Courses I am teaching 2015-2016

I will be teaching  adult education  courses  in 2015-2016 on Radical  Women and the history of Doctor Who on television

1. From Mary Wollstonecraft to Women’s Liberation: 200 years of  radical women  1790-1970

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The course  will take place  at Aquinas College, Nangreave Road,  Stockport on Mondays, 6.30pm to 8.30pm. This will be a 20 week course spread over the autumn and spring term . Each term may be taken separately.

Autumn term , starting on  14 September  2015

We begin with Mary Wollstonecraft’s Vindication of the Rights of Women (1791) and then go on to the Luddites, Peterloo, the Owenite Feminists, Chartism, Socialism and the long campaign to win Votes for Women which lasted from 1866 to 1928

Spring term, starting on  January 2016

We will begin with women peace campaigners during the First World War, and then go on to women councillors in the 1920s, equal rights campaigns, women volunteers in the Spanish Civil War, women’s role in the Second World War, the fight for equal pay  and the rise of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the late 1960s.

As part of the course there will be 3 walks around Manchester city centre and a visit to the Working Class Movement Library in Salford.

For more information or to book places, please contact  Sheila Lahan; sheila@aquinas.ac.uk. Tel: 0161 419 9163

 2. Radical  women:  1914 to 1979

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I will be teaching a 10 week course on Radical Women 1914- 1979, starting on Wednesday 30th September 2015   at the Working Class Movement Library, 11am – 12.45 pm. .

We will begin with women peace campaigners during the First World War, and then go on to women councillors in the 1920s, equal rights campaigns, women’s unemployed marches in the 1930s, women volunteers in the Spanish Civil War, women’s role in the Second World War, the fight for equal pay and the rise of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the late 1960s.

The course fee will be £80 (employed) or £60 (retired/unemployed/students). For more information or to book a place on the course, please contact me : redflagwalks@gmail.com

 3.  Doctor Who: the story of television classic

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First broadcast on 23 November 1963, Doctor Who is the longest running television science fiction series in the world

This course will look at the history of the programme, beginning with the events which led to the creation of Doctor Who in 1963 by BBC’s head of drama, Sydney Newman, and the producer, Verity Lambert

We will then follow its history over the following five decades, including the Twelve Doctors from William Hartnell to Peter Capaldi and the many companions from Ian and Barbara to Clara. We will also look at the role of producers and script editors such as Terrance Dicks, Barry Letts, John Nathan Turner and Richard Adams. We will discover why Doctor Who was stopped in 1989 and how, against all the odds, it returned in 2005 to critical acclaim and is now viewed by millions, both in Britain and abroad. Each week we will view a number of episodes from each Doctor’s era.

This  will be a  12  week course in the summer term, starting in  April 2016.    The course  will take place on Tuesday  evenings   at Aquinas College, Nangreave Road,  Stockport.

This is a TV clip about the course  from April 2015

For more information or to book places , please contact  Sheila Lahan; sheila@aquinas.ac.uk. Tel: 0161 419 9163

 

 

 

 

 

 

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