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ADULT EDUCATION COURSES, WORKSHOPS, TALKS, TOURS, EVENTS 2019
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 SPRING 2019
ADULT EDUCATION COURSES
Setting up a lesson in the Macquoid Room at Preston Manor, Brighton Photo: Bruce Tobias
1A Pelham Street, Brighton, BN1 4FA tel 01273 667704/88
All courses taught on Pelham Street campus unless otherwise stated e.g. Preston Manor (historic house)
Sessions are relaxed and friendly and there is no homework.
THERE MAY BE PROBLEMS ENROLLING FOR MET COURSES ONLINE AT THE MOMENT -  IF SO, TELEPHONE 01273 667704 MONDAY TO FRIDAY OR ENROL IN PERSON AT PELHAM STREET - CONTACT ME IF PROBLEMS.
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Gorgeous Georgians: Life in eighteenth century England
Gorgeous, grand, ghastly, grotesque, greedy, gin-drinking, gluttonous, gamblers –   inventive, fabulously wealthy, devastatingly poor Georgians. We look at high and low society, including some interesting personalities of the period.
Course aims and information:
We study the elegant magnificence of the buildings and stunningly lavish life of a small handful of society contrasted with the devastatingly poor members of the lower class who lived in abject poverty and the grim goings-on of the underworld of pickpockets, prostitutes, thieves, gamblers and gin-drinkers – of all classes.

Not only a time of intrigue, debt and excess but also many interesting and colourful personalities – men and women who wrote, painted, sculpted, made beautiful gold, silver glass or pottery, dressed in the extremes of fashion, were witty or worthless, talented, intellectual but never dull. A hugely fascinating period.

Illustrated with books, maps, slides, video and prints.

10 weeks Monday 1.30-3.30pm starting 14 January
Pelham Street campus.  Ref no: CL0059-1C     Fee: A £119  B £90 C £69
Enrol in person at Student Centre, Pelham Street, Tel 01273 667704

https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/brighton/study-at-the-met/courses/history-gorgeous-georgians-life-in-eighteenth-century-england   
ONLY TWO PLACES LEFT

MET  at Whitehawk Inn Community Centre Whitehawk Rd BN2 5NS
Elegance and Enlightenment: English society in the 18th Century
      This was a time of enlightenment, the arts, culture, literature, the Grand Tour, scientific experiment and observance of nature.  An age of travel with improvements to roads and carriages which led to coaching inns and the beginnings of consumerism and shopping - but also a period of great poverty. This era saw new ideas and advancement in every form and was the beginning of our modern society.
10 weeks Wednesday 1-3pm 
start 16 January
                                   Fee £75 EBPC £30 Benefits £10 Tel: 01273 682222 
ONLY TWO PLACES LEFT


< PRESTON MANOR 
Preston Drove, BN1 6SD                                        
(Free parking, buses stop almost outside, train stations nearby)

Culture and Society Between the Wars 1918-1939

If you would like to study in the unique setting of a fabulous historic house and you like history and literature of the 1920s and 30s this course is definitely for you.
Course aims and information:
We study how life changed after the First World War – high living for the wealthy declined with lack of servants, but cultural life took on a particular aspect reflected in architecture, design, fashion, music, literature, cinema and distinctive style of Art Deco and Modernism.
Further changes altered everyday living and perceptions, especially how women viewed their role, although little was being done to change their status even though they had contributed so greatly to the war effort and workforce.
Various events had an impact on people’s lives, including the launch of Penguin paperbacks in 1935, which enabled the working-class to purchase books cheaply, thus opening up a whole new world to them; as did cinema-going which reached its height of popularity in the 1930’s and influenced the way people lived
Illustrated with slides, books, texts and film clips including documentary

8 weeks Tuesday 1-3pm Start 22 January  
Pelham Street campus.  Ref no: CM0400-1C   Fee: A £96 B £72 C £24  
Enrol in person at Student Centre, Pelham Street, Tel 01273 667704

https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/brighton/study-at-the-met/courses/history-culture-and-society-between-the-wars-1918-1939   

    Fortnightly Saturdays:
The Novel as Social History: London-second impressions
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Unique course comprising literature, social and cultural history and book club – and lively discussion!  Within the pages of the novel we discover more than a story. We study the social and cultural history by exploring background information we are absorbing unwittingly and which is not the main theme, but which gives us a deeper and clearer understanding of period and general minutiae of everyday life.
Course aims and information:
We study the social and cultural history of the novel by exploring the background information we are absorbing unwittingly and which is not the main theme, but which gives us a deeper and clearer understanding of period and general minutiae of everyday life.
Within every piece of fiction is a wealth of information on culture and social life which can lead us into a deeper understanding of a subject, time or place, period in history, genre, working conditions, habits, style or social trend that we might pursue further, or deepen our knowledge and intensify our interest.  

THIS TERM: We take a further look at London as our theme and writers include Charles Dickens, Henry James, Somerset Maugham, P.G. Wodehouse,  Arnold Bennett, Agatha Christie, Gerald Kersh, Stella Gibbons, Muriel Spark and Colin Wilson. Full reading list is available from tutor and you are expected to participate in group discussions..

5 weeks fortnightly Saturday 11am-1pm starting 26 January
Pelham Street campus.  Ref no: CL0030-1C     Fee: A £62  B £47 C £31
                            Enrol in person at Student Centre, Pelham Street, Tel 01273 667704 
https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/history-the-novel-as-social-history-london2
                               
Varndean College at Holy Cross Church Hall, Woodingdean
(Buses 2, 22, 22A stop outside, car park across road outside library) 
Keep the Homefires Burning: The Homefront in the First World War
We study how when men went to war women went to work. They took on what had been seen as hard and heavy work in factories, on farms, driving buses and trams, working as railway porters and also cinema projectionists. We see the working conditions for nurses on the frontline and read from their letters and also see what life was like on the British homefront - giving us a touching insight into the lives of men and women during this period.
Monday 10am-12pm 6 weeks
28 January (finish 11 March)
Fee £60 concessions £20/20 Tel: 01273 546604 
Enrol in person at Java Cafe (opposite Woodingdean Library) Tuesday 8 January 10am-12noon.
4 PLACES LEFT

Spring SATURDAY
Women, Wartime and the Homefront (WWII)
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For those who are interested in women’s studies and what life was like for them at work and in the home during wartime. Follows on from the autumn Saturday on women in WWI.
Course aims and information:
We study life for women during Wartime and how they coped during the later 1940’s after war ended when life had changed completely. We look at women at war – their occupations in the armed services, as pilots, nurses, typists, working in the Land Army, in factories, in the WRVS and other voluntary organisations, as well as being housewives and mothers. Some women worked as spies or at Bletchley Park tapping out codes on the Enigma machine.
At home during war and after, women had to cope with rationing and learning to ‘make do and mend’ while attempting to remain glamorous keeping up with fashion and cosmetics. Then, when war ended women found it difficult to give up their new independence. Llife in the family changed and so did relationships. Illustrated with slides,and documentary film.

Saturday 16 March 11am-3pm   Ref: CM0163-1C   Fee: £25
Pelham Street campus. 

Enrol in person at Student Centre, Pelham Street, Tel 01273 667704
https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/brighton/study-at-the-met/courses/history-women-wartime-and -the-homefront-wwii

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Short Weekday Evening Course:
Space Light and Speed: 
Art Deco and Modernism 1918-1939


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or those of you who love the iconic style of Art Deco and clean lines of Modernism, this is the course which will explain the difference between the two and discover the influences that made these innovative forms.   
Course aims and information:
The Decorative Movement, Modernism or ‘moderne’, later described as ‘Art Deco’ was based on classical and other influences, including Egyptian - after the 1922 opening of Tutankhamun’s tomb.

The distinctive iconic style of space, light and speed, utilised modern technology 

and innovations such as plastic, chrome, aluminium and electricity. Smooth lines and geometric patterns featured on architecture, advertising, fashion, jewellery, furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting, metalware, technology and cinema.

Illustrated with powerpoint slideshows, books and paintings. and texts.         

5 weeks Tuesday 7-9pm. Start Tue 23 April   
Pelham Street campus Ref:  CL0068-1C    Fee: A £62 B £47 C £31  

Enrol in person at Student Centre, Pelham Street, Tel 01273 667704

https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/brighton/study-at-the-met/ courses/ history-space-light-speed-art-deco-and-modernism-1918-1939-1-day-course 


MET  at Whitehawk Inn Community Centre Whitehawk Rd BN2 5NS
Gorgeous Georgians: Life in eighteenth century England
Gorgeous, grand, ghastly, grotesque, greedy, gin-drinking, gluttonous, gamblers –   inventive, fabulously wealthy, devastatingly poor Georgians. We look at high and low society and study the elegant magnificence of the buildings and stunningly lavish life of a small handful of society contrasted with the devastatingly poor members of the lower class who lived in abject poverty and the grim goings-on of the underworld of pickpockets, prostitutes, thieves, gamblers and gin-drinkers – of all classes.
Not only a time of intrigue, debt and excess but also many interesting and colourful personalities – men and women who wrote, painted, sculpted, made beautiful gold, silver glass or pottery, dressed in the extremes of fashion, were witty or worthless, talented, intellectual but never dull. A hugely fascinating period.

8 weeks Wednesday 1-3pm start 24 April
                                              Fee £tbc EBPC £tbc Benefits £10 Tel: 01273 682222 

Short Weekday Course:
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A Grand Tour of Georgian and Regency Indulgence
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For those of you who are interested in the late Georgian and Regency period and of Brighton and its development. We look at high and low society, including some interesting personalities of the time.
Course aims and information:
We study different influences in architecture and fashion: neo-classicism, Gothick, Egyptian Revival and Chinoiserie style, including town and country gardens, grounds, public buildings, fashion and manners.
           
Excesses and vast wealth of a small section of society make us forget the other side of the Regency. Great poverty and hardship for the poor. We consider their conditions and contrast domestic society from aristocracy to residuum, including food, dining, household management, the role of servants and daily life above and below stairs in ta Regency town house.

Jane Austen and the Regency go hand in hand. We read some of her charming and witty writings as well as those of other writers and romantic poets. 
Illustrated with images, period texts, maps, powerpoint and video.
   
 5 weeks Monday 1.30-3.30pm starting 29 April
Pelham Street campus Ref: CL0029-1C Fee: A £62 B £47 C £31  
Enrol in person at Student Centre, Pelham Street, Tel 01273 667704

https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/a-grand-tour-of-georgian-and-regency-indulgence
(Course eligible for Advanced Learner Loan – info here: https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/brighton/student-support/financial-assistance/advanced-learner-loan)       

Single Saturday:
            Summer Reading: Books, books and more books!
Unique course comprising literature and social and cultural history.

Books for summer reading - recommendations, discussion, background social history... and novels to read before class. If you like books, literature and social history – this is for you!  A different, unusual, exciting way of reading and learning in a friendly, relaxed group. We also view extracts of two of the novels that were made into films.

A reading list will be available from the tutor and you will be expected to participate in group discussion.

Saturday 27 April 10am-4pm   Ref: CL0067-1C  Fee: £25
Pelham Street campus. 
Enrol in person at Student Centre, Pelham Street, Tel 01273 667704

https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/brighton/study-at-the-met/courses/history-summer-reading-books-books-and-more-books
THIS COURSE IS SHOWING INCORRECT TIME (10am-2pm) ON ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM

Short Saturday Course:
Summer in the City: exploring Brighton’s unique history
Two classroom sessions and 3 field trips in Brighton

We study the fascinating history of Brighton in two classroom sessions giving a brief historical overview and looking at early maps.

This will be followed by three field trips, getting to know our unique city, discovering lots of hidden gems and understanding how Brighton evolved from a small Georgian fishing town to the vibrant seaside resort of today.

Pelham Street campus Ref: CL0027-1C Fee: £60 b. £44 c. £22       
5 weeks Saturday 11am-1pm starting 04 May

https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/brighton/study-at-the-met/courses/history-exploring-brightons-rich-history-short-course   

TEL 01273 667704 (667767/88)
Brighton Metropolitan College

Varndean College at Holy Cross Church Hall, Woodingdean
(Buses 2, 22, 22A stop outside, car park across road outside library) 
1940s and The Homefront in Wartime
We study domestic, working and social life on the home-front during World War Two, the impact it had during this period and its life-changing effects post-war.

When the men returned from war the women returned to the home – which they had not really left. Their stories are fascinating. Women, such as Ruby, the welder, were not allowed to carry on with jobs for which they were highly trained. And, what about life on the home-front? Women displayed their ingenuity and inventiveness.  Nurses writing home from overseas or who were stationed in Britain give us a touching insight into the lives of men and women during this period.

Post-war 1940s meant many adjustments and changes in relationships, social and domestic life. Schemes were put in place to get men and women back to work and cultural life, the cinema and holidays took on a renewed interest.  
Monday 10am-12pm 5 weeks
start 13 May (finish 17 June)
Fee £60 concessions £20/20 Tel: 01273 546604 (not open for enrolment until March 2019)

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 International Summer School 
For students 18-24 years mainly from non-UK countries

COOL BRITANNIA: HOW FASHION SHAPED BRITISH CULTURE  
(1750-2019)

2019 Session 2: 
4 weeks 22 July - 15 August   
Tutor Sarah Tobias 


Field trips include: Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Museum of London, Victoria & Albert Museum (London) 

Course fees £2000 includes tuition and housing.  Deadline for application 02-04-2019   http://www.sussex.ac.uk/iss/apply 
Course and application enquiries:  
Sarah Tobias MA, BA Hons, Dip Eur Hum
Entertaining lecturer in social, cultural and local (Brighton, Sussex, UK) history
Contact me for talks/guided walks/visits for groups, clubs, societies.
Current list of 30+ topics
Also contact me for poetry readings and narrations.
More information about me, my subjects, research and contact:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-tobias-0318943a?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile 
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Courses -Venue Addresses, transport and refreshments

Brighton Metroplitan College MET (formerly City College)
Pelham Street, Brighton BN1 4FA
Location:
Behind York Place & London Road, turn up Cheapside – Aldi supermarket on corner. Or, turn left in Trafalgar St walking down from Station.
Transport & Parking:
Lots of buses nearby.
Nearby car park, about 5 minutes walk.
Railway station few minutes walk
Refreshments and further information:
College canteen. Tea and coffee bar on balcony of Main Building. Vending machine. 
Coffee shops, small cafés and public houses in nearby London Road 
London Road and Trafalgar Street: many shops, some banks and supermarkets

Whitehawk Inn Community Centre
Whitehawk Road Brighton, BN2 3NS
Transport & Parking:
Buses stop nearby and some outside venue
Metered street car parking
Refreshments:
Café and garden area
Further information:
Shops, Co-op, public library in same road.
Few minutes walk to sea, beach and Marina or East Brighton Park

Holy Cross Church Hall, Woodingdean
Warren Road, Brighton, BN2 6ND
Transport & Parking:
Car park outside Library and Community Centre over the road, opposite church hall. Bus nos 2, 22, 22A stop nearby.
Refreshments:
Tea-making facilities in hall. Small cafes nearby. Downs Hotel almost next door serves tea, coffee and refreshments at bar and has outside area. 
Further information:
Woodingdean public library over the road. Shops, Co-op, dry cleaners nearby      

Preston Manor
Preston Drove, Brighton BN1 6SD
Location:
Situated at end of Preston Park.
Transport & Parking:
Buses and rail nearby
Free parking outside and in adjacent street.
Refreshments:
No cafe. Refreshments provided by staff 
Delicatessen cafe and public houses opposite and in Preston Drove. Chalet restaurant in park.

Sussex University
Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH
Location:
Campus located in the South Downs National Park
Transport & Parking:
Buses and rail nearby into town and elsewhere
Car parks
Refreshments:
Cafes and restaurants on campus. 
Co-op, pharmacy, books and stationery shops

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