History, Culture & Writing Courses in London

We offer an extraordinary range of courses during the day, in the evening and at weekends, from the most popular subjects to the completely unique, including film studies, creative and non-fiction writing courses and American history courses. Many of our tutors are nationally recognised in their fields, including published authors, and practising professionals in the media. As a learner you can also benefit from our partnerships with organisations such as the British Film Institute and close links with The British Museum, the London Transport Museum and many others.

Want to speak to a member of the Humanities Team to find out more about our courses? Call us on 020 7492 2652 or email us on humanities@citylit.ac.uk.

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  1. Developing your blogging

    Developing your blogging

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 14 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Already started a blog and want to know how to craft more engaging blog posts? This fun but informative workshop teaches the essential skills required to craft blogposts that will resonate with your audience.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £19.00

  2. Hamlet in a day

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 15 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Why do the language and themes of Hamlet generate such interest and controversy? Through close reading of several of the play’s crucial scenes, we shall compare our own responses to those of famous commentators.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  3. Art of ancient Central Asia

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 15 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come to discover the establishment and development of Islamic art in Central Asia.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  4. Being and empathy: the philosophy of Edith Stein

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 15 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In writing that “Empathy is the experience of foreign consciousness … irrespective of the subject whose consciousness is experienced [including God]”, Edith Stein opened the way for a ‘phenomenology’ of faith.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  5. Up close and personal with Egyptian archaeological treasures

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 15 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Become personal with Sir Flinders Petrie, the pioneer of scientific archaeology in Egypt and Palestine. Spend the afternoon up close with his archaeological treasures in the nearby Petrie Museum.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  6. Writing sonnets

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 15 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Or would that be a bit cliché? Explore new avenues with this old form in our inspiring day workshop designed to help students push their sonnet writing beyond the traditional lines set by Shakespeare and Petrarch.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  7. How America replaced Britain in the Middle East 1945 - 2003

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 16 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course charts the post 1945 entrance of the United States into the Middle East and the power struggle which ensued with Britain as a consequence. The course pierces the official discourse on the transatlantic relationship and provides a different perspective on how to understand and explain the volatile politics of the region. Tutor: Noman Hanif.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  8. Life and times of James II

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 16 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Although his reign was one of the shortest in Britain James had a distinguished career before becoming king and an

    intriguing one in exile. A Catholic convert he was doomed to fail in Protestant Britain. Tutor: William Sterling.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  9. Craft focus: dialogue in fiction

    Craft focus: dialogue in fiction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 16 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Show rather than tell through quality dialogue. This one-day course will explore ways to develop that all-important ‘ear for dialogue’ through writing exercises and analysis of proven techniques.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  10. Writing about food: a taster

    Writing about food: a taster

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 16 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Love food and want to write about it? There’s never been a better time with so much happening in the world of food - from street food markets and pop-up restaurants to 24-hour fine dining and gourmet takeaways. Explore the opportunities in print and online, including blogs.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  11. Balance of power: Asia and the West

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 17 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    For centuries, Asia was the ‘powerhouse’ in world history. After a period dominated by European and American imperial powers (which never managed to colonise Asia in its entirety) global politics is once again pivoting towards Asia. Western media, education and politics, however, often overlooks Asia as a global region, explains it through Western optics, or portray it as if the West holds no responsibility for problems in the region. Understanding the interconnected history of Asia and the West is thus vital to understanding the global changes of today and tomorrow.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  12. “The Oriental Renaissance”: episodes in the history of Indology

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 18 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    Come and discover the "Oriental Renaissance" that influenced European ideas of the nineteenth century.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  13. Is India the next economic powerhouse? Opportunities and challenges ahead

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 19 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    Explore and assess India’s potential to be the next global economic powerhouse. This interactive lecture-based course will give you an overview of the current state of India’s economy and its future prospects, critically assessing both opportunities and remaining challenges.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £22.00

  14. Introduction to journalism

    Introduction to journalism

    Course Date: Wed 19 Feb 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How do you become a freelance journalist? Discover the basic skills a journalist needs to write and sell news and features to newspapers, magazines, blogs and other online publications. From developing ideas and identifying outlets to interview skills and approaching editors. Led by well-established journalist and coach Susan Grossman. Suitable for those looking to refresh their skills and for bloggers.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  15. The making of American power: US foreign policy from the Cold War to Trump

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 20 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Follow the ascendancy of American power, from 1945 up to the Trump administration, through a history of wars, foreign interventions and “soft power”. This course is a broad survey of America’s changing place in the world, investigating the relationship between domestic and international politics. Tutor: Jack Gain.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £52.00

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