History, Geography and Culture of Asia through Philately

Course code: 18126
Location: Brighton Courthouse
Day/time: Wednesday 2pm-3.30pm Weekly
Starts: 16 May   Ends: 20 Jun

The course will cover the history, geography and culture of several Asian countries by study of stamps, envelopes and ephemera. There will be a focus on World War II in the Pacific which affected many east Asian countries. Participants will also gain an understanding of stamp collecting from juniors and thematics to displays and exhibits.

Classes will be interactive and educational and lead to a greater knowledge of Asian cultures, location and history, pre- and post-colonial.

Partcipants will be invited to attend a Tuesday evening session at the Brighton Philatelic Society.

Ian Sadler
Ian has a life-long interest in history and geography, especially of the major Asian cultures of China and India. His adult philately, over the last 35 years has developed from collecting stamps to envelopes, which tell a story, and displaying his collection with write-ups at national level. He is a Fellow of the Brighton Philatelic Society and a Member of the Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria.

Educated in Physics and Maths in the UK, he spent 20 years in heavy industry in Operational Research and Strategic Planning before becoming a Senior Lecturer in Supply Chain Management at Victoria University for 23 years. He retired 6 years ago and now volunteers at the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre.

Last updated 14 February 2018