Gothic Cathedrals WEA Sydney

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The great medieval cathedrals of Britain and Europe are extraordinary and beautiful works of architectural and engineering ingenuity that still dazzle and thrill the viewer, yet they were planned and built in times when much of human life was cheap and ugly, brutal and brief. The cathedral was a concrete reminder of what they felt as the close contact between the spiritual and physical worlds. This course seeks to understand the philosophy of Gothic architecture, the society in which it developed, the masons and labourers who built it, and the people whose lives revolved around the activities which took place within it.


Course Author: Carole Cusack

Course Code: D14

Supplied Material: Course Booklet

Units & Pricing: 6 units / $78 per person


Start your Group: Anyone can start a Discussion Group – seek out some like-minded friends or put up a notice in your local library, bookshop or workplace. Please note a minimum of 6 people is required to start a new discussion group.

Arrange the Meetings: New groups need to decide where and when to meet, and for how long – whatever best suits members' particular situations.

Run your Group: Choose a secretary to liaise with WEA and your tutor, a Discussion Leader to chair meetings, a reporter to take discussion notes to send to your tutor, and maybe a librarian to look after the books.

Start the Course: Contact WEA Sydney to enrol. Bookings can be made for one year, divided into two terms – Term 1 commences in February, Term 2 in July (Groups may make forward bookings for popular choices). Please indicate in what order your Group wishes to study the courses, if more than one course is booked.