The aim of this short course is to learn about the Bayeux Tapestry, its history, its original purpose, the craftsmanship that went into creating it, and its reliability as an historical source almost 1000 years after its completion. We will discuss theories about the origins of this extraordinary work and look closely at the details of what it depicts whilst discovering clues along the way about the ‘hidden’ voices and messages caught within its stitches.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
• Place the Bayeux Tapestry within the context of British history
• Name one or more of the people featured in the work’s story
• Explain one or more of the techniques used to create the piece
• Discuss the question of what makes this work so valuable
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.
How will I be taught?
We shall use small group work, 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 have 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, Literature and Drama courses in Tonbridge. The tutor can advise, or you can enquire in the Centre or visit our website on www.kentadulteducation.co.uk. Please enrol on any course as soon as possible and at least one week before the start date.
What do I need to join the course
Everyone is welcome to join this course. No prior knowledge is necessary but a good understanding of English is essential. All you need is a sense of enquiry and an interest in History.
Joining your course
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/116548/M/LC.
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