Saturday, 5 February 2011
My Open University course, Understanding Shakespeare, officially starts today, though I have been doing some reading over the last week or so. It's a level one course, equivalent to a first year university course, and runs over twelve weeks. Nothing too onerous I hope. It will be good to get back to using my brain for different things again.
I'm used to distance learning as I did my degree with the Open University some 38 years ago, and have done several other courses since then. When I retired I had a plan to read for an MA, but my time and enthusiasm somehow got subsumed in patchwork and quilting!
The studying will of necessity cut down on my sewing time (it can hardly cut down on my housework time as I already do the bare minimum!) but not too much I hope. I plan to do 8 to 10 hours per week studying.
Hopefully I won't end up like this!