Our Courses

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Religion in the 21st Century (Truro) with David Derrington

Course Starts
Thursday 20/04/2017
Course Notes
Fees: £48 (free to those receiving certain benefits); 6 x Thursdays 10am-12noon, 1st & last session finish 12.30pm
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During the last century, science, atheistic ideologies and consumerism looked set to replace religion. This course, however, examines the staying power of C21 Religion – its inner dynamics and its social and international context – seeking a better understanding of our world and our neighbour.

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Environmental Drivers of Migration (Truro) with Ann Williams

Course Starts
Friday 21/04/2017
Course Notes
Fees: £48 (free to those receiving means tested benefits). 6 x Fridays 2.00pm-4.00pm, 4.30pm finish 1st & last session.
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During this course you will be given a brief history of environmentalism, so that you can join lively and fun debates about current global issues like Climate Change and Migration. Learn how environmental issues affect people, their lives and their environment through discussion and teamwork.

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Researching your Family History: The Next Steps (Looe) with Jackie Casson

Course Starts
Friday 21/04/2017
Course Notes
Fees £50 (free to those receiving means tested benefits). Fridays x 5, 1.00-3.30pm (4pm finish 1st & last session)
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A follow up family history course to the ‘Getting Started’ course, designed to ‘put the flesh on the bones’. So we will look at occupations, military records and newspapers to help us find out what our ancestors were up to.  It is highly desirable that students have attended the ‘Researching Your Family History: Getting Started’ course, […]

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Papercraft and Printing (St Ives) with Jo McIntosh

Course Starts
Tuesday 25/04/2017
Course Notes
Fees: £54 (free to those receiving certain benefits); 7 x Tuesdays 7pm-9pm No class 30 May
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During this course students will learn some basic techniques and knowledge on how to make paper, how to create a 3d paper mache object; make paper from silk fibres; make a simple book; make and use a simple printing block; use found objects to print with and how to make and use a simple stencil.

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Deciphering Cornish Medieval Churches – The Architectural Framework (Truro) with Joanna Mattingly

Course Starts
Tuesday 25/04/2017
Course Notes
Fees: £77 (free to those receiving certain benefits). 10 x Tuesdays 7.00pm-9.00pm, 9.30pm finish 1st & last session. No class 30 May
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Cornwall’s medieval churches are not simple, but complex and little understood structures; this course will look at how and why churches evolved from chancel-nave to three-hall plan and the Cornish context.  This course aims to introduce students to different architectural styles e.g. Romanesque and Gothic, show the wealth of visual and documentary sources for Cornwall and […]

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Lip Reading & HOH Classes (Truro) with Janet Corbett-Marston

Course Starts
Wednesday 26/04/2017
Course Notes
Fees: £42; free to those in receipt of a means tested benefit. Wednesdays 10.30am-12.30pm. No class 31 May
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Lip Reading and Hard of Hearing Classes equip the student with excellent tools and aim to provide far more than just lip-reading skills and can enable deaf people to acquire the knowledge, skills, confidence and other attitudes that they need to manage their communication more effectively with the hearing world. The classes are designed to give graded practice […]

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Lip Reading & HOH Classes (Newlyn) with Janet Corbett-Marston

Course Starts
Thursday 27/04/2017
Course Notes
Fees: £42; free to those in receipt of a means tested benefit. Thursdays 10am-12noon (No class 1 June)
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Lip Reading and Hard of Hearing Classes equip the student with excellent tools and aim to provide far more than just lip-reading skills , they enable deaf people to acquire the knowledge, skills, confidence and other attitudes that they need to manage their communication more effectively with the hearing world. The classes are designed to give graded practice […]

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Writers of the Clay (St Stephen) with Julie Tamblin

Course Starts
Friday 05/05/2017
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Fees £48 (free to those receiving means tested benefits). Fridays x 6, 10.00am-12.00pm (12.30pm finish 1st & last session) No session 2 June.
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Enjoy a feast of Cornish literature from the centre of Cornwall.  We will discuss how this clay mining area has inspired writers from the 19th Century to the present day. We will focus on the work of the three Hocking siblings, Jack Clemo, AL Rowse and Alan M Kent and consider the influence of the […]

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Cornish Railway Explorers (Pool area) with David Ager

Course Starts
Saturday 06/05/2017
Course Notes
Fees: £25 (no concessions) Saturday 10.30am-4.30pm. Meet up TBC. Please bring packed lunch and drink with you.
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This fascinating railway day out offers WEA students the opportunity to visit a number of sites of historical interest with reference to railway history in Cornwall. As this is an outdoor visit and therefore students need to dress according to the weather forecast, with good walking footwear. Bring a camera, notebook and pen/pencil and a […]

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Cornish Cross Explorers: Cardinham & Lanivet with Andrew Langdon

Course Starts
Wednesday 10/05/2017
Course Notes
Fees: £7.50 (no concessions) Meet Cardinham Church 2pm
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This visit will focus on medieval crosses and related sculpture in the churchyards of Cardinham and Lanivet where you will have the opportunity to examine and consider some of the best churchyard crosses in the area, discussing their historical context, dating, function, decoration and management. This is an outdoor visit and therefore students need to […]

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