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WEA Courses – Spring and Summer Terms

WEA HERNE BAY BRANCH Courses – Spring and Summer Terms 2015 Archaeology: The Ordinary House in Kent During the course we will discover the origins and evolution of domestic architecture in Kent and something of the lives of those who lived in these houses. Tutor: Deborah Cole Venue: Beach Creative, Beach House, Beach Street, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 5PT Days: …

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WEA Summer program

An excellent line-up for the summer – perfect for the Garden of England! Hurry to book your places – contact details below. LITERATURE Poetry of Seasons and Gardens Tutor: Ron Dodge – 10-week course Green thoughts in green shades or seasons of mist and mellow fruitfulness. We have these and other less well known but fine poetry in this course. …

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Eye-popping variety at the WEA

What does lifelong learning mean for Herne Bay? Quite a lot, really. And I am not referring to the resources of Canterbury, or Faversham, or even Whitstable. I am referring to adult learners in Herne Bay finding within their own town the possibility to go on learning, discovering, exploring throughout their lives. I wish every form of learning throughout adulthood …

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Ancient Persia: The Royal Road – Xerxes to Darius

WEA Herne Bay branch Day School Ancient Persia: The Royal Road – Xerxes to Darius Persia (ancient Iran) occupies an important place among the great civilisations of the ancient world. Civilisation began early in Iran and at this day school we will not only explore the society of the times but also investigate the amazing legacy of Cyrus, Cambyses and …

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WEA Poetry Course

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Adult Education – what do you think?

The WEA has teamed up with Canterbury Christ Church University to run a research project to find out what the residents of Herne Bay (and other parts of Kent) think about adult education… Here’s what they say: In addition to running classes in the Town through your well-established local WEA Branch, the Workers’ Educational Association and Canterbury Christ Church University …

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New Courses from the WEA

The splendid people at the WEA (Workers’ Educational Association) have just announced their new season of adult education courses – have a look and see what tickles your fancy. There’s Rachmaninov – Man and Music, E.M. Forster, Faces and Places, Music of the Renaissance, 19th Century ‘Terror’ Literature, and Laureate Poets and their Poetry. Rachmaninov – Man and Music Music Tutor: …

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WEA Course: Egyptology

Ancient Egyptian religion has always been a source of mystery and wonder to Westerners. Why was a special god chosen to represent the Nile? What was the relationship between the gods? ln this day school we will explore the racy, sometimes amusing stories associated with the gods which ultimately shaped, sustained and directed Egyptian culture in every conceivable way. Course: …

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Music, Art & Poetry in Herne Bay

The Herne Bay branch of the WEA (Workers’ Educational Association) is starting a new season of courses.

There will be a seven week course starting 17th April - one two-hour session a week - looking at poets and poetry between the two world wars.

Tutor Ron Dodge introduces the course:

Do you like poetry? Yes? No? Think again... Hitler and German rearmament. The Spanish Civil War. Grinding poverty. Ominous noises off. Was it likely that anything poetic could come from this 'low dishonest decade'? Yet poetry is always being written however turbulent the times.

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