Reading and Thinking

Brush strokes of history

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Mondays, 10.30am – 12.30pm
20 January – 23 March (except 17 February)
£73 / £45 for 9 sessions

Tutor: David Price

How do great paintings reflect important historical events? Discover how art can reveal fascinating aspects of contemporary society. A history course with art at its heart.

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Exploring art: Ten iconic buildings

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Wednesdays, 10.30am – 12pm
22 January – 2 April (except 19 February)
£73 / £45 for 10 sessions

Tutor: Miriam Gill

Trace the history of architecture and culture through ten iconic buildings. See how form and function have been combined in previous centuries and how new requirements and materials have led to innovative forms and iconic visual statements.

 

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Reading & thinking: Classic Irish writing

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Tuesdays, 7pm – 9pm
28 January – 31 March (except 16 February)
£73 / £45 for 9 sessions

Tutor: Richard Gill

Revel in the verbal wit and enjoyable experimentation in the plays, fiction, and poetry of Wilde, Synge and Joyce. It is a literature that draws life from folk roots and helps to define Ireland’s national identity.

 

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Art examined: Early twentieth century sculpture

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Wednesdays, 1pm – 3pm
4 March – 10 April
£48 / £30 for 5 sessions

Tutor: Miriam Gill

Early twentieth-century sculpture witnessed a profusion of forms, materials and techniques. Discover and discuss how innovative sculptors extended the boundaries and redefined the nature of this art form.

 

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