Spring Courses

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Introduction to Journal Writing for People Living with Health Challenges (Redruth)

Course Starts
Thursday 23/03/2017
Course Notes
Fees £77 (free to those receiving means tested benefits). Thursdays x 8, 1.00pm-3.30pm (no class 6 & 13 April)
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Keeping a journal can be a therapeutic and rewarding experience. This 6 week Journal Writing course will provide a gentle introduction to journaling and to writing techniques that have the potential to enhance wellbeing, whether practiced in a group or used individually.

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Church Explorers: East Cornwall with Dr Joanna Mattingly

Course Starts
Saturday 18/03/2017
Course Notes
Fees: £25 (no concessions) Saturday 10.30am-4.30pm. Meet up: Altarnun Church. Please bring packed lunch and drink with you.
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‘Church Explorers East Cornwall’ focuses on the churches of Altarnun, North Hill and St Neot – Cornwall’s best Perpendicular Gothic churches. Study Altarnun with its stunning Norman font and complete set of c.1535 bench ends; North Hill with similarities to St Neot, though retaining earlier features, while St Neot unusually retains most of its medieval […]

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Introduction to Journal Writing for People Living with Health Challenges (Truro)

Course Starts
Tuesday 21/03/2017
Course Notes
Fees £77 (free to those receiving means tested benefits). Tuesdays x 8, 1.00pm-3.30pm, 4pm finish 1st & last session. (no class 4 & 11 April)
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Keeping a journal can be a therapeutic and rewarding experience. This 6 week Journal Writing course will provide a gentle introduction to journaling and to writing techniques that have the potential to enhance wellbeing, whether practiced in a group or used individually.

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Prayer Factories or Entertainment Centres? – Life & Art of the Medieval Cornish Church (Truro)

Course Starts
Tuesday 17/01/2017
Course Notes
Fees: £77 (free to those receiving most benefits). 10 x Tuesdays 7-9pm, 9.30pm finish 1st & last session. No class 14 Feb
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Cornwall’s medieval churches were the art galleries, theatre and TV of their day as well as ‘factories where prayers were made’. Other themes will include pilgrimage, guilds, local saints’ lives, plays, church houses and ales, crosses, chapels and holy wells. The course aims to introduce students to Medieval Catholic religion with its strange mix of […]

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‘Trenanced’ – Bringing Newquay’s best known Cottages back to life (Newquay) with Joanna Mattingly

Course Starts
Thursday 23/03/2017
Course Notes
Fees: £25.00. Thursday day school 23 March 10.30am - 4.30pm including lunch break
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Trenance Cottages are part of Newquay’s less well-known heritage and one of the oldest listed buildings in the town. They originated as a malthouse on a marsh, built on the site of a medieval dovecote. The day school will explore how the lives of the cottage’s residents were researched and then matched with suitable objects […]

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The Writers of Fowey (Lerryn) with Julie Tamblin

Course Starts
Tuesday 31/01/2017
Course Notes
£48.00. Free to those in receipt of certain benefits. 6 x Tuesdays,,10am - 12noon. 12.30pm finish 1st & last session
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Enjoy a feast of Cornish literature from the Fowey valley. We will explore what has attracted a range of writers to this area over time and how it has inspired their work. We will then study the work of some of these writers in more detail e.g. Daphne du Maurier, Kenneth Grahame and ‘Q’. We […]

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The Slade School of Art on the Eve of the First World War (Lerryn) with Sarah Latham-Phillips

Course Starts
Friday 03/03/2017
Course Notes
Fees: £22 (no concessions). Friday day school 10.30am - 4.30pm including lunch break
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The famous photograph of the Slade School picnic of 1912 introduces some of Britain’s greatest and most innovative artists: Carrington, Gertler, Nash, Nevinson, Bomberg & spencer; all embracing modernity and new ides from Europe. This course introduces the leading members of the British artistic avant-garde studying at the Slade School of Art in 1912.

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Abrahamic Faiths – An International Perspective (Truro) with David Derrington

Course Starts
Thursday 26/01/2017
Course Notes
Fees: £52 (free to those receiving certain benefits); 7 x Thursday mornings 10.30am - 12.30pm (no class 16 Feb)
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This seven week course will investigate and evaluate the origins and development of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and schismatic movements within them (eg Sunni and Shia), focusing on political, as well as spiritual, issues with particular reference to present day conflicts in the Middle East and their political impact both nationally and internationally.

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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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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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