University of Leicester eBulletin

Plenty on Offer for a Stimulating Summer!

May 2002
No 110

The University of Leicester's Institute of Lifelong Learning is offering people a walk on the wild side!

The University's adult learning centre, Vaughan College, still has places for a Saturday course on 8 June - Flowers and Wildlife of Old Railway Habitats. An indoor morning session and lunch at Vaughan College will be followed by an afternoon field visit to one or more old railway sites with the tutor John Sears.

A more serious and topical subject is explored on Saturday, June 15 when Vaughan College will be the venue for a day school on Terrorism and Political Ideology given by Richard Thackrah. Among the questions to be considered will be: how can nations stop more deadly forms of terrorism developing and will solving the world's regional conflicts end terrorism?

Black and Ethnic Studies on Saturday, June 22 is intended as a 'taster' course for anyone interested in enrolling for the Certificate of Higher Education in Black and Ethnic Studies, to be offered at Vaughan College from September 2002. The tutor will be Anthony Ramsey and the day will outline the historic development of Black and Ethnic Studies, and will identify the subject's origins and scope.

Jane Adams will be the tutor for Preparing to be Published on Saturday, June 29. Jane has been teaching on the Creative Writing courses at Vaughan College this year and will be one of the tutors on the new Certificate in Creative Writing which begins on Wednesday evenings in late September.

In July, students can delve into Antony and Cleopatra - a three day course (1-3 July) led by Mary Mestecky, including a coach visit to Stratford for a talk on the stage history of the play and a seat at the evening performance on 2 July.

On Tuesday 16 July, Thomas Cook will be the subject of David Brandon's dayschool at Vaughan College. This informative and stimulating course will appeal to those interested in local history, social and cultural history, the Victorian period and the history of railways. 

Also taking place on 16 July from 10 am - 4 pm will be Talking Pages: Dialogue and Storytelling with Jane Adams and Stuart Hill. The course continues from 2 - 7 pm on Wednesday 17 July, with an evening of storytelling performed in the grounds of the Jewry wall Museum.

For further details of these courses, for a copy of our part-time Degree, Diploma and Certificate Courses booklet, or to reserve a copy of the College prospectus for the year ahead, please telephone 0116 251 7368, email lifelonglearning.vau@le.ac.uk. Early enrolment is required as spaces are limited.

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