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

Autumn 2019

The Individual and society in nineteenth century writing

Carolyn King MA
10am- 12Noon, 10 Weeks , Tues 1st October 2019
Half term 29th October 2019
LCA Members £99, Non-LCA Members £105
Enrol at Reception, Lymington Centre

 Each selected text will examine the social issues of the time and the role of the individual in society; the authors will approach the issues from their different perspectives. The texts to be studied are Charles Dickens Hard Times (1854); Elizabeth Gaskell North and South (1855); and George Eliot Middlemarch (1871-2).

A course outline will be available, and Notes are supplied throughout the course. Please book your place at Reception at The Lymington Community Association.

For further information contact:

Dr Elizabeth Chell, Secretary

E: Elizabeth.chell@btinternet.com

M: 07534300027

Autumn 2019

Literary Techniques

Carolyn King MA
2pm- 4:30pm, 8 Weeks, 8th October 2019
Half term Tuesday 29th Oct 19'
LCA Members £99.00, Non-LCA Members £105.00
Enrol at Reception, Lymington Centre

This course follows last year’s Literary Techniques course with its emphasis on releasing creativity and developing confidence by          introducing a range of techniques in various pieces of literature. You are encouraged to identify your own specific skills and interests and to develop pieces alongside the writing exercises we shall attempt in class. We shall examine certain specific literary techniques e.g.narrative modes and styles, character, point of view, focalisation, as well as explore different genres, such as, ghost, crime, science fiction. There will be practical exercises each week and support will be given to all, both individually and collectively.The Tutor: Carolyn King MA has taught English Literature and Creative Writing at Southampton and the Open Universities. She has also tutored English Literature classes for the WEA, and the LCA Study Group.

A course outline will be available, and Notes are supplied throughout the course. Please book your place at Reception at The Lymington Community Association.

For further information contact:Dr Elizabeth Chell, Secretary

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

 

HISTORY LECTURES
2019 PROGRAMME

Autumn 2019

"The Truths....." A Revisionist History of the United States

Roy Doughty
10am - 12 Noon, Weekly , Thurs 3rd October - Thurs 21st November 2019
Half term 31st October 2019
LCA Members £65, Non-LCA Members £70
Enrol at Reception, Lymington Centre

It’s a unique American story, commencing for Europeans in 1492 but now asking, as so many Americans are, whether the course of events during the subsequent five hundred years have proven the nation’s totemic foundation truths or belie them. America’s unique experiment in modern democracy has rested upon three ideas: “These truths….” as Thomas Jefferson called them, of political equality, inalienable human rights and the sovereignty of the people. Yet today, it seems that whilst America’s 332 million citizens are in love with their republic, increasingly more Americans hate their fellow citizens. The course examines how this has happened, and why.

Please register at Reception

For further Information, please contact

Rose Tainsh, Secretary of the LCA History Group

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

 

Spring one off talk 2020

Bismarck One Day Course with Lunch

Roy Doughty
11am- 2pm, 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
2019 PROGRAMME

Autumn 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, Tuesday 24th Sept to Tuesday 3rd Dec 19'
Half term Tuesday 29th Oct 19'
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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