Richard III: His Life and Times

Richard III is one of the most enigmatic figures in English history. Was Shakespeare’s hunchback the real man and, if not, why was it so important to present him as evil? This course raises questions about truth, propaganda and tyranny in our own era and examines Richard in the context of the extraordinary times in which he lived, a period of enormous upheaval, uncertainty and change.


Course Tutor
Carole Cusack


Supplied Course Material
Course Booklet


Units & Pricing
8 units / $88 per person


Course Code for Enrolment
D15


Getting Started
1. 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. There are many existing groups that welcome new members. If you wish to start a new group to suit your situation WEA can help you, please note that a minimum of 6 people is required to start a new discussion group.
2. Arrange the meetings: New groups need to decide where and when to meet, and for how long – whatever best suits members' particular situations.
3. 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.


How to Enrol
1. First check the availability of your selection by contacting WEA Sydney. 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).
2. Indicate in what order your Group wishes to study the courses, if more than one course is booked.
3. Download and fill out a copy of the WEA Sydney Discussion Group Program Enrolment Form and send it to the Discussion Group Co-ordinator to enrol.