The World of The Venerable Bede: Anglo-Saxon And Celtic Britain

The Venerable Bede (c.673-735) was one of the leading scholars in early medieval Europe and ‘father’ of English history. He lived during one of the most vibrant periods of Anglo-Saxon civilization and played an important role in its evolving society. This society witnessed the transformation of England both religiously and socially with the spread of learning and literacy, a greater sense of unity among its peoples, opportunities for increased travel abroad, and a great flowing of the arts – in manuscript illumination and copying, architecture, the decorative arts and music. All of these aspects of Bede’s society will be covered in this course.

COURSE INFORMATION

Course Author: Robert Forgacs

Course Code: D200

Supplied Material: Course Booklet, CDs + USB

Units & Pricing: 6 units / $78 per person

GETTING STARTED

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.