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History of Christmas Carols

Day of week:
The Amelia , Tunbridge Wells
Mixed Level
10:30 - 13:30
1 week

Tunbridge Wells
This festively themed course will offer you a new perspective on some well known and loved Christmas carols. We will look at the history of a number of familiar songs and discover their true or hidden meanings. We will also discuss the changing role of music in Christmas celebrations, both religious and secular.
By the end of this course, you should be able to
• Explain the histories of some familiar Christmas carols
• Identify the ‘real’ meaning of the words to some familiar Christmas carols
• Describe the use and significance of music within Christmas festivities

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Naomi Dickins

Naomi Dickins graduated from the University of Bristol with a B.A. (Hons) in History and also has an Advanced Diploma in Local Historical Studies from the University of Oxford. She has worked as an archivist, historical researcher and lecturer and recently published a history of Tenterden with Amberley Books. Naomi also has a lifelong love of textile and needle crafts, is an embroidery artist, runs textiles workshops and is a designer for Practical Publishing craft magazines.

View all courses taught by Naomi Dickins here

How will I be taught?

We shall use tutor input and discussion.
You will discuss your learning with the tutor and will be asked to record your progress on a Learning Plan.

What do I need to bring with me?

Apart from a sense of curiosity and an interest in social history you may wish to bring note taking materials.

What can I do next?

We offer a range of history, architecture and social history courses. Please ask at a Centre or go to

What do I need to join the course

An interest in our rich social history.

Getting to your course

Find us

The Amelia
The Amelia
Monson Road
Tunbridge Wells

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code TWL/123866/M/LC.