Anglophenia – everything you wanted to know about the United Kingdom, but were afraid to ask… - Lourdes University Anglophenia – everything you wanted to know about the United Kingdom, but were afraid to ask… - Lourdes University

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Anglophenia – everything you wanted to know about the United Kingdom, but were afraid to ask…

September 9, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

David Enstone

1:30 – 3:30 pm, Thursdays

September 9 – 23 (3 weeks)

A tongue in cheek and light-hearted romp through everything British so that you have a better understanding of why the UK is what it is today. The course is divided broadly into three areas covering firstly the origins and history of Great Britain, secondly the development of the British Parliamentarian system including our flirtation with the EU which led to Brexit and finally a broad overview of our culture and other things that are quintessentially British.

At the end of this course you will be able to identify and eat black pudding, spotted dick or toad in the hole with ease, you will understand what cockney rhyming slang is, what is the Union jack all about, why we do we have so many accents and what do they sound like, whatever happened to Boris Johnson’s hairdresser, why do we have a monarchy, what is the Commonwealth, will the United Kingdom remain united and how the heck do you understand our sense of humor or is it humour?

David Enstone was born in Evesham, Worcestershire in the UK in 1954. He attended Prince Henry’s Grammar School that was started in 1376 and he then graduated from Bristol University with an Honors Degree in Aeronautics. David has lived in both the UK and France and he moved permanently to the US in 1993. He has recently retired to Perrysburg with his wife Judith, who happens to be American!

For more information, contact Lifelong Learning Coordinator Dr. Laura Megeath at lifelong@lourdes.edu or 419-824-3707.

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Date:
September 9, 2021
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1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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