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From the Madonna to Madonna

20SU103 Madonna

Start date: 3rd Jun 2020

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: £45

Day: Wednesday

Duration: 5 weeks

Tutor: Andy Ison

Course code: 20SU103

We will look at the sometimes unknown and often ignored role of women in history. Including: religious figures such as Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe, political agitators such as Rosa Luxembourg and Angela Davies, scientists like Lise Meitner and Marie Curie, explorers like Lady Hestor Stanhope and Isabelle Eberhardt, entertainers like Gracie Fields and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, campaigners like Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth, and not forgetting Madonna.

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Andy Ison

Andy Ison

I am a qualified secondary school teacher who specialises in History, Politics and Business Studies. I taught in the UK and overseas for 14 years, working as a Head of History at a school in the Midlands and as Vice-Principal of an international school in Germany. I have delivered lectures and taught a range of courses for Rossett Adult Learning since 2016 covering British and World History as well as politics and current affairs.

In my teaching I aim to be interesting, creative and challenging, looking to enthuse students and to encourage debate. I believe we all learn best when we are engaged with the subject, when we care and feel some passion for it, see its relevance to our own experiences and feel a connection with those who are or were involved. Stories, images, maps and debate all play key roles in these classes so that understanding is added to knowledge.

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