General Interest Courses

The Age of Chivalry: the Life of Edward III (1312 - 1377)15th Jun to 16th Jun 2019
Tutor: Richard StoneSaturday to Sunday

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The eventful fifty-year reign of Edward III saw the revival of chivalry and the restoration of national prestige following the disastrous reign of Edward II and the treachery of Roger de Mortimer. It was also when the Hundred Years War began….... read more

Mah Jongg - Traditional Chinese way to play8th Aug to 9th Aug 2019
Tutor: Xuzhuang LiThursday to Friday

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Mah Jongg has been known as the Chinese national game for centuries. The beauty of tiles, the variety of rules, the eastern tradition and culture in the playing makes the game 'logical, competitive and addictive'. Contrary to common belief, it is easy to learn how to play this fascinating game, but as in many other games, the more one learns, the more one realises how much one needs to learn, The course will be taught in an enjoyable and relaxing way. All - comers welcome..... read more

Exploring the Celtic Twilight12th Aug to 13th Aug 2019
Tutor: Richard StoneMonday to Tuesday

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The people known to us as the Picts, chronicled by others but not by themselves, speak to us through a rich artistic legacy, notably skilfully and intricately carved stones. This course explores what we can learn of Pictish life and culture from their art and monuments, and begins with an investigation of Post-Roman Britain in the Age of Arthur..... read more

Tai Ji Quan, and Qigong 12th Aug to 14th Aug 2019
Tutor: Clare SkeltonMonday to Wednesday

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Nurture yourself with three days of gentle exercise to enhance your health and well-being. These traditional Chinese health arts, Tai Ji Quan and Qigong (Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung), create stillness in the mind whilst also increasing vitality and fitness. Your ability to relax, your flexibility, co-ordination and balance will improve with practice. Steve Gorwits (instructor with the Longfei Taijiquan Assoc GB, and a BCCMA L2 Coach) will be joining us for one day of the course, bringing his expertise to broaden your experience and to allow us to give you more individual attention. The course is open to everyone, no previous experience is necessary..... read more