COURSES - AUTUMN 2019 PROSPECTUS
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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
M1 Saving the Earth (20 weeks) Tutor: Guy Horton
1030-1230 Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)
An examination of the threats to the earth at an international, national and local level and how we can best
respond. ‘Climate Justice’ by Mary Robinson will be the course’s central text.
M5 Drawing & Painting - Advanced (20 weeks) Tutor: Lucy Parker
A structured course for students with some experience of drawing and painting who wish to improve their
skills with more challenging exercises. We will still cover the basics of observational drawing and colour theory
through the use of different media to increase your understanding. Find out which media suits you and your
M2 Yoga for All (20 weeks) Tutor: Lucy Deere
1230-1330 Fee: £42 (1 term) or £80 (2 terms)
Open to all levels of experience, this course is designed to help us safely regain flexibility, strength and
stamina. This is a friendly, supportive group and you will be encouraged to practise within your comfort zone.
Classes will also include breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and
wear comfortable clothing.
M3 Gentle Yoga and Mindfulness (20 weeks) Tutor: Lucy Deere
1330-1430 Fee: £42 (1 term) or £80 (2 terms)
Each class will start with gentle yoga (predominately chair based) to ease out tight muscles and joints and
move on to led mindfulness practice. By quietening the mind and increasing our awareness of physical
sensations, thoughts and feelings, we develop the capacity to live fully in the present moment. This, in turn,
can help to release us from past regrets and worries about the future. Please bring a blanket or shawl.
M4 Drawing and Painting – Beginners & Improvers (20 weeks) Tutor: Lucy Parker
1400-1600 Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)
A structured course that will take you through easy and enjoyable exercises in observational drawing and
painting. By using stimulating subject matter we will try out various media: starting with pencil, then moving
on to charcoal and pastels, and ending with watercolours. Please look at my website at www.lbparker.com.
M8 An Introduction to Social Anthropology (20 weeks) Tutor: Dr Jonathan Newman
1430-1630 Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)
We will examine different ways that people worldwide see and understand their lives and we also consider
different ways to explore our own ways of being in the world. These are classes for explorers who want to see
much more of the world without necessarily leaving their home.
M6 Marine & Landscape Watercolour Technique (20 weeks) Tutor: Mick Bensley
1500-1700 Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)
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.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday
TH27 Art & Visual Culture 1100-1600: Medieval to Renaissance (20 weeks) Tutor: Jackie Parry
1000-1200 Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)
This course looks at key themes including the theory and function of religious art, and art at the Renaissance
court. It will look at artists such as Simone Martini and Botticelli as well as buildings, including Saint Denis and
Westminster Abbey, and sculpture. It will also consider male and female patronage in Italy and the changes in
art brought by the Reformation, the Catholic Counter- Reformation and El Greco. There will be a gallery visit
TH31 French Lower Intermediate (20 weeks) Tutor: Claire Peligry
1030-1200 Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)
This is a course for those who have covered just the basics of a beginners’ course and want to develop their
knowledge of the grammar and language further. We will be looking at the language you need in different
situations: giving more information about yourself and your family, asking for directions, understanding
weather predictions, making purchases and travel arrangements, etc. There will be plenty of speaking and
listening opportunities for practice and we will be using videos from time to time.
TH32 Stained Glass Art for Beginners & Improvers (5 weeks, starting 7 November) Tutor: Janice Farrar
1030-1230 Fee: £47
The course will cover the key techniques for producing quality stained glass – design, composition, colour,
cutting, foiling, soldering and assembling. We will look at the use of stained glass in panels, mirrors, sculpture
and jewellery. Students will work under expert supervision to design and create their own pieces. Cost of
materials and personal equipment not included.
TH30 Stained Glass Art – Intermediate (5 weeks, starting 7 November) Tutor: Janice Farrar
1330-1530 Fee: £47
This course is for those who have completed an Improvers course and wish to develop further their skills in
creating stained glass art. Participants will improve and develop techniques onto lamps, terrariums and
mirrors, or produce their own individual pieces, under the supervision of the qualified instructor. Cost of
TH28 The Ancient Foundations of Modern Politics (20 weeks) Tutor: Neil Phillips
A close look at what ancient (Greek & Roman) writers actually wrote about how people make societies and
how they should be made, using selections from texts and assessing in each class how insightful we think they
are and how they relate to modern political ideas.
TH29 Life Drawing & Portraiture (20 weeks) Tutor: Amanda Davidson
The study of the human form is essential to improving your figurative painting. Our models are varied and
pose in costume and nude. You are free to work in any medium such as charcoal, pastel or paints with poses
lasting from 10-40mins or longer with a short break. This course is aimed at students and professionals with
helpful guidance throughout. There will be a fee of £5 each session for the model.
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: Viviana Coston
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.
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: Viviana Coston
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
members of the group.
Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday
Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Whiteway Book Club
It is intended to launch a Whiteway Book Club (Reading Group) which would meet in the Round Room in the
Centre at this time once every four weeks. If you are interested in joining and would like to attend the
inaugural meeting on 24 September, please phone 07913 753493 or email email@example.com.
T11 Art & Visual Culture 1600-1850: Academy to Avant Garde (20 weeks) Tutor: Jackie Parry
This course shows how the idea of art develops during this period. It looks at innovations in artistic practice
and changes in traditional structures of patronage. As well as exploring painting and sculpture, it also considers
architecture, urbanism and landscape gardening. Key topics include Baroque Rome; Dutch painting in the
Golden Age; Georgian London; the Paris Salon; the Romantic artist; and the impact of the discovery of the
South Pacific. There will a gallery visit each term.
T12 Beginning Bridge (20 weeks) Tutor: Peter Clinch
Learn the fascinating game of contract bridge from first principles - no prior card knowledge necessary! We will
learn using the tool of mini-bridge, building up to an appreciation of the fundamentals of the full game.
T13 Information Technology Workshop (20 weeks) Tutor: Ray Gibson
1400-1600 Fee: £70 (1 term) or £130 (2 terms)
Do you struggle to use a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone? Are you a complete beginner or do you know some
of the basics but want to know more? In this course you will learn and practise at your own pace under the
guidance of our friendly tutor. He will teach a series of topics related to hardware, software and the internet,
while there is always space reserved for student questions. Make use of the Centre’s laptops or bring your own
device, whether laptop, iPad, tablet or smartphone.
T15 French Intermediate Conversation (20 weeks) Tutor: Claire Peligry
1400-1530 Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)
The emphasis in this course will be on conversation and is designed to build confidence, improve
pronunciation and develop your knowledge of French vocabulary and grammar.
T14 Marine & Landscape Watercolour Technique (20 weeks) Tutor: Mick Bensley
This course is also offered on Monday.
T16 Creative Writing (20 weeks) Tutor: Claudia Gould
1900-2100 Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)
If you suspect you might have a book in you - or even a couple of short stories or a good joke - come and meet
other writers and want-to-be writers. Try out your ideas, practise your prose and enjoy good talk about
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
F36 Cities, Towns and Villages of Sussex (10 weeks) Tutor: Dr Geoffrey Mead
1000-1200 Fee: £84
‘Cities, towns and villages of Sussex’ studies their location and origin, their growth and sometimes decline,
their social and built character, and the development of larger communities into centre and suburbs. A field
trip will be part of this course.
F39 How the Mediterranean Was Made (5 weeks, starting 8 November) Tutor: Dr Tony Corrigan
1000-1200 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.
F37 Spanish Lower Intermediate (20 weeks) Tutor: Maria Simons
A course for learners who have already completed a beginners course and can get by in everyday situations
(ordering food, shopping, providing personal information etc.). We aim to develop your confidence talking in
Spanish in a variety of topics such as holidays, hobbies, transport, your town etc. as well as expand your
knowledge of the culture of the Spanish speaking countries. The emphasis will be on listening and speaking
but also some grammar and written work will be covered as appropriate.
F35 Spanish Upper Intermediate 1 (20 weeks) Tutor: Maria Simons
1200-1330 Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)
This is a course for learners who have completed 2 years of studying the language and wish to develop their
fluency and confidence in Spanish as well as expand their knowledge of the Hispanic culture. The emphasis
will be on listening and speaking but also some grammar and written work will be covered as appropriate.
F38 Spanish Upper Intermediate 2 (20 weeks) Tutor: Maria Simons
A course for learners who have completed 3 years of learning Spanish and wish to continue to improve their
vocabulary, fluency and range of tenses. You will develop your language skills to describe experiences, events,
hopes and express your opinion on a variety of topics.
F34 Mixed Media (20 weeks) Tutor: Amanda Davidson
After a refresher on each of watercolour, acrylics, oils, pastels, charcoal, pen & ink, and pencil, you will be set
the challenge of creating your own project using at least three of these media. We will follow this through into
the Spring Term to explore which media work together most successfully. A fun and creative course for those
who wish to develop their own artistic style.
Summer Term 2019 23 Apr – 8 Jul half-term 27-31 May.
Autumn Term 2019 23 Sept – 6 Dec half-term 28 Oct – 1 Nov.
Spring Term 2020 13 Jan – 27 Mar half-term 17 – 21 Feb.
Summer Term 2020 20 Apr – 6 Jul half-term: 25 – 29 May.
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