Course date: 14 March 2014
By exploring how to create a beautiful garden by choosing plants that thrive in your particular setting, you will be able to plant your garden for success with the time and resources available.
Course dates: 17 March 2014 - 21 March 2014
Georgian readers were fascinated by dark tales of Gothic horror, filled with virtuous heroines and impossibly handsome heroes. Unlike many novel writers of the time, Jane Austen was having none of it; her heroine, Catherine Morland, discovers for herself that real life is often more disturbing than fiction. On this course we will explore the nature of popular literature against the background of late-18th Century life, fashionable society in Bath and the mercenary operations of the marriage market. The course will include a visit to Blaise Castle, mentioned in ‘Northanger Abbey’, and Beckford’s Tower, on the edge of Bath.
Course date: 18 March 2014
Come and meet Sunday Times bestselling novelist Adele Parks who, in her fantastic new book ‘Spare Brides’, has focussed on a forgotten generation of women that lived against the tumultuous and opulent backdrop of post First World War Britain. She will discuss all of her books and answer questions about her work and life. This will be followed by a book signing and lunch. ‘A beautifully written, thoughtful exploration of love and loss…This is Parks at the top of her consistently excellent game and is one of those rare books you won’t stop thinking about until long after you turn the final page.’ – Daily Mail
Course dates: 19 March 2014 - 21 March 2014
This course is to welcome you to come and do some more dowsing with like minded people and rekindle friendships. New topics, case studies and activities are included by request and updates on previous course outcomes. Evidence of progress from the group dowsing activities of the Denman Dowsers.
Course dates: 21 March 2014 - 23 March 2014
Explore the vibrant medieval world of Chaucer’s Canterbury pilgrims, through pithy character and social analyses of his General Prologue and discussions of several of the tales, including those of The Nun’s Priest, The Pardoner, The Merchant and the feminist Wife of Bath. Lectures will also feature the cult of Becket at Canterbury and Chaucer’s life. There’ll be a Saturday afternoon visit to Ewelme, where his son Thomas and granddaughter (who endowed the almshouses) are buried; followed by tea at Woodstock, where Thomas’s house survives. On Saturday evening you’ll watch nine of the tales in modern English in sensitive abridged versions on DVD.
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