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Lifelong Learning 16/17 - Keeping Up Appearances: A Brief History of Beauty


Course Information

Learning for pleasure course

A non-accredited history and heritage course.

Course Code

CLL 16/17

Course Dates

18th April 2017 – 23rd May 2017

Places Available

Course Fee

Course Description

What is beauty? Through the ages, different societies have prized different figure shapes and physical attributes as markers of human beauty. From ancient times, people have followed fashion, creating cosmetics and adopting new styles to change their appearance in efforts to achieve perfection. This course will offer an introduction to the changing ideals of beauty, considering why certain traits were prized and exploring some of the lengths that individuals have gone to in pursuit of beauty.

Alice Bennett BA MA MPhil

Term: Summer

Day: Tuesday

Start Date: 18 April 2017

Time: 7-9pm

No. of weeks: 6

Full fee: £43.00

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