Introduction to Tai Chi and Health Qigong level 1 – Autumn 2017

taichiThis form of exercise combines body movements and mental stimulation. The gentle movements energise the body without putting undue strain on joints and muscles. Practised regularly these exercises will help to relieve stress and tension, help body balance and increase a general sense of well being.

Tutor – Jan Jackson
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – West End Community Centre, Mackworth Road, Derby DE22 3BL
Date – Thursday 10:30am – 12:00pm, 9 meetings from 5 October 2017
Course Ref – C2338025

NB: Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.

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

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Leading men part 1 – Autumn 2017

Eliotsilasmarner 0001Through study of the novels Silas Marner by George Eliot, (written in 1861) and Harvest by Jim Crace, Eyrie by Tim Winton and Golden Hill by Francis Spufford (all modern authors) we will study and evaluate authors’ explorations of men’s lives in very different times and countries : England in the 18th century and in the middle ages, 21st century Australia, and 18th century America. Men are shown trying to lead meaningful lives even when the world seems to be against them, with unpredictable, sometimes hilarious consequences.

Tutor – Maggie Robinson
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 10:15am – 11:45am, 9 meetings from 5 October 2017
Course Ref – C2337938

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

The story of women’s rights – Autumn 2017

womens-rights-347444_1920.jpgWhat are my rights as a woman living in the UK today? What is the history of those rights and how do I make sure that I am exercising my rights? In this course we will discuss the story of how women came to acquire rights over their bodies, minds and labour through their own struggle and perseverance over generations.

 

Tutor – Anita Franklin
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 7 meetings from 5 October 2017
Course Ref – C2337945

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

How does Parliament work? Includes a trip to Westminster – Autumn 2017

big-ben-2200706_1920.jpgBeyond the rituals and the theatre of Westminster, you will acquire a working knowledge of how Parliament works in relation to government and how people can have an influence on what happens. We will explore our unwritten constitution concentrating on the House of Commons, examine the many roles of an MP, have a quick look at the House of Lords, discover how to influence decisions, understand the passage of a Parliamentary bill and the various stages of statute law-making, assess the party system including a look at the numbers game, discuss the role of the whips, plus an optional visit to Westminster.

Tutor – Mark Grayling
Fee – £77.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 28 September 2017
Course Ref – C2337853

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

Introduction to Tai Chi and Health Qigong – Spring 2017

Qigong at sunsetThis form of exercise combines body movements and mental stimulation. The gentle movements energise the body without putting undue strain on joints and muscles. Practised regularly, these exercises will help to relieve stress and tension, help body balance and increase a general sense of wellbeing.

Tutor – Janette Jackson
Fee £52.00 or Free
Venue – West End Community Centre, Mackworth Road, Derby, DE22 3BL
Date –Thursday 10:30am – 12:00pm, 9 meetings from 12 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337192

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

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

Bach: the man and his music – Spring 2017

BachThe course will look at the life and times of Bach, with a particular emphasis on documents of the period and also on recent Bach research. And, of course, we will be listening to a wide range of his music.

Tutor – Tom Corfield
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 1:30pm – 3:00pm, 9 meetings from 19 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337190

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

Introduction to Tai Chi and Health Qigong – Summer 2017

P1150131duoThis form of exercise combines body movements and mental stimulation. The gentle movements energise the body without putting undue strain on joints and muscles. Practised regularly, these exercises will help to relieve stress and tension, help body balance and increase a general sense of wellbeing.

Tutor – Janette Jackson
Fee £52.00 or Free
Venue – West End Community Centre, Mackworth Road, Derby, DE22 3BL
Date –Thursday 10:30am – 12:00pm, 9 meetings from 27 April 2017
Course Ref – C2337193

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

Women write music, too… – Summer 2017

Clara Wieck Schumann Oeuvres Of Jeunesse -youth Works- Teresa Laredo Vde-galloAfter centuries of being largely sidelined, women composers have begun to enjoy wider recognition. Join us to explore the music of outstanding composers, from Hildegard of Bingen, through Clara Schumann and Ethel Smyth, to Judith Weir.

Tutor – Mike Wheeler
Fee £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 4 May 2017
Course Ref – C2337150

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

A recipe for revolution: the background to the Pentrich Rising 1750-1815 – Autumn 2016

pentrich risingThe Pentrich Rising in central Derbyshire was a significant event in the rise of the English working class. This course takes learners through the background and key events, nationally and internationally, preceding the Rising.

Tutor – Michael Parkin
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 29 September 2016
Course Ref – C2336451

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

Running an effective local campaign – Autumn 2016

Petition: A campaign to secure Cardigan Hospital / Deiseb: Ymgyrch i ddiogelu Ysbyty AberteifiWhether 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. This is a practical course based on general principles. It will include opportunities to rehearse some of the skills needed to run a successful campaign.

N.B There will be an optional visit to the Houses of Parliament – date and transport costs to be confirmed at first session. (Help with transport costs may be possible – please ask in the office)

Tutor – Mark Grayling
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 7:00pm – 9:00pm, 7 meetings from 29 September 2016
Course Ref – C2336547

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

 

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

Leading ladies Part 1 – Autumn 2016

BookshelvesWe will study the portrayal of women in four novels, two written by men and two by women; consider the authors’ attitudes to their “leading ladies”, the environment which determines their lives, and how the obstacles which hold them back from self-fulfillment are tackled.

The books for this course are:
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
My Antonia by Willa Cather
The Odd Women by George Gissing
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Tutor – Maggie Robinson
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 10:15am – 11:45am, 9 meetings from 6 October 2016
Course Ref – C2336486

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

Introduction to Tai Chi and Health Qigong – Autumn 2016

P1140735This form of exercise combines body movements and mental stimulation. The gentle movements energise the body without putting undue strain on joints and muscles. Practised regularly, these exercises will help to relieve stress and tension, help body balance and increase a general sense of wellbeing.

Tutor – Janette Jackson
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – West End Community Centre, Mackworth Road, Derby, DE22 3BL
Date – Thursday 10:30am – 12:00pm, 9 meetings from 6 October 2016
Course Ref – C2336444

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

Max Reger: his life, times and music – Autumn 2016

Max Reger Klavier- And Orgelwerke Wolfgang Rübsam Andreas Rothkopf WergoReger was a brilliant concert pianist and conductor as well as a composer. He was also something of a ‘character’. His music is in the German Romantic tradition of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, yet he brings to that something quite distinctive and very attractive.

Tutor – Tom Corfield
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 1:30pm – 3:00pm, 9 meetings from 6 October 2016
Course Ref – C2336732

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