Museum’s new courses on history and geology
Dec 29 2008 by Katie Campling, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A HUDDERSFIELD museum is helping people whose new year’s resolutions include taking up new interests.
The Tolson Museum at Moldgreen is offering taster courses for adults in January.
The first, The Year 1812 Through Manorial Records, will be history-based and start on January 14.
It will take place at the museum from 2pm to 4pm on Wednesday afternoons and be run by Kirklees Council’s Museums and Galleries staff and the Workers’ Educational Association.
The tutor is John Hargreaves, who will show students what the records from the Manor of Wakefield can tell them about the turbulent times of 1812.
The second course will cover the natural world.
Beginning Geology will run from 2pm to 4pm on Monday afternoons from January 19.
It will provide an introduction to geology, the study of landscapes.
It will incorporate maps, fossils, rock types and minerals found in the local area.
Each course costs £55, or £50 for retired people over 60 and full-time students aged 19 and over.
There are other exemptions and discounts for people on benefits or low incomes.
For more details contact Sarah Hughes at Kirklees Museums and Galleries on 01484 223803.
Alternatively, visit www.wea.org.uk/yh