Hannah Mitchell, ‘clues’ from Shipley, Breadsall and Heanor, as well as complete our own research, and publish our findings online.

Tutor Rosa Straw
Starts Wednesday 24 February 2016
Time 1.00pm-3.00pm
Duration 7 weeks Location The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee £53.90 or FREE based on selected means tested benefits

Campaigning to win – Spring 2016

Columbia community receives $100,000 from Walmart's Fighting Hunger Together campaignWhether you want to save your local pub, oppose a planning application, run a successful trade union campaign at work, or if you are an anti-poverty activist who wants to get the law changed, you need to know how to campaign to win and influence decisions.

Led by Mark Grayling, who has been involved in campaigning for over thirty years at local, national and international levels, this is a practical course and can be tailored to specific campaigns, but will also suit the generalist. It will include opportunities to rehearse some of the skills needed to run a successful campaign.

Tutor – Mark Grayling
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 28 January 2016
Course Ref – C2335837

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

Making sense of economics- Spring 2016

EconomicsEconomics is a fascinating subject which studies how societies use their limited resources to meet the wants and needs of their citizens. Economic forces impact upon all our lives every day; economics dominates the news and yet much of it remains a bit of a mystery. This introductory course seeks to demystify the forces that give us booms and busts, deficits and debts, riches and poverty.

Tutor – Kevin Foley
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 18 January 2016
Course Ref – C2335779

Drawing and painting the multicultural way – Spring 2016

Newtown Graffiti_30A practical art course using the art and culture of different parts of the world as inspiration. Previous areas studied have been Aboriginal, Indian, African and Japanese art . These may be revisited and added to.

Tutor – Jane Livne
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 11 meetings from 4 January 2016
Course Ref – C2335580

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

Exploring opera: final two operas of Wagner’s Ring Cycle – Spring 2016

Vienna State OperaThis course will start by exploring the third and fourth operas of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Through discussion and watching films of these and other operas we will consider his innovative approach to operatic composition and his important legacy in the development of the genre.

Tutor – Anne Allcock
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 11 meetings from 4 January 2016
Course Ref – C2335556

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

Explorations in modern poetry: Sean O’Brien & the anthology Being Human – Spring 2016

Being human anthologyThe core of this course involves exploring meaning and significance in contemporary poetry . We shall consider a recently published collection by Sean O’Brien. Students will also be encouraged to make their own choices from the anthology, ‘Being Human’.

Tutor – Carol Anthony
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 7 meetings from 18 January 2016
Course Ref – C2335557
Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

History of illustration: pictures on a page – Spring 2016

Illustration by Honor C. Appleton from Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen 1926The course will give consideration to what makes illustration distinct to other art forms, in particular fine art painting, and how best to evaluate an art frequently aimed at children and essentially linked to the written word.

Tutor – Bob Moulder
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 11 meetings from 5 January 2016
Course Ref – C2335756

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

Lift your spirit in song- Spring 2016

Anthony Beyer UpliftOur friendly group will be singing songs from Around the World, Medieval to Modern, Folk to Jazz & Blues,In 3 & 4 part harmony, and occasionally in unison. We will use music, but also learn everything ‘by ear’. So you don’t need music reading skills, or previous experience of singing!

Tutor – Willow Songsmith
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – The Voicebox, Kensington Mews, Forman Street, Derby DE1 1JQ
Date – Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 11 meetings from 5 January 2016
Course Ref – C2335649

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

Understanding archaeology: revealing the past – Spring 2016

Archaeology at CrossrailArchaeology in modern Britain has provided the general public with an ever more sophisticated understanding of the past. This course shows step by step how historically that understanding has developed and gives students a practical appreciation of how archaeology is undertaken on modern sites.

Tutor – Daryl Baxter
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1:15pm – 3:15pm, 11 meetings from 5 January 2016
Course Ref – C2335558

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

USA 1945-c1960- Spring 2016

9 - Civil Rights MovementThe Civil Rights Movement developed during this period. Post war USA in the 1950s was a conservative place but the campaign of John Kennedy changed the status quo. The USA became embroiled in the Cold War at the end of World War II and we will focus on how the USA has affected the post-war world.

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 12 January 2016
Course Ref – C2335654

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

Henry VII: the dawn of the Tudors- Spring 2016

Bust of Henry VII, Victoria and Albert MuseumHenry Tudor – an exile crowned on the battlefield; strategist and politician. Find out about Henry’s claim to the crown, his mother, his marriage, Yorkist rebellions and royal pretenders. Explore twenty-four-years of policy and plotting that secured a dynasty.

Tutor – Julia Hickey
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 7 meetings from 26 January 2016
Course Ref – C2335575

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – 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

Music: how film scores play on our emotions- Spring 2016

I've got a loverly bunch of coconuts!  By Fred Heatherton.Why do we weep at An Affair to Remember? Cheer at Star Wars, cower at Hitchcock and laugh at the Carry on films? With examples from film history discover the importance of music and visual effects and the power a sound track can have over its audience.

Tutor – Christine Shaw
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 13 January 2016
Course Ref – C2335587

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

Beginning meditation and being mindful- Spring 2016

Autumn Morning MeditationWe will experience a wide range of meditation and mindfulness themes. We will consider which of these are relevant to us individually for our own practise and what we discover about ourselves. A personal Journal is an option that reflects our journey of Beginning Meditation and the Mindful Way.

Tutor – Lydia Browne
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 27 January 2016
Course Ref – C2335571

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

Working with creative writing- Spring 2016

Red-Gold Matrix Emperor FPcThis course is aimed at all who wish to write. Using both poetry and prose techniques, we’ll look at how to get the most out of writing, how to polish and edit pieces, and where to send work should you so wish to.

Tutor – Debs Tyler-Bennett
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 11 meetings from 6 January 2016
Course Ref – C2335612

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