Down Memory Lane: Famous Poems We Knew and Loved

We all have snippets of poetry in our minds, whether its “Tyger, tyger burning bright ..”, or “shall I compare thee to a summer's day ..”, , but not all of us know the whole poems from which famous lines come, who write them, or what their proper context is. This entertaining course presents a multitude of excerpts from famous, well-loved poems and is organised into separate themes: descriptive poetry, love poems, eulogies and nonsense poems, Australian examples, and patriotic ideas. Enjoy some of the greatest writing in English – and be reminded of the cycle of your lives, and the moments when you first read these wonderful works.

Course Tutor
Judy Hartshorne

Supplied Course Material
Course Booklet

Units & Pricing
5 units / $68 per person

Course Code for Enrolment

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.