Huntingdon Area Lifelong Learners (HALL) was launched on the 30th September 2019. We are committed to the idea that learning should be affordable and for everyone whatever their age or educational background.
Most courses will have a short break for coffee
Spring term courses in 2021 will be delivered via Zoom (help available if required so don't be put off) and the fee payable is per household.
Course Title: Introduction to Japanese History and Culture
Course Description: The course is made up of 5 talks linked to Julian’s study of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima radiation disaster and will show how the events of that time tell us a lot about Japanese culture and politics, resilience, folklore and superstitions. The sessions will start with a general introduction to Japanese culture and the 2011 disaster and move on in the second week to how physical geography shapes the country’s culture. In the third session we will look at visual arts such as painting, calligraphy, woodblock and film and in the final two sessions we will examine the language and literature, belief (and the supernatural!) and the tsunami recovery. The course will be delivered via Zoom (help available if required so don't be put off) and the fee payable is per household.
Tutor: Julian Sedgewick
Venue: This course will be delivered via Zoom
Day Of Week: Monday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 1.75 hrs
No. of Weeks: 5