Humanities

Discover Lancashire’s Lost Castles or start your Creative Writing journey with one of our fascinating Humanities courses.

  • Christmas in the Trenches December 1914 (Live Online Classroom)
    Humanities
    Christmas is always a special time of peace, family and friendship. In this session we will discover how Christmas was celebrated during a time of great upheaval and violence: the Great War 1914-1918. We will look at the celebration both at home and in the trenches; some of the personal stories of Christmas through letters and diaries and discover the truth behind the famous football match in no-man's land.
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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 07/12/2020
      13:00 to 15:30
      1 day course
      Cost: FREE
    • Online Course
      WED - 09/12/2020
      18:00 to 20:30
      1 day course
      Cost: FREE
  • Discover: The History of Witchcraft in Britain (Live Online Classroom)
    Humanities
    This course is designed to give the learner an introduction to witchcraft and the origins of Halloween in Britain. We will discover the early pagan festivals and practices that developed into Wicca and other forms of witchcraft. We will be looking at the signs and practises that might lead you to be accused of witchcraft in previous centuries and how you would be tested as a witch. We will investigate some of the famous witch trials in Britain, for example the case of the Pendle Witches, and the fate of those accused. We will also see how witchcraft is practised today.
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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 09/11/2020
      09:30 to 12:00
      4 week course
      Cost: FREE
  • Discover: Lancashire ‘The Workshop of the World’ (Live Online Classroom)
    Humanities
    This one off session will introduce learners to the development of Lancashire as the ‘workshop of the world’. We will look at the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution in Lancashire, its natural resources, the development of the coal and textiles industries that made Lancashire the centre of the Industrial Revolution not just in England but in the world. We will also discover some of the famous men and women of Lancashire who made an impact in industry and social reform and the impact of the industrial revolution on the lives of the people of Lancashire.
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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 10/11/2020
      13:00 to 15:30
      4 week course
      Cost: FREE
  • Gunpowder, Treason and Plot: The History of Bonfire Night (Live Online Classroom)
    Humanities
    This one-off session is an introduction to the origins of Bonfire night and history of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. We will be looking at the reasons for the plot, the plot itself and its aftermath and then the tradition of bonfires and the burning of effigies.
    We will look at some of the different traditions that have developed around the country.
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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 02/11/2020
      10:00 to 12:30
      1 day course
      Cost: FREE
  • History of Christmas During the Norman to Victorian Times (Live Online Classroom)
    Humanities
    Christmas is always a special time of peace, family and friendship. In this session we will discover how Christmas was celebrated from Norman times to the 19th century. We will look at the differing practises and which have developed into our modern Christmas of presents, tinsel and Christmas trees. We will discover the lagan origins of some of our traditions and also see the differing role of the church and secular traditions through the history of Christmas.
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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 08/12/2020
      10:00 to 12:30
      1 day course
      Cost: FREE
  • Hubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble: A History of Witchcraft in Britain
    Humanities
    This one off session is an introduction to witchcraft and the origins of Halloween. We will be looking at the signs and practises that might lead you to be accused of witchcraft. We will also discover the early pagan festivals and how they have developed into our modern Halloween. We will also look at one of the famous witch trials in Britain, the case of the Pendle Witches, and the fate of those accused....
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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 21/10/2020
      18:00 to 20:30
      1 day course
      Cost: FREE
  • Introduction to Creative Writing for Beginners (Live Online Classroom)
    Humanities
    On this short introduction course, you will learn how to start to unleash your creative side and develop your writing in an original style. You will learn the principles of writing fiction. You will learn how to develop characters, establish a sense of place and time in your writing, use dialogues and experiment with writing styles.
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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 11/11/2020
      18:00 to 20:30
      4 week course
      Cost: FREE
  • Lancashire Lost Castles
    Humanities
    This one off session will introduce learners to the Norman Castles of Lancashire. Built in the 200 years after the Norman Conquest, Lancashire had the greatest concentration of Norman castles in the country. The session will investigate the design of early castles and how the design changed in response to innovation. We will also look at some of the famous, and some of the not so famous, castles of Lancashire....
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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 03/11/2020
      13:00 to 15:30
      1 day course
      Cost: FREE
  • Shakespeare's Writing for Beginners
    Humanities

    This course will introduce you to the work of William Shakespeare and some of the issues raised by his plays and the position they hold in the modern world. 

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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 04/11/2020
      18:00 to 20:30
      1 day course
      Cost: FREE

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