Centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow Programme West End Festival 2014

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Centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow, West End Festival 2014

West End Festival 2014To book your place please phone 0141 330 1860
or
Email” openstudies-enquiry@glasgow.ac.uk

http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/centreforopenstudies/

1) Egyptian Hieroglyphs in Half an Hour

Tuesday 3 June 2014   2.00 – 2.30 pm

We’ll unlock the secrets of the ancient Egyptian language and culture and you’ll learn how to read, pronounce and write hieroglyphs for yourself!

Angela McDonald MA MPhil DPhil

2) Wonderful things – Egyptian Art in Half an Hour

Tuesday 3 June 2014  3.00 – 3.30pm

In Egypt, art was never created for art’s sake only: sculpture and painting whispered secrets about ambition, hopes and fears.
Looking at both famous and hardly-seen examples, we’ll explore the subtle but powerful language of art.

Angela McDonald MA MPhil DPhil

3) Write a Short Story in an Hour

Wednesday 4th June 2014,  1 – 2 p.m.

In this session we will discuss some aspects of the short story form and will write a complete story.

Alan McMunnigall BA

4) Introduction to Scottish Family History in an hour

Thursday 5 June 2014

There is a wealth of genealogy information in families, libraries, archives and the internet. But where do we start? This guide for absolute beginners will introduce you to the wide variety of sources available to the family history researcher, and suggest a pathway through the maze. We’ll also look at how we can identify reputable sources, and how we might store and present our results.

Ronnie Scott BA MPhil PhD FSA Scot

4) Introduction to Scottish Family History – in an hour

Thursday 5 June 2014, 2.00 – 3.00pm

There is a wealth of genealogy information in families, libraries, archives and the internet. But where do we start? This guide for absolute beginners will introduce you to the wide variety of sources available to the family history researcher, and suggest a pathway through the maze. We’ll also look at how we can identify reputable sources, and how we might store and present our results.

Ronnie Scott BA MPhil PhD FSA Scot

5) Ùlpan Gaelic taster, units 1 and 2.

Friday 6 of June, 10.00 – 13.15

The cost for this 3 hour session is £5.00

Ùlpan is a fast and effective way to learn Gaelic which has been used to great effect in Israel to teach Hebrew and in Wales to teach Welsh. Speaking comes first, and reading and writing follow a little later. You learn through repetition of key structures and through language activities, with a strong emphasis on speaking the language. More information at: www.ulpan.co.uk

In August there will be full intensive Ùlpan courses.

Please contact the centre for more information

6) Introduction to Philosophy – in Half an Hour!

Monday 9 June 2014, 1.00 – 1.30 pm

“Am I really here?”
Is that a stupid question or, when you try to answer it, is it one of the most profound questions you can ever ask?
Your tutor will be here; we hope you will be here too – whatever that actually means.

Kenneth Hutton BA MPhil PhD

7) Everything you always wanted to know about learning a
foreign language (at any age) but were afraid to ask:

Tuesday 10 June 2014, 1.00 – 2.00 p.m.

Scared to learn another language? Worried about your memory, grammar or speaking in front of others? ¡Tú tranquilo! You can learn a language in different ways, at any age, and a good language course will help. With demonstrations in Spanish, this session examines how best to learn – and teach – a language. Hopefully, you’ll see that learning a language can be stimulating, fun, sociable and a great night out.

Liam Kane MA Dip Ed PGCE PhD

8) Introduction to Scottish house history – in an hour

Thursday 12 June 2014, 2.00 – 3.00pm

Researching the history of your house can be both interestingand rewarding. Not only can you learn about the landowner and developer, and subsequent owners and inhabitants, but you can also see how the neighbourhood grew and developed over the years. Title deeds, land registers, sasines, testaments, inventories, maps and newspapers can all help tell the story of your house. Also, a well – presented house history could be a
valuable asset if you are marketing your property.

Ronnie Scott BA MPhil PhD FSA Scot

9) The Glasgow Boys

Monday 16 June 2014, 1.00 – 1.45 pm

The Glasgow Boys – Guthrie, Lavery, Walton, Paterson, Henry and Hornel – conjure up a period of real innovation and quality in Scottish painting. Here we look at their beginnings, who they were, what they were trying to achieve and how they changed the face of Scottish painting in the later 19th century and inspired artists of the next generation.

Maureen Park MA AMA PhD

10) Introduction to Buddhism – in an Hour!

Tuesday 17 June 2014 10.00 – 11.00 am

Karma, nirvana, rebirth, compassion, a religion without a God, a philosophy, a moral path – what is Buddhism and how do I begin to understand it? This non -religious taster class will give you an outline of the basic philosophy of Buddhism and explain some of the main elements of Buddhism in practice.

Kenneth Hutton BA MPhil PhD

11) Sights and Sites of the West End: Hillhead and Kelvinside

Tuesday 24 June 2014, 2.00 – 4.30 pm

These areas were developed in 19th C and much from that time is still there. We have, however, lost some interesting buildings. This meeting will look at what can be seen and what has been lost, or put to other uses. We will also look at how each area developed and the background to this, including the building of the Anniesland Turnpike, aka Great Western Road.

Margaret Anderson MA MSc

12)
Sights and Sites of the West End: Dowanhill and Woodside

Thursday 26 June 2014, 2.00 – 4.30 pm

These areas were developed in 19th C and much from that time is still there. We have, however, lost some interesting buildings.
This meeting will look at what can be seen and what has been lost, or put to other uses. We will also look at how each area developed and the background to this, including the building of the Anniesland Turnpike, aka Great Western Road.

Margaret Anderson MA MSc

http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/centreforopenstudies/

 

Part of West End Festival www.westendfestival.co.uk

 

New Writing Showcase June 12, 2014 at 10:00pm Cottiers Theatre
Graeme Clark (Wet Wet Wet) 4th June, 8 p.m. Woodend Tennis Club, Glasgow

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