Resources

Resources
Season 3 2016-17

Jean Conteh

Thursday 22nd June 10.30-12.00 & 12.30-13.30 
African Voices on Identity & Belonging 

Jean has provided a suggested reading list for her session on Thursday 22nd June (morning and lunchtime sessions)

You can access the Reading List by clicking the button below.



Jean Conteh - Suggested Reading
Explore lifelong learning 2016 Rachel Lister

Jessica Medhurst

Tuesday 23rd & 30th May 
Childhood Flight to Adult Fame (Session 1 Morning & Lunchtime) & 
From the Female Perspective (Session 2 Morning & Lunchtime)

Jessica has provided a suggested reading list for her sessions on Tuesday 23rd & 30th May (morning and lunchtime sessions)

You can access the Reading List by clicking the button below.



Jessica Medhurst - Suggested Reading
Explore lifelong learning 2016 Rachel Lister

Michael Ayton

Tuesday 9th May 2017
Morning Session - Byron’s Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

The poem that brought its author overnight fame and cemented the archetype of the Byronic hero. We’ll home in on its most powerful passages. 

Lunchtime Session - Anton Chekhov’s In Exile

You can view a translation of the story by following this link:
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Michael Ayton

Sessions Starting Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Dante’s Purgatorio: Suggestions for Reading

Michael has offered some suggested reading for his series of sessions looking at Dante's Purgatorio. Please note that this is not required reading but suggested for any members wishing to delve further. 
Dante's Purgatorio - Suggested Reading Dante's Commedia - Internet Resources
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Season 2 2016-17


Rachel Lister

Saturday 25th March
More with Less: The Rise of Flash Fiction

Rachel has provided some links to two (very) short stories and requests that members print a copy to bring to the session. 




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Keith Armstrong

Tuesday 21st March 2017
The Life and Work of Jack Common 

Keith has provided a link to one of his poems, 'Wallington Morning', which members may like to read. The poem addresses George Orwell regarding his home & his friendship with Jack Common, and was written following Keith's visit to Orwell's cottage in Herfortshire.

'Wallington Morning' by Keith Armstrong
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Penelope Corfield

16th March
Drinking, Rioting, Singing & Voting: Forging The Electoral Culture of Georgian England 

Penelope has provided notes from her session here on the 16th March for anyone wishing to pursue the discussions further.

Louis Golightley

Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Shale Gas & Oil Fracking in the UK: What it Means for All of Us

In advance of his session with Explore, Louis Golightley has provided some helpful definitions and background information about fracking. 
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Michael Ayton

Sessions Starting Wednesday 25th January 2017
Dante's Inferno - A Fierce Blaze of Imagination

Michael has offered some suggested reading for his series of sessions looking at Dante's Inferno. Please note that this is not required reading but suggested for any members wishing to delve further... 
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Michael Ayton

Tuesday 21st  February 2017
Michael has offered some suggested listening and reading for his two sessions, the first focuses on Bob Dylan, the second on Shelley.

Morning Session 10.30-12.00
Bob Dylan: Powerful Poet of Dissent? 

This button links to a BBC World Service podcast entitled 'Bob Dylan - In So Many Words' which debates Dylan's recent Nobel Literature Prize award. You might like to listen to the podcast in relation the Michael's morning session and can follow the link to the recording.
Lunchtime Session 12.30-13.30

Shelley's 'Poetical Essay on the Existing State of Things' was written when he was eighteen. This striking radical poem expressing its author's outrage at the government, the Napoleonic war and the state of poverty in Britain, saw public light only late in 2015. Michael has provided a link to an article published when the essay was released (which you can read by clicking on the button link). 

Max Adams

Sessions Starting Friday 20th January 2017
Ælfred the Great

Max has sent through some extra details relating to this series, including an outline of the different areas covered, some suggested reading and some additional notes for each of the weekly sessions.
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Photo credit Kona McPhee

Andrew Woodward

Sessions Starting Thursday 19th January 2017
Speaking Our Minds

For Andrew's series focusing on Thom Scott-Phillips' publication  Speaking Our Minds, he has compiled a summary of each chapter which may be helpful to read in advance of the sessions. 
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Pamela Woof

Friday 10th February 2017
Literature Special: Wordsworth 

The Literature Team have provided some extra information about the session including details of which texts will be covered. 


Bronwen Calvert

Tuesday 7th February 2017
A Room of One's Own:
The lunchtime session will focus particularly on Chapter Three of 'A Room of One's Own'. Please READ Chapter Three before the session if possible - an online copy of the text can be found via the button below, with options to 'read online' or 'download' etc. 
A Room of One's Own
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Alan Beale

Sessions Starting Wednesday 18th January 2017
Five Greek Tragedies

Alan has provided an outline of his series, including details of the plays being discussed in each each session.
Five Greek Tragedies - Outline
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Maria Goulding

Tuesday 17th January 2017
Women in Folk Song

Maria has provided the presentation and playlist from her Week One session so you can find all the details (including some bonus tracks that Marie couldn't quite squeeze into the lecture)
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Marie Addyman

Sessions Starting Monday 16th January 2017
William Turner of Morpeth, Naturalist and Physician

Marie has provided three handouts relating to her series of sessions on William Turner, one for each session. 

Season 1 2016-17

Michael Ayton

Wednesday 30th November 2016
'The Psalms: Poetry, Spirituality, Music'

Michael has provided two documents; the first provides the musical links for items visited during the session, the second provides links to some further musical settings of the psalms looked at also. Please note that the documents with links have been uploaded as Word documents to enable you to pick up the links more easily - for some users the document might download for you to open, rather than opening automatically.
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Elayne Chaplin

Course Started 8th November
'Cinema and the Frontier' Further Viewing

Elayne has provided a list of suggested further viewing for her Tuesday afternoon 'Cinema and the Frontier' sessions. The list can be found through the button below.
Cinema and the Frontier - Further viewing
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Michael Ayton

Course starting 2nd November 2016
Dante and His Contemporary World

Following the suggested reading listing, Michael has provided a selection of documents relating to his Dante sessions and you can find them by clicking through the link buttons below.  Of particular note is the Inferno canto, which Michael will be focusing on this week, Wednesday 23rd. There will be some hard copies of Inferno available in session, but here are all the documents for reference. 
Dante - Suggested reading
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Alan Beale

Wednesday Afternoon Sessions Started 9th November
Tales from the Roman Arena; Beasts Executions and Gladiators

Alan has provided a suggested reading list for anyone interested in his 'Tales from the Arena' series. The recommendations are suggested, additional reading to compliment the sessions and are not required, advance reading.   
Alan Beale Reading List
Explore lifelong learning 2016 Michael Ayton adult education

Martin Wheeler          

Tuesday 25th October - Additional Reading 
Coleridge and his Notebooks

Martin has provided some further reading relating to his Tuesday morning session  which you can by clicking on the button below.

Coleridge Further Reading
Explore lifelong learning 2016 Michael Ayton adult education

Marie Addyman 

Thursday 20th October 10.30 to 12.00 & 12.30 to 13.30
Lancelot Brown

Marie has sent through a questionnaire for students to complete, which can be accessed through the button below. If you are able to answer any of the questions before the session please do, however there will also be paper copies available at the session.
Lancelot 'Capability' Brown Questionnaire
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Michael Ayton

Course starting 2nd November 2016
Dante and His Contemporary World: Suggestions for Reading

There’s absolutely no need, before attending this course, to read anything whatsoever! If, however, you do feel like doing some reading, please look at the file attached to the button below.
Dante - suggested reading
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