This week Stranmillis University College rolls out its new Lifelong Learning courses –both daytime and evening- from History to Ethics and Wine-tasting.
In sync with the ongoing ‘Decade of Centenaries’ resident historian, Dr Éamon Phoenix is offering ‘The Terrible Beauty 1916-23’ exploring the Irish Revolution and Partition. His regular Irish History morning discussion class looks at ‘Ascendancy to Rebellion’- the era of the United lrishmen.
The College programme includes a tour of 1916 Dublin; there are ground-breaking courses on ‘The UDR’, ‘The Loyal Orders’ and ‘Tyrone’s Rebellion and the end of Gaelic Ireland’. Other experts look at Russian and American History (eg.‘Watergate’ with Ronnie Hanna), ‘Great Russian Composers’ and Gilbert and Sullivan.
For those who wish to combine a walk with local history, there are courses on Old Belfast, Victorian Belfast and North Down, all starting shortly.
Local Archaeology remains a favourite with leading expert, Ruairi O’Baoill. Other options include Creative Writing, Languages Art appreciation, Woodturning, Computer Awareness and Pilates .
Details are on the Stranmillis web-site www.stran.ac.uk or contact Suvi at Lifelong Learning on 028 9038 4345.
This is a guest slot to give a platform for new writers either as a one off, or a prelude to becoming part of the regular Slugger team.