Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) courses

Announcement, People's History Museum, Manchester, United Kingdom

Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) courses taking place at PHM in 2015/2016

Workers' Educational AssociationPHM are delighted to be working with the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) to host a series of WEA courses. Booking is required through WEA, all course details are listed below.

WEA Course - Europe, Democracy and Citizenship in the 21st Century
Monday 21 September to Monday 30 November 2015 (Half Term break on Monday 26 October)

Originally a trade agreement over iron and steel, over a number of decades, ‘Europe’ developed into a series of institutions; the European Union, the European Parliament, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Central Bank. Today all of these institutions are under strain. The future of Europe is now an open question.

This course will look at the development of post war Europe; the rise of the European Union and the Euro currency, Nato and foreign policy, migration and citizenship, governance and political parties, and peoples’ responses to austerity and racism across Europe.
Course activities include a visit to the archives of the People’s History Museum to examine relevant documents, and meeting PHM Living History character Gabrielle who explains why she moved from the Caribbean to Manchester in the 1950s. Delivered by WEA tutor Mark Krantz.

  • 1.00pm – 3.00pm
  • Suitable for adults aged 19 and over, all levels and abilities welcome
  • Booking required by contacting WEA on 0151 243 5340 or booking online via WEA’s website. Please quote course ref C3838144
  • £65.10 or free to those in receipt of means tested benefits (please enquire with the WEA)

*Please note this is a ten week course; attendees are required to book onto all ten weeks of the course*

Show Me the Money - Political Economy from 1700 to Present
Friday 25 September to Friday 23 October 2015

From Hogarth’s 1721 painting of the South Sea Bubble which depicts the ‘market’ as an evil wheel of fortune, to the Credit Crunch Lexicon by Simon Roberts which lists the vocabulary of the post 2008 economic crash; art has shaped the way we ‘imagine’ finance.
This five week course explores the history, economics and politics that lie behind the art on display in the museum’s latest changing exhibition Show Me the Money: The Image of Finance, 1700 to the Present. Delivered by WEA tutor Mark Krantz.
1.00pm – 3.30pm
Suitable for adults aged 19 and over, all levels and abilities welcome
Booking required by contacting WEA on 0151 243 5340 or booking online via WEA’s website. Please quote course ref C3838041
£40.30 free to those in receipt of means tested benefits (please enquire with the WEA)
*Please note this is a five week course; attendees are required to book onto all five weeks of the course*


People Make Their Own History, Monday 11 January – Monday 21 March 2016, 1.00pm – 3.00pm (ten week course led by Mark Krantz)

British Photography and Industrial History, Friday 5 February – Friday 4 March 2016, 1.00pm – 3.30pm (five week course led by Mark Krantz)

http://www.phm.org.uk/learning/wea-courses/

Posted: 
11/09/2015