LCA Classes

General and course enquiries should be directed to Reception at the Lymington Centre by using the general contact form here.

Enrolment and Payment of Fees
To book a place, students should fill in the form below or contact The Lymington Centre Reception directly before attending, as numbers are limited for some courses. This may be due to the limitations of seating in the available accommodation or because the lecturer has set a maximum class size . Course fees become payable at enrolment. This can be done via Reception or at the first class in the course.

Cheques should be made payable to “Lymington Community Association”. We are also able to accept payment by debit or credit card at Reception.

ENGLISH LITERATURE LECTURES
2020 PROGRAMME

Spring 2020

The Russian Novel

Carolyn King MA
10am- 12Noon, 10 Weeks , Tuesday 14th January 2020
Half term 18th February 2020
LCA Members £99, Non-LCA Members £105
Enrol at Reception, Lymington Centre

This course will investigate prime examples of the Russian novel in the pre-Revolutionary period. Novels for analysis include: Fathers and Sons Ivan Turgenev (1862), Crime & Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky 1866; and Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy 1877. We shall examine differing aspects of Russian Society, class structures, and personal characteristics in all three novels, and we will also consider how far the society portrayed is evident of pre-Revolutionary tensions. It is recommended that as all these novels are in translation, we will use the same edition and the Oxford World Classics is recommended for its clarity and supporting notes. There will be a coffee/tea break at 11am.

If you are new, try a taster session for £10 LCA Member or £12 Non LCA Member. If you enjoy it and want to join, this sum will then be deducted from the rest of the course fee! All are welcome!

For further information contact:

Dr Elizabeth Chell, Secretary

E: Elizabeth.chell@btinternet.com

M: 07534300027

Spring 2020

Literary Techniques

Carolyn King MA
2pm- 4:30pm, 8 Weeks, 21st January 2020
Half term 18th February 2020
LCA Members £99.00, Non-LCA Members £105.00
Enrol at Reception, Lymington Centre

This course follows previous literary technique courses with an emphasis on releasing creativity and developing confidence by examining key techniques in literature. Students are encouraged to identify their own particular skills and interests and to develop pieces on the writing exercises we shall attempt in class. We shall examine specific literary techniques, narrative modes, point of view, focalisation, and different genres. Practical exercises will be explored each week and support will be given to all both individually and collectively. Students of all levels of experience are welcome on this course.

There will be a tea/coffee break mid-way through each afternoon session. If you are new, try a taster session for £10 LCA Member or £12 Non LCA Member. If you enjoy it and want to join, this sum will then be   deducted from the rest of the course fee! All are welcome!

For further information contact:

Dr Elizabeth Chell, Secretary

E: Elizabeth.chell@btinternet.com   M: 07534300027

 

HISTORY LECTURES
2020 PROGRAMME

Spring

British cartography: a history of map making

Geraldine Beech
10am -12noon, 8 Weeks , Thursday 9th January - 5th March 2019
Half term 23rd February 2019
LCA Members £75, Non-LCA Members £80
Enrol at Reception, Lymington Centre

Mapmaking is an ancient and universal skill. British-made maps survive from the 13th and 14th centuries and, despite GIS and sat-nav, maps continue to be made in quantity. This course will look at the development of cartography in this country; the evolution of map literacy; changing techniques and technology; how mapmaking was often driven by the needs and policies of central government; and how British seamen, soldiers, settlers and administrators mapped much of the world outside Britain.

Spring one off talk 2020

Bismarck One Day Course with Lunch

Roy Doughty
10am- 1pm, One off talk with lunch , Thurs 2nd April 2020
Half term
LCA Members £12.50, Non-LCA Members £15.00
Enrol at Reception, Lymington Centre

One off course with Lunch included in price (Sandwiches,Cake,Tea/Coffee).

“Otto von Bismarck. The Iron Chancellor of the German Imperial Reich and the Creative Destroyer of Twentieth Century Europe”

It was said his powerful personality commanded and disarmed both supporters and opponents for nearly four decades. He lied all his life, moving between truth and lies with consummate ease. He could be kind and cruel, emotional and cold, sensitive and heartless, honest and devious. He had stupendous intellectual powers, a great capacity for work behind a deceptive facade of laziness and from 1862 he was Chancellor of Prussia and from 1871 until 1890, Chancellor of the unified Imperial German Second Reich. Three successful European wars allowed his creation the German Reich. He facilitated a unified Italy and the erstwhile Ottoman Balkan provinces becoming nation states. He re-shaped central Europe and the Balkans such that his policies of creative destruction moulded the course of European history beyond 1945.

Please register at Reception

For further Information, please contact

Rose Tainsh, Secretary of the LCA History Group

E: rosetainsh@yahoo.co.uk M: 07966489659

GENERAL ART
2020 PROGRAMME

Autumn 2020

General Art and Drawing: An Art Course for those wishing to explore a range of media.

Caroline Bannon
Tuesdays 09.15am -11:15am, 10 weeks, Tuesday 7th Jan to Tuesday 17th March 20'
Half term 18th February
LCA Members £90, Non-LCA Members £95
Enrol at Reception, Lymington Centre

A practical 10 week art course that encompasses a range of drawing and painting media. These are explored in the context of a project that evolves over the 10 week period.
Students are encouraged to develop their work, under the guidance of the tutor, towards a personal style.
Please bring art materials of your choice to the first class.

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