Classes L

LATIN: IMPROVERS James Gilmour
Thur 12.50 – 13.55 (Room 1.26) email: gilly.uk.43@gmail.com A course 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: INTERMEDIATE Carol Bateman
Mon 14.00 – 15.05 (Room 1.28)
We will continue to read texts chosen by the class.

LATIN: ADVANCED Sheila Rockett
Tue 15.10 – 16.15 (Room 1.26)
We will continue with the Aeneid and other texts chosen by the class.

LITERATURE: CHAUCER Shirley Levy
Thur 14.00- 15.05 (Room 29)
This course will begin by reading the very varied stories of marriage, adultery and religion in the Canterbury Tales. How it proceeds when these are finished will be up to the group who will be offered a number of alternatives. Editions of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales can be bought quite cheaply, but NO MODERN TRANSLATIONS, PLEASE; the original language is very easy to master.

LITERATURE: GREEK LITERATURE IN ENGLISH Lesley Atkinson
Fri 10.45 – 12.00 (Room 1.28)
A self-run group, reading books of the Iliad and the Odyssey; tragedies and comedies and other Greek poetry. Reading aloud is optional; following the text and contributing to the discussion is the most important thing. (Members may also be interested in the first year of the “Theatre, A History” course).

LITERATURE: MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS Shirley Levy
Mon 14.00 – 15.05 (Room 1.29)
Power, Propaganda and Piety The rise of the Artist from obscurity to renown and the uses to which they were put by the courts of Renaissance Europe.

LITERATURE: MODERN & CONTEMPORARY
Wed 14.00 -15.40 (Room 1.29)
Fortnightly on Oct 2, 16, 30; Nov 13, 27; Dec 11. Jan 22; Feb 5,19; Mar 4, 18; Apr 1; May 6, 20; June 3, 17; July 1, 15. The programme of prose, poetry and drama will be organised by the three co-ordinators (below) in full consultation with members. A detailed list of texts will be available and will appear on the Notice Board. Co-ordinators are : Tessa Cohn: tessa10@btinternet.com Maggie Fletcher: maggie.fletcher55@yahoo.co.uk and Sonia Mathias: soniamathias@waitrose.com

LITERATURE: SHAKESPEARE STUDY GROUP Linda Shannon
Wed 11.40 – 12.45 (Room 1.33)
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. Members must provide their own copy.