This course, taught by a local marine artist and illustrator, is open to beginners and those with some
experience. The tutor will demonstrate each stage of the painting and explain techniques, basic drawing,
composition and colour mixing, guiding students individually through their own project or one set by him.
This course is also offered on Tuesday.
M7 Continuing Bridge (10 weeks) Tutor: Peter Clinch
1900-2100 Fee: £84
A course for those who have played a bit of bridge, and who want to improve their bidding and play. Ideal for
those who have been learning for up to a year, or who are coming back to the game after a pause.
M9 How the Mediterranean Was Made (5 weeks, starting 4 November) Tutor: Dr Tony Corrigan
1500-1700 Fee: £42
We will explore the geological processes that formed the Basin including the basics of plate tectonics and how they work in the Mediterranean; how the Alps formed and where the huge range of rocks, fossils and minerals came from. We will discuss how geology has influenced the migration of fauna and flora and the development of civilisations. Volcanoes, earthquakes, climate change and huge sea level changes have all had considerable impacts, not least upon the archaeological heritage of the area. This course is additional to those shown in the printed prospectus.
W18 The Age of Beethoven (20 weeks) Tutor: Dr Peter Copley
0930-1130 Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)
2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth. His lifespan (1770-1827) saw music transformed
almost beyond recognition. This course will study music composed in this period which saw the end of the
classical style and the dawning of what came to be known as romanticism.
W19 Italian Language - Intermediate (20 weeks - starts 2 Oct, class on 11 Dec) Tutor: Nicla Mazzoni
1000-1130 Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)
This course is designed for experienced learners who have completed at least three years of part-time study
before joining the class. Although we will address all four skills (reading comprehension, writing, listening and
speaking), particular emphasis will be placed on oral communication. Practical advice on grammar will be
integrated as appropriate.
W23 Italian Post-Beginners (20 weeks – starts 2 Oct, class on 11 Dec) Tutor: Nicla Mazzoni
1200-1330 Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)
A course for those who have completed a beginners’ course and can get by in everyday situations. It will
develop your confidence talking in Italian on a variety of topics, as well as expand your knowledge of Italian
culture. The emphasis will be on listening and speaking but also some grammar and written work will be covered
as appropriate. This course is additional to those shown in the printed prospectus.
W20 Introducing Archaeology Part 1 (10 weeks) Tutor: Dr David Rudling
1030-1230 Fee: £84
Part 1 of this course (Part 2 will be in autumn 2020) will introduce students to Archaeology, and concentrate
on the practical aspects of the discipline. We will explore what Archaeology covers, the threats to our
archaeological heritage, and the methods (such as aerial photography and field walking) by which we can
discover, investigate and record sites without excavation.
W21 Italian Language & Culture - Advanced (20 weeks - starts 2 Oct, class on 11 Dec) Tutor: Nicla Mazzoni
1500-1630 Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)
This course is designed for confident and experienced learners who have completed at least four years of part-
time study before joining the class or have at least an AS level qualification. The language element will include
speaking, listening, reading and writing skills developed through the study of authentic materials. Particular
emphasis will be placed on oral communication. The cultural part of the course will explore Italian literature
and current affairs.
W22 Spanish for Beginners (20 weeks) Tutor: Maria Simons
1830-2000 Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)
A course for beginners which will enable students to communicate in everyday situations such as ordering
food and drink, shopping, asking for and giving directions and provide personal information. The basic
grammatical structures of the language will be introduced as will aspects of the culture of the Spanish speaking
W24 Exploring the Night Sky (8 weeks, starting 9 October) Tutor: William Joyce
1930-2130 Fee: £68
This series of discussions and practical sessions will introduce participants to the fascinating universe of
astronomy as a popular leisure activity. Students will become familiar with observing a wide variety of
interesting objects and navigating the night sky using our eyes, binoculars or a small telescope. No equipment
is required except a small notebook and pen. These sessions assume little or no previous knowledge and will
provide a sound foundation of basic knowledge and observing experience.
W25 Burning Issues of the Day (20 weeks) Tutor: Arthur Collins
1930-2130 Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)
A lively and friendly round table discussion which seeks to explore the issues underlying and shaping the
burning political, economic and social issues of the day. Subjects may be selected by either the tutor or