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    Look Closer | Recreational | P12100

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    How to study

    Part Time - Day



    3 Days



    Burton Town Centre Campus

    • Course overview

      To apply for this course, please register or login to our Learner Portal.

      For a step-by-step guide on how to pay and enrol for your course, take a look at our Recreational Course Enrolment Guide video.

      In the history section of this course, we explore aspects of the Industrial Revolution with a combination of speakers and visits to local heritage sites. The afternoon start times are flexible due to the morning visits.


      The three-session programme is £105.


      9:15am - 12:15pm - Book Discussion

      Disobedient by Elizabeth Freemantle (2023) with Robin Wood. A novel based on the life of the artist Artemisia Gentileschi.

      1:30pm - 3:30pm - Art History

      Dame Laura Knight with David Parry. We explore the work of an interesting artist who was also a war artist in World War II.


      9:15am - 12:15pm - Book Discussion

      State of Terror by Hillary Rodhart Clinton & Louise Penny (2021) with Robin Wood. A fictionalised story of American Presidency as a gripping thriller.

      1:30pm - 3:30pm - Art History

      Joseph Wright of Derby with David Parry. Painter of portraits, industrial scenes, landscape.


      9:15am - 12:15pm - Book Discussion

      A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes (2019) with Robin Wood. The Trojan Wars and Fall of Troy from the women’s perspective. It was their war too.

      1:30pm - 3:30pm - Art History

      How to View Art with David Parry. What to look out for and how art affects different people.

      To request a brochure or register your interest for a course, please get in touch via email at or call 01283 494501.

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    This programme is designed to re-ignite your passion for learning and try something new! It provides an opportunity to take in a variety of subjects and hear from a range of expert speakers in a sociable, friendly group setting.

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    Contact Details

    Contact Details

    Burton and South Derbyshire College
    Tel: 01283 494400

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