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         Spring Term Courses

    January 2021 ~ March 2021

Poland: From Greatness to Tragedy
5 Wednesday Afternoons
Tutor: Carl Tighe

Monday 20th, 27th, January & 3rd, 10th,& 17th February 2021

Bradbury Community Centre, Market Street, Glossop, SK13 8AR

2.00 pm ~ 4.00 pm.     

Fee: £32.50 Non-members £27.50 Members

Mendelssohn
Saturday Day School
Tutor: Gareth Curtis

Saturday 23rd January 2021

10.00 am ~ 04.00 pm   Fee: 

Strangers on a Train
Saturday Film Day School
Tutors: Creina Mansfield & Alan Sennett

Saturday 20th February 2021

Partington Theatre, Henry Street, Glossop

10 a.m.  ~ 4 p.m.  Fee: £32.50  (Members £25)

Motive and opportunity for murder are likely to lead to one becoming a suspect after a killing, so how does one commit the crime and get away with it?  Patricia Highsmith’s novel Strangers on a Train supplies a fiendishly simple answer.  With Raymond Chandler adapting the novel for the screen and Alfred Hitchcock directing, the result is a superb psychological thriller.

Joseph Conrad
5 Monday Afternoons
Tutor: Creina Mansfield

Monday 22nd February, 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd March 2021

Bradbury Community Centre, Market Street, Glossop, SK13 8AR

2.00 pm ~ 4.00 pm.     

Fee: £32.50 Non-members £27.50 Members

In 1863 a five year old Polish boy called Josef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski sent a postcard of himself to his grandmother, “to my beloved Grandma who helped me send cakes to my poor daddy in prison” -.  grandson, Pole, Catholic, nobleman – Konrad.  Later he could have added, orphan, gun-runner, attempted suicide, naturalized Englishman, master mariner and others would say, one of the greatest writers of English literature ever.  Henry James old him, “No one has known, for intellectual use, the things you know.  We shall study his 1907 novel The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale.

British Art in the First Half of the 20th Century: From the Slade School to the 1951 Exhibition
5 Tuesday Eveneings
Tutor: Frank Vigon

Tuesday 23rd Februray, 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd March 2021,

Bradbury Community Centre, Market Street, Glossop, SK13 8AR

7.30 pm ~ 9.30. pm.     

Fee: £32.50 Non-members £27.50 Members

The Ottomans - Their Rise & Fall
5 Wednesday Afternoons
Tutor: Michael Tunnicliffe

Wednesday 24th February, 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th March 2021 

Bradbury Community Centre, Market Street, Glossop, SK13 8AR

7.30 pm ~ 9.30. pm.     

Fee: £32.50 Non-members £27.50 Members

This short course examines the social, political and religious history of Turkey during the age of the Ottoman Turks.  It examines their emergence in the 14th century, the capture of Constantinople in 1453 and the vast empire the Ottomans created under rulers like Suleiman the Magnificent.  The course looks at the subsequent decline of the empire to become “the sick man of Europe” and its replacement by the secular regime of Ataturk after the First World War.

The Ottomans attack Mamluk Damascus in 1521

Uncle Joe - J.V. Stalin
Thursday Evening Lecture
Tutor: John Derry

Thursday 25th February 2021

Bradbury Community Centre, Market Street,

Glossop, SK13 8AR

7.30 pm ~ 9.30 pm   Fee: £7 (or £9 on the door)

Joseph Stalin 1894 - Age 16

Powerful Women Series ~ Feminists
4 Thursday Evenings 
Tutor: Valerie Bryson

Thursday 4th, 11th, 18th & 26th March 2021

Bradbury Community Centre, Market Street,

Glossop, SK13 8AR

7.30 pm ~ 9.30 pm   Fee: £7 (or £9 on the door)

Poetry & Pollution ~ The Prospect of a Silent Spring

Saturday Day School 
Tutor: Barry Wood

Saturday 20th March 2021

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