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
2019 PROGRAMME

Spring 2019

Literary Modernism

Carolyn King MA
10am- 12Noon, 10 Weeks , Tues 15th Jan
Half term 19th February
LCA Members £99.00, Non-LCA Members £105.00
Enrol at Reception, Lymington Centre

This course will investigate key texts from Literary Modernism,Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway, T.S. Eliot The Four Quartets, and James Joyce, Ulysses. These are all key texts of literary modernism and cover a range of genres, the novel, poetry and experimental forms; all are innovative in both form and structure. We will discuss ways in which these texts are Modernist and how they both develop and break with traditional literary forms.The course is delivered expertly by Carolyn King MA.  Carolyn, who has taught Literature Courses within the Centre for many years, facilitates discussion on key themes so that the group actively participates in discussion. No qualifications are needed to enrol. The course will be held in the Phoenix Room. Tea/coffee and biscuits are served at 11 am.

Spring 2019

Literary Techniques Term 2: The Short Story

Carolyn King M.A.
2.00pm- 4.30pm, 9 Weeks, Tuesday 15th January
Half term 19th February
LCA Members £110.00, Non-LCA Members £115
Enrol at Reception, Lymington Centre

This course will investigate methods and procedures for beginning to write short stories. We will consider various genres, fairy tale, crime stories, and explore these as exercises in the group. Short stories by Virginia Woolf, William Trevor, The Distant Past, Ernest Hemingway, A Very Short Story, will be discussed as models. The course aims to develop key strategies to enable you to begin your own short story, and to develop your ideas. We will discuss various techniques, including structure, plot, character, showing and telling, focalisation, and show how these are crucial to the production of the short story.The course is delivered expertly by Carolyn King MA.  Carolyn, who has taught Literature Courses within the Centre for many years, facilitates discussion on key themes so that the group actively participates in  discussion. No qualifications are needed to enrol.

 

 

 

HISTORY LECTURES
2019 PROGRAMME

Spring 2019

The Reign of Edward VII (1901- 1910)

Geraldine Beech
10am- 12 Noon, 8 Weeks , Thurs 10th Jan - Thurs 7th March 2019
Half term
LCA Members £75, Non-LCA Members £80
Enrol at Reception, Lymington Centre

The reign of Edward VII is often presented as a halcyon period before World War I, but for most people it was nothing of the kind.  Despite  his reputation as a playboy Prince of Wales, Edward VII was an able and outward-looking king who brought a new style of monarchy after the long reign of Queen Victoria.  With family connections to most of the royal houses of Europe, he helped pave the way for the Anglo-French Entente Cordiale of 1904 and was the first British monarch to visit Russia.  His reign was a time of enormous social and technological change in Britain.

Domestic politics were dominated by debates about education, by the often violent struggle for women’s suffrage, by the rise of socialism, and by Lloyd George’s showdown with the House of Lords.  And cars, aeroplanes, radio and gramophones revolutionised travel and entertainment.  Edward VII was 59 when he came to the throne; this course will also look at his life before monarchy, as well as some of the key political figures of his reign – Asquith, Balfour, Churchill and Lloyd George.

GENERAL ART
2019 PROGRAMME

Spring 2019

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, Tues 8th Jan- Tues 19th March 2019
Half term Tues 19th Feb 2019
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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