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  1. Generative AI: a short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Jul 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Vina Theodorakopoulou
    This is a short introduction to Generative AI for non-technical beginners who want to find out what all the fuss is about over ChatGPT, Gemini, and Firefly.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  2. Return to French (elementary)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Jul 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Come and join this lively interactive course to refresh your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course in September.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  3. Presenting to camera: introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 25 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kathryn Wolfe
    If you need to present to camera for business, vlogging or broadcasting, this introductory course covers how to present from a home studio, office space or TV studio.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £55.00
  4. Introduction to Herbal Medicine
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 2 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ellie Holly
    Herbal medicine has lot to offer when it comes to improving mood, reducing anxiety, improving cognitive function and increasing energy levels. Herbal medicine is the use of whole plant extracts to treat illness and to prevent disease. When used correctly, herbal medicines offer a safe and effective way to improve mental health. Many herbs can be used safely alongside orthodox medicines. This course is all about giving you the knowledge you need to feel confident buying and trying herbal medicines to support your own health.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  5. Indigenous Australian art: an introduction
    Course start date:  Wed 16 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Arjmand Ahmad
    Indigenous Australian art has, in recent years, been increasingly exhibited and discussed in Britain. Yet little is known about the history and development of this art movement and the oeuvres of the artists responsible for its creation. This introductory course will provide a history of how Indigenous Australian artists have changed and challenged the course of national and international art fields in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £51.00
  6. Understanding Ethics in AI
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Feb 2025 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Tutors:  Vina Theodorakopoulou
    This is a short introduction to Ethics in AI for non-technical beginners who aspire to drive responsible AI design and use. This course will enable you to strike a balance between the potential benefits and risks of AI technology.



    This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
  7. Picture book writing
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 27 Oct 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Andrew Weale
    Would you like to write a picture book text for young children? This course is designed for children's writers and for illustrators wishing to write their own stories, develop their ideas and technique.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £75.00
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  8. Mystery religions
    Course start date:  Wed 30 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ann Jeffers
    Mystery religions were very popular in the ancient world and were organised as voluntary associations. Their popularity is attested in writings and in material culture of the Greco-Roman world. They offered intense religious experiences outside the official, civic religions. The participants were initiated into the mysteries: whilst there is considerable variety in form and content, a belief in a form of salvation was a common denominator of many of these mystery religions. The question of the relationship between the mystery cults and Christianity will also be broached.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £45.00
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  9. Becoming confident on Word 365 (beginner)
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you new to Word and word processing? Do you want to learn this essential skill both for work and private life? This course will help you create and organise digital letters and short documents.You will learn all the basic functions of creating documents: adding, copying, moving and formatting text, inserting pictures and creating tables, checking spelling and grammar, changing the page layout and printing different documents accurately. All you need is enthusiasm, and confidence using a mouse and basic keyboard functions.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here

    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £40.00
  10. Chinese beginners: short introduction
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Joyce Lee
    Get a short introduction to the Chinese language and discover aspects of Chinese language culture in these live online communicative classes. Suitable for complete beginners.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  11. Becoming confident on Outlook 365 (beginner)
    Course start date:  Wed 20 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you new to Outlook? Have you started using it but need more confidence? Working with emails and tasks is essential to almost every job and it can be easy to become overwhelmed by messages and information. This course will enable you to use the key features of Outlook including the do's and don'ts of sending and receiving emails, safely using and downloading attachments, adding signatures, creating folders to manage your emails, organising and using your calendar to keep on top of appointments, setting up reminders and creating task lists.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here

    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00
  12. Becoming confident on Excel 365 (beginner)
    Course start date:  Wed 4 Dec 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you new to Excel? Have you used Excel a little but lack confidence? Are you unsure about what you use Excel for? On this course, you will learn the key basic functions of Excel so you can begin your journey towards handling, analysing and presenting data effectively. You will learn the main functions of Excel and associated terminology. You will focus on how to create simple worksheets, enter data, present it in a logical and functioning way with formatting that makes it easy to read. You will work on using Excel in place of your calculator to make basic calculations and you will practise turning this data into simple charts and graphs. By the end of this course, you will confident enough to create your own weekly budget calculator. To do this course you'll need to be able to use a mouse, keyboard and basic computer functions.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here

    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00
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