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

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.

 

Belly Dancing for Beginners (Derby WEA Day School Autumn 2016)

Hip Gnosis: Electric SlideTutor: Jane Livne
Date & Time: Sat 24 Sept 2016, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee: £5.00

Come and try out belly dancing for a fun morning of exercise, music and jingly scarfs! All sizes and shapes welcome, you may discover hidden assets! Wear loose trousers or skirt and bring a scarf for your hips.

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.

FREE Workshop: Effective Campaigning (Derby WEA Day School Autumn 2016)

Petition presentation at the Senedd - Eating Disorder Unit in Wales / Cyflwyno deiseb yn y Senedd - Uned Anhwylderau Bwyta yng NghymruTutor: Mark Grayling
Date & Time: 15 Oct 2016, 10:00am – 4:00pm.
Includes 30mins for lunch – please bring your own
Venue: WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee: FREE

Do you want to save your local library, oppose a planning application or get your MP to take up an important issue? This workshop will be led by a tutor with over thirty years’ experience of campaigning at local, national and international levels.

To enrol for this day school please contact the Derby office on 01332 291 805 or derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

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.

Painting on Silk (Derby WEA Day School Autumn 2016)

silk scarfTutor: Roz Beeson
Date & Time: Sat 5 Nov 2016, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Includes 30mins for lunch – please bring your own
Venue: WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee: £15.00

Come and experience the beautiful and vibrant medium of painting on silk. Learn how to apply colour and pattern using a range of techniques to produce pieces to frame or wear. Materials will be provided.

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.

Joseph Wright Study Day (Derby WEA Day School Autumn 2016)

Joseph Wright of Derby - Landscape with a RainbowTutor: Bob Moulder
Date & Time: Sat 5 Nov 2016, 10:30am – 3:30pm
Includes 1hr for lunch and return to The Mill
Venue: Derby Museum and WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee: £7.50

A chance to study and reflect on the paintings and drawings of Joseph Wright in the Derby Museum.
Meet at Derby Museum entrance at 10:00am.
Break: 12:30 – 1:30pm: afternoon session at The Mill 1:30pm – 3:30pm

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.

Being still and in the moment: meditation and mindfulness workshop (Derby WEA Day School Autumn 2016)

MeditationTutor: Lydia Browne
Date & Time: Sat 12 Nov 2016, 1:00am – 3:00pm
Venue: WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee: £5.00

An opportunity to experience relaxing your mind with guided meditation and the technique of connecting with your breath. We will explore simple ways of including mindfulness in everyday life and the ability to focus on what is happening within and around us.

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.

Festive Fabric Printing or Festive Floral Workshop (Derby WEA Day School Autumn 2016

Printed Fabric PatternsTutor: Kathryn Anne & Liz Blades
Date & Time: Sat 26th Nov 2016, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Includes 30mins for lunch – please bring your own
Venue: WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee: £15.00

With Liz – learn a simple block printing technique to make fabric with your own design. This can be made into a table runner and decorative bunting or matching place mats. Materials will be provided.

With Kathryn – with the guidance of a professional florist create your own festive arrangements suitable for hanging on your door and adorning your Christmas table. Please bring scissors, garden secateurs, gardening or rubber gloves. Other materials will be provided

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.

 

BREXIT: YES or NO?

Brexit / EU ScrabbleIn? Out? Or still shaking it all about with a month to go ? This facilitated discussion will give you an opportunity to reconsider some of big issues and to share your thoughts with others on the pros and cons of the UK remaining in the EU.

Tutor Kevin Foley
Date Monday 23 May 2016
Time 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee FREE for everyone

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

WEA tutor’s new book – Bonnie Prince Charlie

BrianStone-BonniePrinceCharliePopular WEA tutor, Brian Stone has had a new book published: Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Highland Army In Derby.

About the book:

On 4th December 1745, the ragged highland army of Bonnie Prince Charlie entered the elegant Georgian market town of Derby on their way to London. It was to be the high water mark of the Jacobite Rebellion. What happened there on the following day arguably determined the course of British history forever.

Brian’s book examines a much-neglected aspect of the ’45 Rebellion and explains why the Prince and his men decided to retreat to Scotland thus ensuring the failure of the rebellion and the death of the Jacobite cause. It also looks at the prospects of the rebels if they had decided to march to London and what might have happened if they had reached it. The book contains much new and unfamiliar material, particularly on the behaviour of the rebels in Derby, derived from eyewitness accounts and contemporary newspaper reports – some of it previously unpublished.

This book is a major new work on the Jacobite invasion of England and overturns previous historical assumptions about the decision of the Council of War to abandon their attempt to regain the crown for the Stuarts.

Brian Stone, is a retired solicitor, historian, author and WEA tutor. He frequently teaches for WEA Derby and has given talks for WEA Nottingham.

His next talk in Derby is:  A Terrible Beauty is Born – The Easter Rising 1916′  at The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB on Saturday 23rd April 2016 at 10.00am-12.30 pm. The cost is £5. Everyone welcome.

Painting on silk (Derby WEA Day School Spring 2016)

Silk Painting testTutor: Roz Beeson
Date: Saturday 30th January 2016 10.00am – 4.00pm
Fee: £15.00

This workshop will introduce you to the beautiful and vibrant technique of painting on silk. Learn how to apply colour and pattern using a range of techniques to produce pieces to frame or wear. Materials will be provided.

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.