AN opportunity has opened up for Worcestershire residents to find their place in local history through a course starting at The Hive in Worcester this month.

In Find Your Place in Local History, residents can study a topic of their choice using archives and sources held by Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service.

Experienced tutor and historian Pat Hughes will provide help and guidance for learners in their research. The course will run in the Explore The Past area on Thursday evenings for 10 weeks, beginning on January 10, 2013 between 7.30-9.30pm, at a cost of approximately £75 for the full course.

This has been a popular course running over many years, with some students returning each year. The course is attractive because of its flexibility – learners can choose to focus on their own interests, often including study of the history of their own house, church, village or town.

For more information, call 01905 766352, or phone Pat Hughes directly to discuss possible topics for study on 01905 424892.