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LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND IDENTITY Paul Lindsay
Tue 11.40 – 12.45 (Room 2.26) Autumn and Spring Terms only, fortnightly on Sept 25; Oct 9, 23; Nov 6, 20; Dec 4. Jan 15, 29; Feb 12, 26; Mar 12, 26.
Who are you?  What defines your identity? Your language, nationality or ethnicity, your social class or your age.   We’ll examine all the key factors in the many facets of our identity, especially your language or your dialect.

LATIN: ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS James Gilmour
Thur 12.50 – 13.55 (Room 26)
A course for beginners or for those who would like to resuscitate their Latin – forgotten since their schooldays. We use the book Get started in Latin by George Sharpley in the Teach Yourself Series. Do not buy the book until you have enrolled.

LATIN: POST BEGINNERS Geoff Heath
Wed 12.50 – 13.55 (Room 26)
We use the book Get Started ln Latin in the “Teach Yourself ” series.

LATIN: INTERMEDIATE Geoff Heath
Mon 14.00 – 15.05 Room 28
We will continue to read Livy: Invasion of Italy by Hannibal.

LATIN: ADVANCED Geoff Heath
Tue 15.10 – 16.15 (Room 26)
We will continue with the Aeneid and other texts chosen by the class.

LITERATURE: A GOOD READ Malcolm Brown
Thur 14.00 – 16.05 (Aspern Centre)     email: bmb81@tiscali.co.uk
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: GREEK LITERATURE IN ENGLISH Lesley Atkinson
Fri 10.45 – 12.00 (Room 28)
A self-run group, reading books of the Iliad and the Odyssey; tragedies and comedies and other Ancient Greek poetry. Reading aloud is optional; following the text and contributing to the discussion is the most important thing.

LITERATURE: MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS Shirley Levy
Mon 14.00 – 15.05 (Room 29)
NO TWO ALIKE: We will examine the development and great diversity of the Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts from papyrus to paper; scribe to printing press; gospel book to romance. The course will begin with the development in Christianised Western Europe and then cover Byzantine, Coptic, Ethiopian, Islamic and Hebraic manuscripts.

LITERATURE: MEDIEVAL MISCELLANY Shirley Levy
Thur 14.00 – 15.05(Room 29)
Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Medieval Poetry. Pilgrims and other travellers of the Middle Ages.

LITERATURE: MODERN & CONTEMPORARY Keith Richards
Wed 14.00 -15.40 (Room 29) Fortnightly on Sept 26; Oct 10, 24; Nov 7, 21; Dec 5. Jan 16, 30; Feb 13, 27, Mar 13, 27; May 1,15, 29; June 12, 26; July 10.
This 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.
email: k.richards924@btconnect.com

LITERATURE: SHAKESPEARE STUDY GROUP Linda Shannon
Wed 11.40 – 12.45 (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. Once finished, we watch a recording of the play where available. N.B. Class members must provide their own copy.

LITERATURE: SHAKESPEARE’S HISTORY Roger Farrington
Tue 12.50 – 13.55 (Room 22)
Autumn and Spring Terms only.
This class will be concerned with four of Shakespeare’s history plays, from ‘Richard II’ to ‘Henry V’ . We will read and discuss each play in turn, looking in particular at Shakespeare’s use of his sources and at how the sources stand in the light of modern scholarship. What would an Elizabethan audience have made of these plays and the material behind them? Please come to the first meeting with a complete Shakespeare or an edition of ‘Richard II’.