List of forthcoming events for WEA (Workers' Educational Association) Richmond Branch:
American History: Early Settlement to the Regan Presidency
05 January 2021 - 30 March 2021
This course is aimed at anyone who wonders how American democracy, its economy and society developed from small British colonies to the behemoth we know today.
Course Code: C2422082
Russian Folk Tales
08 January 2021 - 20 March 2021
We shall explore the fascinating world of Russian folk tales. We shall read a variety of folk tales and legends (in English translation), consider the context to the tales, look at the history of recording folk tales in Russia, study approaches to analysing folk tales, and finally get acquainted with modern Russian stories that use folk motifs.
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Course Code: C2422079
The Great Spanish Artists
12 January 2021 - 16 February 2021
Enjoy this journey through Spanish art from the medieval world to the present day. The work of the artists who are "hidden from history" which include many women artists. Frequently paintings are linked to musical creations - operas, ballets - there will be opportunities of enjoying the music during the sessions.
Course Code: C2422080
Besides the Wench is Dead: Women in Victorian Literature
13 January 2021 - 17 February 2021
The course serves as an introduction to Victorian literature. The subject is vast and we shal explore only a fraction of the role of women in Victorian poetry and prose. We will read once core text: Hardy's Tess f the D'Urbervilles and examine extracts from several other authors.
Course Code: C2422081