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 

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Greek Tragedy with Martin Thorpe

at Shropshire Museums Collections Centre in Ludlow.

Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides were regarded by the Greeks as their three greatest writers of tragedy. In this course we will read and discuss examples of their plays, starting with Aeschylus ‘ Prometheus Bound.

 Reading aloud will give us a route into the world of their author but will depend on our all using the same translation, so please make certain that you have a copy of Greek Tragedies 1 (3rd edition, edited by David Greene and Richmond Lattimore, published by University of Chicago Press).

Martin Thorpe read Classics at Cambridge. He has been an active member of the Joint Association of Classical Teachers, serving as Chairman and President. He has been a tutor for the OU and for a number of adult courses locally.

Venue: Shropshire Museums Collection Centre, Ludlow, 7/9 Parkway SY8 21PG

Dates: Thursdays February 28th, March 14th & 28th 2019

Time: 10am-1pm

Price: £52 per person

To book a place: [email protected] or call 01743 258881

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Craft workshop for Carers

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Late Victorian and Edwardian Detective Fiction

with Philip Healy at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Sherlock Holmes and Father Brown still enthrall readers. But they were not alone – the magazines of the late Victorian and Edwardian period were full of detective stories. The course will trace the rise of the detective in fiction throughout the 19th century, in particular in Poe, Dickens and Wilkie Collins. We will read and discuss a selection of Conan Doyle and G.K. Chesterton, as well as other late Victorian and Edwardian detective stories, and set them in their historical and cultural background, and attempt to understand why this was the first ‘golden age’ of the detective fiction genre.

 Dates:  Mondays 2-3.30pm      13th May, 20th May, 3rd June, 10th June, 17th June, 24th June 2019

Venue: Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH

Cost: £60 per person

Booking essential: 01743 258881 or email [email protected]

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