Exploring archaeology online – Stonehenge, Creswell Crags and beyond – Autumn 2015

StonehengeLearn about local and world-famous archaeological sites and prehistoric art from online resources. Follow presentations, demonstrations and hands-on exercises and find information on sites such as Stonehenge and Creswell Crags and make virtual visits to painted caves and monuments.

Tutor – Ulla Rajala
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Saturday 10:00am-2:30pm,  3 meetings from 3 October 2015
Course Ref – C2335280
Online enrolment is available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

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Women, slaves and gladiators: social exclusion in the classical world – Autumn 2015

Gladiator Mosaic at Kourion (II)The classical world has left a rich source of evidence for the activities of men – but women, children and slaves are described in generally negative legal and philosophical documents. Stone inscription, archaeology and private letters, show a different side to this world, colourful, cruel and dynamic. The role of all these excluded groups tells a remarkable story of human interaction and emancipation, often unexpected in ancient society.

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 22 September 2015
Course Ref – C2334849

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

Archaeology of the East Midlands – Spring 2015

Ancient GuideAn introduction to the archaeology of the East Midlands from the end of the last Ice Age to the modern era. Focussing particularly on the archaeology of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, we will explore some of the concepts of archaeological study, acquire a broad appreciation of the region’s past and introduce practical skills in archaeological research.

Tutor – Keith Challis-Smith
Fee – £52.00 (discounted £46.80) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 7:30pm – 9:00pm, 9 meetings from 12 January 2015

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

Archaeology from the air – Summer 2015

Gonfienti Archaeological Site II - R347Since the early years of the 20th century, when the first aerial photographs of Stonehenge were taken from a balloon mounted camera, archaeologists have taken to the air to find new sites, map and understand the historic landscape. We will explore aerial archaeology from its origins in the years after the First World War to the Space Age.

Tutor – Keith Challis-Smith
Fee – £52.00 (discounted £46.80) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 7:30pm – 9:00pm, 9 meetings from 13 April 2015

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

The lost gods of Britain – Spring 2015

Through Mists Of Time - StonehengeOur landscape is populated by places and myths of spiritual significance. For many, the religious and secular life of the people has been shaped by the mythology and beliefs of our ancestors. We will consider the archaeology, history and anthropology of belief of the people of Britain from the end of the last Ice Age to the arrival of Christianity.

Tutor – Daryl Baxter
Fee – £84.70 (discounted £76.25) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1:15pm – 3:15pm, 11 meetings from 06 January 2015

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