Course Series

WEA Reading History of British Architecture Series
Tutors: Keith Hasted and Richard Wilson

Trace the fascinating development of our built heritage, covering all styles and building types
including churches, castles, cathedrals, great houses and, in more modern times, town halls, railway
stations, art galleries and iconic office blocks.


1. Our Early Heritage: Anglo-Saxon & Norman Architecture - Completed
2. The Flowering of English Architecture: the Great Age of the Gothic Cathedrals - Completed
3. The English Renaissance: Tudor and Jacobean – Completed
4. Christopher Wren and the English Baroque - Completed
5. Georgian and Regency Architecture: The Eras of Adam and Nash - Completed
6. Victorian Architecture: Battle of the Styles - Commences on 16 January 2018
7. A New Era: from the 1900s to the Festival of Britain
8. Break with the Past: Modernism and Post-Modernism
9. Contemporary Architecture: from the New Millennium to the Present Day


Each course will be 5 - 10 weeks long depending on content and can be studied on a stand-alone
basis, or as part of a complete sequence from year to year. If you would like to receive further
updates please email: weareading@gmail.com with Architecture Series in the email subject box.

 

WEA Reading History of Western Music Series
Tutors: Robert Carrington and Gwyn Parry-Jones

Experience the pleasure and beauty of western music, from early times up to the present day.
Each course will provide historical context and an appreciation of the distinctive musical works of
the most significant composers of each period.


1. A Concise History of Western Music - Completed
2. Early Music from the Courts, Church and Street - Completed
3. Music of the Baroque Era – Completed
4. The Classical Era in Western Music - Completed
5. The Romantic Muse 
6. What on Earth is that NOISE? Music in the 20th Century- Commences on 18 April 2018


Each course is 5 , 7 or 10 weeks long and can be studied on a stand-alone basis, or as
part of a complete sequence from year to year. If you would like to receive further updates please
email: weareading@gmail.com with Music Series in the email subject box.