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History - The Story of the Bayeux Tapestry - Online Live

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Delivered online
Mixed Level
10:00 - 13:00
2 weeks

Online / Live
The Story of the Bayeux Tapestry
This astounding piece of embroidery tells, on the surface, the story of the Norman victory at Hastings in 1066. However, in the background detail and in the evidence of the materials, designs, motifs and techniques employed in its creation, another story can be traced; that of the artists and craftspeople that brought it into being. This course will give you an insight into the ‘public’ and ‘private’ stories of Bayeux.

By the end of this course you should be able to:
• Place the construction of the Bayeux Tapestry in the wider context of British history
• Describe the significance of the embroidery as a piece of Norman history
• Discuss possibilities surrounding the embroidery’s designers and creators

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Naomi Dickins

Naomi Dickins graduated from the University of Bristol with a B.A. (Hons) in History and also has an Advanced Diploma in Local Historical Studies from the University of Oxford. She has worked as an archivist, historical researcher and lecturer and recently published a history of Tenterden with Amberley Books. Naomi also has a lifelong love of textile and needle crafts, is an embroidery artist, runs textiles workshops and is a designer for Practical Publishing craft magazines.

View all courses taught by Naomi Dickins here

How will I be taught?

We shall use small group work, tutor input and discussion.
You will discuss your learning with the tutor and will be asked to record your progress on a Learning Plan.

What do I need to have with me?

Apart from a sense of curiosity and an interest in social history, you may wish to bring note taking materials.

What can I do next?

We offer a range of History, Literature and Drama courses in Tonbridge. The tutor can advise, or you can enquire in the Centre or visit our website on Please enrol on any course as soon as possible and at least one week before the start date.

What do I need to join the course

Everyone is welcome to join this course. No prior knowledge is necessary but a good understanding of English is essential. All you need is a sense of enquiry and an interest in History.

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/107099/K/LC.