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Enfield & Southgate WEA has released details of its Autumn 2019 courses - see below.

To enrol please quote the course reference either online at wea.org.uk or by ringing 0300 303 3464 and send cheques to the Treasurer at 13 Uplands Way, London N21 1DH .

Or you can just turn up on the first day!


Art – Appreciation: Women artists and designers
with Ruth Mulandi

frida kahloThis course will explore key female artists and designers across art history and the world. We will learn about women's struggles to study and make art and be recognised as part of the artistic canon, look at pioneers who have shaped the discipline, and discover how female artists have used the arts to tackle women's issues of their day.

Venue: Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Road, Enfield, EN2 6TG
Dates: Tuesday 17th September – 26th November (half-term 22.10.19)
Time: 10.00-12.00
Duration: 10 sessions
Course fee: £89.00 or free if you are in receipt of an income related benefit (only SFA funded).
Course reference: C2420799


Art – Appreciation: Art on your Doorstep
with Colin Lomas

art on your doorstepGreat art from the world is available to us close to home, much of it in London and places within easy reach. Enjoy the art in the lectures and then visit the galleries, the museums, the churches, the temples and the historical houses. For the less mobile, advice will be given on how to enjoy the art works at home and in libraries, using the internet and other media.

Although seeing the art works in situ will be encouraged, there will be no expectation or requirement that course members visit the galleries etc. The lectures are fully self-contained.

The course will include the Dutch Golden Age from 1600-1680, American Art, Fashion in Art, Spirituality in Art and other themes. Full illustrated notes are provided. The course will include non-European art, reflecting the multi-cultural society in which we live.

Venue: United Reformed Church, Fox Lane, London, N13 4AL
Dates: Thursday 19th September – 28th November (half-term 24.10.19)
Time: 10.00-12.00
Duration: 10 sessions
Course fee: £89.00 or free if you are in receipt of an income related benefit (only SFA funded).
Course reference: C2420803
Course fee: £89.00


Geology: The restless earth: How earth’s surface moves and how volcanoes and earthquakes relate to movement
with Stephen Krause

strataThis course will show why we have rocks in the British Isles which were formed under very different environmental conditions and the forces which give us our present landscape. We will look at rocks and see how they formed and why they are very different from each other. The course will look at how the earth is always moving and why earthquakes and volcanoes are related to this movement and look at the features that are produced

volcanoVenue: United Reformed Church, Fox Lane, London, N13 4AL
Dates: Tuesday 17th September – 26th November (half-term 22.10.19)
Time: 14.00-16.00
Duration: 10 sessions
Course fee: £89.00 or free if you are in receipt of an income related benefit (only SFA funded).
Course reference: C2420800
Course fee: £89.00


History: Lords and Commoners: Social Class in Medieval England
with George O’Reilly

medieval kingsThe Norman conquest of England after 1066 had enormous consequences for the country with great changes in land ownership, architecture, religion and the class system. The course will examine these changes and some of the key events of the period such as the redistribution of land after 1066, the Black Death, the Peasants' Revolt and the development of Parliament. The course will include a guided walk or visit.

Venue: Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Road, Enfield, EN2 6TG
Dates: Friday 20th September – 29th November (half-term 25.10.19)
Time: 10.00-12.00
Duration: 10 sessions
Course fee: £89.00 or free if you are in receipt of an income related benefit (only SFA funded).
Course reference: C2420805


History: Britain in the Age of Enlightenment
with George O’Reilly

age of enlightenment

The Age of the Enlightenment, sometimes called the Age of Reason, saw a flowering of knowledge in science, philosophy and political and economic theory. The course will outline this process in Britain and examine some of its leading figures such as Isaac Newton, Adam Smith and Mary Wollstonecraft. The course will also look at the influence of the Enlightenment, and reactions to it, in art and literature, in the work of William Hogarth and Jonathan Swift for example. The course will include a visit or guided walk

Venue: Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Road, Enfield, EN2 6TG
Dates: Monday 16th September – 25th November (half-term 21.10.19)
Time: 10.00-12.00
Duration: 10 sessions
Course fee: £89.00 or free if you are in receipt of an income related benefit (only SFA funded).
Course reference: C2420798


Music Appreciation: Turning points and fresh horizons: Why the history of music keeps changing – Part 1
with Alan Mills

T musical instrumentshis course will be based around listening to music from a wide range of periods taken from the last 750 years – up to the present day. All music will be presented against the background of its wider cultural context, which will be discussed alongside the music itself. Some explanation of technical terms in music will be provided, but on the whole this course requires no detailed knowledge, nor does it expect students to be able to read music. All students, however, will be encouraged to take part in class discussions, and to develop greater skills in debating the issues relating to this subject, and to cultural matters in general.

Dates: Wednesday 18th September – 27th November (half-term 23.10.19)
Venue: Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Road, Enfield, EN2 6TG
Duration: 10 sessions
Start time: 13.45 - 15.45
Course fee: £89.00 or free if you are in receipt of an income related benefit (only SFA funded).
Course reference: C2420802


Literature: A tale of 4 cities: Prose and poetry from and about Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh and Manchester – Part 1
with Michael King

muriel spark elspeth davie norman maccaig

So much literature emanates from, and concerns our capital city, London. However, a great deal of writing of real quality has been produced in, or by writers who came from other cities in the United Kingdom.

On this course we will explore writings from four other major cities, namely Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast.

There will be a consideration of a variety of novels, short stories and poetry, looking at what makes these works and their authors distinctive and relevant to the cities in which they were written, or in which the writers lived. For example, concerning Edinburgh, we will explore the poetry of Norman MacCaig, short stories by Elspeth Davie, and a novel by Muriel Spark.

Venue: United Reformed Church, Fox Lane, London, N13 4AL
Dates: Monday 16th September – 25th November (half-term 21.10.19)
Time: 14.00-16.00
Duration: 10 sessions
Course fee: £89.00 or free if you are in receipt of an income related benefit (only SFA funded).
Course reference: C2420806


Film and Media: Nordic cinema with Ruth Mulandi

Scandinavian TV and cinema, alongside literature, has enjoyed global success in recent years, with Nordic Noir having emerged as a leading crime genre. This course will explore its history, introduce the influential works of silent pioneer Carl Theodor Dryer and world cinema 'heavyweight' Ingmar Bergman and trace the emergence of contemporary Nordic film-makers since the Dogma 95 movement of the early 1990s.

Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Road, Enfield, EN2 6TG
Monday 16th September 19.00-21.15 5 sessions
Course fee: £50.00
Course reference C2420872


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