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Announcing our new courses in partnership with the National Maritime Museum

Story added 26th Jun 2017

We’re delighted to announce our range of courses run in partnership with the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Running throughout the Autumn, these special one-off workshops and study days cover a fantastic array of subjects from history to creative writing, and include free entrance to current exhibits and art collections.

Courses will take place at the Museum or at nearby sites. See below for more details, and click through to the National Maritime Museum's website to book your place today.

The natural world

Natural wonders and wildlife of the Arctic 
This one-day course will immerse you in the Arctic environment, reveal its natural wonders and transport you on an intrepid expedition. 
Sat 28 Oct, 10:30–15:30


‘The Old Father-River’: The Poetry of the Thames from 1500 to the Present Day
Explore representations of the Thames in poetry from Edmund Spenser to Mario Petrucci and even the music of The Kinks.
Sat 30 Sep, 10:30-16:30

‘The Language of Another World’: Romantic Outsiders and Outcasts
Study the theme of the outsider and outcast in Romantic poetry as part of the context for the heroic 19th-century expeditions of Sir John Franklin. 
Sat 7 Oct, 10:30-15:30


>>Plan your visit on the National Maritime Museum's website.

>>If you have any queries, contact City Lit at or give us a call on 0207 492 2652

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Images used with kind permission of the National Maritime Museum.