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.
- Get together and readCourse start date: Thu 19 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Claire AllenEnjoy talking with other people about the things you have read? Want to share great stories, poems and drama? Come along and join the conversation. The group is led by a shared reading practitioner trained by The Reader Organisation.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £50.00
- Spectacles of the Ancient worldCourse start date: Thu 11 May 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Michael BloomfieldThis course explores some of the most elaborate and powerful displays of the Graeco-Roman world. Designed to entertain, inform, and elicit support, often at times of great political or religious significance, they were unforgettable, and have long exercised an influence on our own understanding of the nature of power.Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £51.00
- Japanese crime fictionCourse start date: Thu 11 May 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Beatrice Ashton-LelliottJapanese crime literature is reaching new audiences, with many classics being translated into English for the first time. This course explores a range of Japanese mysteries, detectives and their recurring themes, from ‘locked room’ classics to the dark side of human nature – with many murders along the way!
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
- The worlds of Orson WellesCourse start date: Thu 8 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Richard NilandThis class explores the work of Orson Welles, examining his performances, films, and persona in the context of the literary, cinematic, cultural worlds that inspired him. We explore Welles’s engagement with modern culture through his absorption and reworking of different art forms, from drama and poetry to cinema and magic.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
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