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LANGUAGE New Anita Pincas
Thur 15.00 – 16.05 (Room 29) fortnightly on Oct 5, 19; Nov 2, 16, 30; Dec 14. Jan 18; Feb 1, 15; Mar 1, 15; Apr 19; May 3, 17, 31; June 14, 28; July 12.
Patterns in Language, Life, and Everything
This will be a very brief overview that could be followed up in more depth if requested. It will explain how and why the sounds of a language are fundamental to all other aspects.  Old fashioned traditional grammar (ancient but still found in schools) will be contrasted with newer approaches by Noam Chomsky (USA) and by M.A.K. Halliday (UK). The uses of language, especially by different societies, will be compared in relation to multilingualism and language learning. Handouts will be provided, and further readings suggested. Active participation will be encouraged.

LATIN: ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS Geoff Heath
Wed 13.50 – 14.55 (Room 26)
A course for beginners or for those who would like to resuscitate their
Latin – forgotten since their schooldays. We use the book Learn Latin published by the Daily Telegraph Series.

LATIN: POST BEGINNERS Geoff Heath
Mon 14.00 – 15.05 (Room 30)
We will continue reading The History of Rome by Livy. This is not a course for beginners.

LATIN: POST BEGINNERS Geoff Heath
Wed 12.40 – 13.45 (Room 26)
We use the book Get Started ln Latin in the “Teach Yourself ” series.

LATIN: ADVANCED Geoff Heath
Tue 15.00 – 16.05 (Room 26)
We will continue with the Aeneiad and other texts chosen by the class.

LITERATURE: BEHIND THE ART Shirley Levy
Mon 14.00 – 15.05 (Room 29)
How much freedom of execution did early artists actually have in creating their work? This course will look closely at the many factors that both influenced and determined developments in the world of Art before c.1750. Topics such as Religion, Patronage, Propaganda, the Market Place etc. will be explored during the year.

LITERATURE: A GOOD READ Tasja Gardner & Anthea Denham
Thur 14.00 – 16.05 (Aspern Centre)
Each term we choose four or five books to read and discuss. We have read many titles ranging from contemporary novels to biographies, travellers’ tales and ‘the classics’. We take turns to lead the discussions and enjoy sharing ideas; it’s a good way to keep up to date with the best writing and make new friends.

LITERATURE: MEDIEVAL MISCELLANY Shirley Levy
Thur 13.50 – 14.55 (Room 29)
1. The Coming of Arthur, the Once and Future King. 2. Anglo-Saxon Viking and Medieval poetry. 3. Medieval Pilgrims and other Travellers.

LITERATURE: MODERN & CONTEMPORARY Keith Richards
Wed 14.00 -16.05 (Room 29)
Fortnightly on Sept 27; Oct 11, 25; Nov 8, 22; Dec 6. Jan 10, 24; Feb 7, 21; Mar 7, 21; Apr 25; May 9, 23; June 6, 20; July 4.

This fortnightly group will be convened by Keith, but the programme of Prose, Poetry and Drama will be organised by members in full consultation. Communication will be greatly aided if participants can receive e-mails. A detailed list of texts will be available later.

LITERATURE: SHAKESPEARE STUDY GROUP Linda Shannon
Wed 11.30 – 12.35 (Room 33)
We read aloud the group’s choice of play and, as we go along, discuss themes, language, staging, historical context, characterisation and whatever else crops up. Class members must provide their own copy. Once finished, we watch a recording of the play where available

LINGUISTICS Paul Lindsay
Tue 11.30 – 12.35 (Room 28) Autumn and Spring Terms only. Fortnightly on Sept 26; Oct 10, 24; Nov 7, 21; Dec 5. Jan 9, 23; Feb 6, 20; Mar 6, 20.
An introduction to the scientific study of Language & languages. How to think like a linguist;  what  are grammar, semantics and pragmatics? What is the origin of human language?  Come along and we’ll learn more about what is known and unknown.