Courses

Whether you want to try something new, revisit a past passion, or take your skills to the next level, we have a huge range of courses for you to explore.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Use the filter on the left hand side to search by location (online), category, time of day, price and more to ensure you find the perfect course for you.

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  1. City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at City Lit. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From: £10.00

  2. Alexander technique: Sunday workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 9 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover how to return your body to its natural state of balance and poise in this beginner's guide to the Alexander Technique. Learn to become mindful of muscular and mental tension in a workshop running over two Sundays.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  3. The Master of Memory: W.G. Sebald

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 9 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    W. G. Sebald’s late twentieth-century prose narratives cross borders between past and present, memory and history, and current and previous generations. This one-day course will explore Sebald’s achievement through the themes of memory, forgetting, ethics and storytelling.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  4. Modern Greek: a journey for beginners in summer

    Course Date: Mon 10 Aug 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to speak Greek and develop your listening and speaking skills on this intensive course. You will also learn to read and write Greek. Suitable for complete beginners.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  5. Picture book writing: a taster

    Picture book writing: a taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 10 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Would you like to write a picture book text for young children? This taster course is designed for children's writers and for illustrators wishing to write their own stories. Develop both your ideas and your technique.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  6. Russian intensive: a journey for beginners in summer

    Course Date: Mon 10 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to speak Russian on this intensive, week-long course. We will focus on the practical use of the language and the development of speaking and listening skills.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  7. Imagining the American West in Literature and Film

    Course Date: Mon 10 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Howdy Pardners! This class examines the American West in literature and film from the 20th century up to the present day. By looking at a diverse range of texts and films, the class will explore the longstanding and ongoing fascination with, and importance of the legacy of the American West.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  8. Experimental self portraits

    Course Date: Mon 10 Aug 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    This energising new course includes practical experimental approaches to drawing portraits alongside an introduction to how artists have historically used the self-portrait and the contextual influences behind works by contemporary artists.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  9. Herodotus translation for advanced learners

    New
    Course Date: Mon 10 Aug 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Enhance your understanding of the Greek language by translating passages taken from the Histories by Herodotus. Suitable for advanced students.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  10. Excel: applying formulae and functions

    Course Date: Mon 10 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Move beyond basic arithmetic in Excel and learn to use the power of formulas and functions to save time and extract new information from your data.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  11. Exploring classical music online

    Course Date: Tue 11 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    A world of music is available to you from the comfort of your own home, thanks to online platforms that both offer high-quality recordings of works – and provide you with information about composers and performers from the distant past to the present day. Come and discover how to access this wealth of material, and explore the musical insights it can provide, whether you are undertaking detailed research into a topic, or would simply like to find out a little more about the music you love.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  12. Introduction to Facebook

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 11 Aug 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn more about Facebook, the social networking site that allows you to find and communicate with friends and common interest groups. Keep in touch with family and friends or get in touch with long lost relations or school friends.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  13. Copywriting: a taster

    Copywriting: a taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 11 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Good copywriting skills are increasingly important, whether you want to write your own website or your company’s sales literature, or hope to work in advertising or marketing. We'll cover the core elements of copywriting using examples and practical exercises.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  14. ‘Shaking the foundations’: explore the impact of science, scholarship and ideas on 19th century Christianity.

    Course Date: Tue 11 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Christianity in early 19th century Britain influenced science, was underpinned by scholarship and integral to mainstream values. The course explores the related underlying rationale and why/how developments in these three areas challenged Christianity‘s hold.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  15. Latin piano: introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 12 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    For intermediate pianists (grade 4 ABRSM or above), these two sessions will introduce you to the dynamic role of the piano in Afro-Cuban music. We will focus on rhythm and improvisation, playing classic Cuban styles including son, mambo, and cha cha cha.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

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