Week of Courses
THE STORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
English is the richest language in the world, but where do our words come from? We have borrowed many foreign words - where from and why? Words are very important to us, but why do they cause such strong reactions? Why are some words forbidden? Why are some words more ‘respectable’ than others? Why do
THE WESTERN – FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE 1950s
By the 1950s, the Hollywood Western had come of age, adding new complexity and emotional impact to earlier themes. Directors like Howard Hawks, John Ford, Anthony Mann and King Vidor created some of their finest work within the genre. This film appreciation course will trace its development from the earliest days using clips and discussion.