Explore History, Culture & Writing
Explore our extraordinary range of History, Culture and Writing courses and lectures. We offer both introductory and specialist in-depth courses to suit all levels of interest and experience, from ‘How to read a film’ and World literature, to Creative non-fiction writing courses and American history and Politics courses.
Our tutors are experts in their fields and experienced educators; many have published, teach in universities or share their expertise in the media. Tutors share their knowledge and passion through presentations, readings, interactive discussion and exercises, analysis, and other activities.
Many students return to take more courses, telling us they enjoy being part of our City Lit Learning community.
Our popular courses often sell out quickly, so we invite you to browse and book your place now.
- Film studies tasterCourse start date: Sat 16 Sep 2023 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Paul SuttonLearn how to evaluate and discuss films while enjoying a working example of a City Lit Film Studies class. In this class we will view and explore clips from a number of films, including popular remakes, enabling us to consider and compare themes and techniques from differing filmmaking countries. There will be a chance to review – in brief – film courses at City Lit (September - December 2023).
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
- Poetry: a tasterCourse start date: Sun 10 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Billie ManningThis short, fun workshop is the perfect starting point for students who are writing for the first time or new to poetry. Join us for thought-provoking writing exercises and poetry theory for beginners.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Trains, drains and remainsCourse start date: Sun 15 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Marilyn GreeneConsidering the history of the city which is lying largely under our feet, we will discuss trains entering the City, the tube and post office tunnels, water conduits, hidden rivers, and archaeological remains from burials and buildings found in the city.
Starts at Blackfriars tube station, ends near Monument station. Considering the history of the city which is lying largely under our feet, we will discuss trains entering the City, the tube and post office tunnels, water conduits, hidden rivers, and archaeological remains from burials and buildings found in the city.
Starts at Blackfriars tube station, ends near Monument station.Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
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