Feelgood Learning

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Mahatma Gandhi

Learning new things can be a great pleasure and learning alongside other people is a wonderful way of sharing ideas and experiences.

Feelgood Learning is a group of local people who enjoy exploring different ideas in company with one another.  This is the group for people who want to meet new people who are also interested in ideas.  Members come from different backgrounds and age groups.  You don’t need qualifications or to have been good at school. Basically you just need to be curious and to want to keep the grey matter working.

The emphasis of Feelgood Learning is not just on learning, however.  We are a supportive group and we do our best to make members feel included and valued.

Between September and December we will be looking at the following topics:

LIFE AFTER THE ARMISTICE

On November 11th 1918 the war to end all wars ended and the guns fell silent in France and Belgium.  Those soldiers who had survived were on their way home but it was a very different world that they now faced.  These sessions will look at the roaring twenties and the depressed thirties taking in the Flappers, the growth of the movies, jazz, industrial unrest and much more.

BEAUTY THROUGH THE AGES

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and what each beholder considered to be beautiful has changed dramatically down the years.  These sessions will look  at different views of what is considered to be beautiful—and ugly.

Why do people join the group?

  • Because learning new things helps to keep the brain young and the body healthy.
  • To find out about new subjects of interest.
  • To carry on exploring topics you already know quite well.
  • To meet with people who have similar interests.

Whatever your reason you are sure of a warm welcome.

Might be interested?  Why not come along and give it a go?  The first two weeks are free.  After that the cost is £2.50 a week to cover group costs.

Feelgood Learning is on at the Feelgood Factory every Wednesday between 1.30  and 3.30.  For further details, phone Sandra on 0151 291 8030.

Alternatively see the most recent leaflet.

Session Notes

So that group members who may have missed a session can catch up, and also for anyone who is interested, summary notes from sessions are made available below.

Session 1 - Health and Wellbeing

The impact of injuries, both mental and physical, seen during the war— as well as the 1918 Influenza outbreak — resulted in massive changes within medicine and the provision of care.

Session 2 - Remembering the Dead

700,000 British soldiers were killed during the First World War.  The impact of the death toll left a generation of women without husbands, led to an increase in spiritualism and, most lastingly, resulted in memorials to the dead. on a scale not seen before.

Session 3 - Political and Industrial Unrest

1919 was the year that most nearly saw the British state succumb to revolution.  Political uncertainty was a hallmark of the next twenty years with the growth of Bolshevism and Fascism abroad and  ongoing industrial unrest in this country.

Session 4 - A Land Fit for Heroes

The promise was made to the soldiers returning home that they had earned a land fit for heroes.  The next two decades is a story of promises kept and broken.

Notes from previous sessions can be found by clicking here.

Netherton Feelgood Factory, Glovers Lane, Netherton, Merseyside, L30 5QW

Telephone: 0151-291-8010

Charity no: 1074508

Company no: 3614799