History - Christmas Through the Ages | Corn Exchange, Tunbridge Wells

History - Christmas Through the Ages at Corn Exchange, Tunbridge Wells

History - Christmas Through the Ages at Corn Exchange, Tunbridge Wells

Price: £35.00 Starts: 30/11/2019 Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Tutor: Naomi Louise Dickins Ends: 30/11/2019 Location: Corn Exchange, Tunbridge Wells
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: SAT Duration: 1 weeks

About this course

Tunbridge Wells
Christmas Through the Ages
The celebration of Christmas has been a feature of the British calendar for over a thousand years – but how far back into that history can we date our favourite Christmas traditions and what other traditions have we lost or altered along the passage of those ten centuries? This short course will examine the origins and histories of some of our favourite festive customs, considering popular, religious and political and influences upon our seasonal celebrations.

By the end of this short course you should be able to:
• Name and describe one or more of the customs or traditions associated with Christmas in the British Isles
• Outline and debate the purported origins of one or more of these customs
• Describe and discuss the reasons for the continuation - or cessation – of one or more British Christmas customs

How will I be taught?

We shall use small group work, tutor input and discussion.
You will complete an end of course evaluation of your achievement of the session.

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 courses in Tonbridge, mostly on Thursdays and Saturdays. 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.

About the Tutor: Naomi Louise 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.

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Corn Exchange
Lower Pantiles
Tunbridge Wells
Tunbridge Wells

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code TWL/77186/H/NC.
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