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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 new range of courses run in partnership with the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Running throughout the summer and in 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.


Sir John Franklin’s Arctic exploration
Explore the achievements and legacy of Sir John Franklin’s adventures in the Arctic. 
Tue 25 July, 10:30-15:30 | Sat 21 Oct, 11:00-14:00

Gods and heroes 
Explore the world-class art of the Queen's House and uncover the allure of the gods and heroes of the Classical World on the artists working centuries later.
Sat 22 Jul, 10:30-16:30 

The natural world

Natural wonders and wildlife of the Arctic - check back soon for booking & further details
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 poetry on the Thames - check back soon for booking & further details
Explore representations of the Thames in poetry from Edmund Spenser to Mario Petrucci and The Kinks.
Sat 30 Sep, 10:30-15:30

‘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.