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Choose from over 5,000 short and part-time courses at City Lit, London's largest college for adults in Covent Garden. Use the filter on the left hand side to search by category, time of day, price and more to ensure you find a course which is right for you.

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  1. A love of the Rack and the Screw: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes

    Course Date: Sat 29 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    These troubled poets’ tempestuous marriage produced some of the 20th century’s greatest poetry. We'll explore the work of both from romantic bliss to gothic violence to Hughes' final tender goodbye in 'Birthday Letters'.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £45.00

  2. A pilgrimage through Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

    Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Focusing on some key tales, we look at the early manuscripts, consider Chaucer's use of language and imagery, and explore themes that run through the Tales: corruption, religion, gender, and status in medieval society.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  3. A practical introduction to making art

    Course Date: Sat 15 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to making art with taster sessions in four disciplines. You'll explore an idea in simple drawing, painting printmaking and sculpture. Build your skills in visual research and experimentation, and develop a personal sketchbook.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  4. A psychoanalytical approach to film

    Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to psychoanalysis for film interpretation, exploring iconic works by directors including Darren Aronofsky, Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch. Freudian and Lacanian themes will be identified in cinema, engendering a more enriched viewing experience.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

  5. A psychoanalytical approach to film: an introduction

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A one day introduction to psychoanalysis for film interpretation, exploring iconic works by directors including Darren Aronofsky, Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch. Freudian and Lacanian themes will be identified in cinema, engendering a more enriched viewing experience.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  6. A short history of jazz: Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Trace the development of this influential music from its origins in New Orleans through to its remarkable, rapid evolution today, learning about the different styles of each era and key musical figures. Tutor: Sara Dhillon.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  7. A short introduction to Windows 10

    Course Date: Sun 9 Jul 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Increase your confidence in using Windows 10 with this short course.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  8. A taste of anthropology

    Course Date: Sat 2 Dec 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What is anthropology all about? Find out on this introductory course. Look at the aspects different societies have in common and focus on some particular cultures and customs.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  9. A taste of creative writing

    Course Date: Sat 28 Oct 2017 (and 9 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Give creative writing a try on this fun and supportive one-day course. Ideal if you want to express yourself but need help in getting started. Guided exercises will encourage you to experiment and unlock your imagination.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  10. A taste of history

    Course Date: Mon 11 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This taster session will introduce you to history and politics courses here at City Lit. Enjoy learning a bit about history and its relation to current political events.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £5.00

  11. A taste of journalism

    Course Date: Sat 25 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever dreamed of becoming a journalist? Come and learn the basics from an experienced feature writer. Discover how journalists unearth facts and quotes, avoid common mistakes and write in a features style.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  12. A taste of philosophy

    Course Date: Sat 29 Jul 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you ever wondered what philosophy is? What do philosophers talk about? Can they tell you the meaning of life or is it just jargon and navel gazing? Come along and find out.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £10.00

  13. A tool for problem solving

    Course Date: Fri 8 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Intuition is a powerful and natural resource that we all possess but sometimes lose touch with. Learn how to recognise your intuition, and build upon its strengths to enhance confidence across all life areas.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  14. A trip around the world in beer

    Course Date: Fri 7 Jul 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Beer is the globe’s third favourite drink after water and tea. Although there are plenty of tastes in common, this session will show you why it’s the differences that make beer really interesting.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  15. A very wicked place: representations of London in Dickens' later novels

    Course Date: Sat 23 Jun 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In Dickens’s novels London often takes on the force of a character. Augmented by visits (Dickens Museum and the Temple), we shall explore precisely how he expressed his endless fascination with the greatest nineteenth-century metropolis. NB. Course fees include the entrance fee to the Dickens' museum.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £45.00

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