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.

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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

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

Researching the history of Rolls Royce, the Marble Hall and Osmaston – summer 16

Rolls Royce Logo

An opportunity to research the history of Rolls Royce, the Marble Hall and especially its window, as well as the locality of Osmaston. Visits to the Local Studies Library and the Rolls Royce Heritage Centre will be included and all our research will contribute to the production of a display for the Marble Hall as well as an historical guide.

Tutor Rosa Straw
Starts Tuesday 3 May 2016
Time  First session 9.30am -1.00pm
Duration 4 weeks
Location First session at the Local Studies Library. For the following sessions meet at OSCAR, then go to the Rolls Royce Heritage Centre and the Marble Hall. Session 4 at OSCAR.
Fee FREE based on selected means tested benefits or £53.90

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

‘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