Adult Education

Discover more about local or family history, explore fascinating museum objects and use our buildings and collections to inspire creative activities in our Adult Education programme.

To Book or request further information on courses at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Shropshire Archives and Ludlow Museum Resource Centre contact: [email protected] 01743 258881/258884 or ask at the front desk at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH 

Download the What’s on at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery guide June-December 2019  here:What’s On SM&AG June to Dec 2019.

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Garden History- 6 week course at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

with Dr Jill Francis and Advolly Richmond MA, Garden and Landscape Historians.

A fantastic six week course of lectures and visits, mainly about Western European gardens, which takes a simple chronological approach to the subject, looking at the main elements of garden design and their social, economic and cultural context. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion which will leave you inspired with ideas for further reading, personal research, and more.

Date: Monday’s …….16th  Sept to 21st Oct 2019 six Mondays 10am-1pm

Venue: Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Cost: £120 per person

To book: 01743 258881 or email [email protected]

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READING LATIN LITERATURE AUTUMN 2019

Would you like to read some of the poetry from Ovid’s Metamorphoses in the original Latin with an enthusiastic group and the help of a tutor? If you love Latin literature and have studied the language for two or three years, however long ago, this course may be for you.

Ovid’s work contains many well- known Greek myths and we shall read a selection of these including the stories of Orpheus and Eurydice, Pygmalion, and Peleus and Thetis. There will be an opportunity to discuss Ovid’s poetic style and to consider the work of later artists, poets and musicians who were inspired and influenced by Ovid.

You will also have the chance to revive your knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary!

The tutor will help you to purchase the text we shall be using: Ovid Metamorphoses IX-XII ed. D.E. Hill published by Aris and Phillips. This contains the Latin text, an English translation and good notes.

Place: Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Date: Tuesdays 17th September to 10th December (No classes on October 8th, 15th and 29th) 2019

Time: 9.45 – 11.00 a.m.

Cost: £80 pp

Tutor: Margaret Thorpe, who has had much experience of teaching adult classes in Latin and classical subjects in Shrewsbury.

 

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LATIN INTERMEDIATE   SEPTEMBER 2019

This class is not suitable for beginners, but for those who already have a reasonably good understanding of Latin grammar. We shall be using the Cambridge Latin Course, working through Book 5, and we should welcome some new members.

You will join an enthusiastic group following a reading course based on the archaeology and literature of the Roman world. In addition to studying the language you will also have plenty of opportunity to discuss Roman social and political life.

Place: Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Dates: September 17th – December 10th (No classes on October 8th, 15th and 29th) 2019

Time: Tuesdays from 11.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Cost: £80 pp

Tutor: Margaret Thorpe has had much experience of teaching Latin language and literature to adults in Shrewsbury

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The Roman Empire with Martin Thorpe

At Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

In the 2nd century AD the Roman Empire stretched from Scotland to North Africa and from the Atlantic to Iraq, and its legacy continues to this day. Was it a beneficent civilising force (like the British Empire?) or a ruthless colonial force (like the British Empire?) ?

The main focus of the course will be on the period from Tiberius to Marcus Aurelius (AD 14-180) though we shall continue in outline up to the early 4th century when Constantine adopted Christianity and shifted the capital to Byzantium/Constantinople/Istanbul. As well as a basic narrative of events we shall consider such topics as how we know about the empire; how it was organised; how far it was ‘Roman’; how far it varied over time and from one area to another.

Martin Thorpe read Classics at Cambridge. He has been an active member of the Joint Association of Classical Teachers and since retirement has been a tutor for the Open University and for a number of adult courses locally.

Where: Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

When: Tuesdays: September 17th to November 26th (no class on October 8th and 15th 29th ) 2019

Time: 2pm-3.30pm

Cost: £70

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EMBROIDERIES OF THE CORBET BED

A practical day course

Friday 11th October 2019

An image of the Corbet Bed at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery which features in the new exhibition, Uncommon Threads.

The Corbet Bed

The Corbet bed, on display in Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery displays beautifully embroidered hangings created by the ladies of the Corbet Bed Embroiderers’ Trust. On this practical day course participants will have the opportunity to learn about the embroidery patterns,

fabrics and silks of the Tudor period and create your own sample

There will be two groups-

1.Master the basic techniques of embroidery and produce your own slip to take home.

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2. Learn how to finish your embroidery slip and apply it to a fabric for use or display.

 When: Friday 11th October 2019 Time: 10.30am -3.30 pm      

Place: Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery   Price: £30

Tutor: Ladies from Corbet Bed Embroiderers’ Trust

To book: [email protected] or 01743 258881

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SATIRE: FROM ROME TO LONDON

With Martin Thorpe in Ludlow

This course starts from the part played by verse satire in Rome and the work of its two chief exponents, Horace and Juvenal. As well as discussing examples of their work we shall go on to consider the influence they had on English Literature, including in particular some of the work of Dryden, Pope and Johnson.

If you wish to join the group, please make certain that you have copies of Horace, the Satires and Epistles (translated by Niall Rudd) and Juvenal, the Sixteen Satires (Peter Green). Both are available in Penguin and can sometimes be found second – hand.

Martin Thorpe read Classics at Cambridge. He has been an active member of the Joint Association of Classical Teachers and since retirement has been a tutor for the Open University and for a number of adult courses locally.

Where: Ludlow Museum Resource Centre, 7/9 Parkway SY8 2PG

When: Thursdays October 24th, November 7th & 21st 2019

Time: 10am-1pm

Cost: £52 per person (to include tea/coffee)

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We also run a learning and education programme for schools and families.