History, culture & writing

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.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, you’ll receive the same great City Lit experience. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online 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.

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  1. Study trip: Venice Biennale and Venetian Renaissance
    Course start date:  Fri 30 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Marie-Anne Mancio
    Explore the glorious art of Venice’s Renaissance and see the city come alive with contemporary artworks during Venice’s exciting Biennale. This three-day visit is led by an expert art historian.
    Full fee £429.00 Senior fee £429.00 Concession £429.00
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  2. Study trip: glories of the Florentine Renaissance
    Course start date:  Fri 3 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Marie-Anne Mancio
    Join us to explore Florence, one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. This three-day tour is an opportunity to see some of the most famous Renaissance paintings, sculptures and buildings in context, with an expert art historian.
    Full fee £429.00 Senior fee £429.00 Concession £429.00

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