Learn to speak Scottish Gaelic in this communicative course. Suitable for complete beginners. The course also provides an introduction to Scottish Gaelic culture, poetry and songs. Based on units 1-4 of the coursebook 'Teach Yourself Gaelic'.
Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020 Location on this date: Online
Suitable if you have completed 'Gaelic beginners' (year one of Gaelic), or have an equivalent level. Practice and improve your elementary Gaelic in this lively course, focusing on speaking and listening skills as well as Gaelic culture, poetry and music.
Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 Location on this date: Online
This course aims to give speakers of Irish a chance to practise their speaking and listening skills on a weekly basis as they discuss current affairs, culture, the Irish language, or whatever takes their fancy.
Course Date: Sat 14 Nov 2020 Location on this date: Online
What is a Scottish witch and how do they differ from English witches? On this short course, we will explore the religious, cultural and political factors that informed attitudes to witches, witch-hunting and witch trials in Scotland.
Course Date: Sat 26 Sep 2020 Location on this date: Online
Intrigue, murder execution…over 500 years on from her death, Mary’s colourful life continues to attract filmmakers and novelists alike. What can her reign, abdication and execution teach us about the social instabilities of social, religious and political life in Scotland and England in the 1500s?
Course Date: Wed 23 Sep 2020 Location on this date: Online
How did Welshness, Northern Irishness, Scottishness and Englishness manifest themselves in writing of the second half of the twentieth century? Find out through the novels, poems and plays of Dylan Thomas, John Fowles, Seamus Heaney, Brian Friel and Jackie Kay.