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. Ramesses III: Egypt's last great Pharaoh

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ramesses III ruled Egypt around 1182-1151 BCE at the end of the New Kingdom. His reign was a complex mix of achievement and decline. He successfully repelled foreign attacks and built significant monuments, but his was a period of economic and social stress and he came to a grisly end. Visit to museum included.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  2. Writing for children (continuation)

    Writing for children (continuation)

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue to explore writing for different age groups and genres of contemporary children's fiction on this practical and interactive course. This course focuses much more on the nuts and bolts of writing, focusing on issues such as theme, viewpoint and structure in the context of children's fiction. You will need to have completed a ‘Writing for children’ course before joining this class.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  3. American science fiction and society

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course examines North American literature from the science-fiction genre, written in the 1970s and 80s, that addresses issues of race, gender, violence and power. We will start with Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time and then Sheri S. Tepper’s post-apocalyptic novel, The Gate to Women’s Country.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  4. The 60 minute writer

    The 60 minute writer

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Fit creative writing into your busy day: a relaxed, informal rolling programme for writers of all levels of experience who enjoy being thrown new ideas and experimenting with poetry and prose.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £36.00

  5. Discovering Victorian London: empire, enterprise and education

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Victorian London shaped today's city. Discover the lasting legacy of the Victorian age, uncover its secrets, and meet

    some of the characters who created one of the world's greatest cities. NB. Initial lecture at City Lit.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £61.00

  6. Biography writing

    Biography writing

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What makes a great biography? Learn to experiment with your own life writing as you uncover the techniques and methods of this exciting genre with a professional biographer.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  7. Advanced screenwriting

    Advanced screenwriting

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Continue to explore the secrets of successful screenplays and receive feedback on your draft project in this rigorous workshop. Suitable for experienced screenwriters with some years experience and a complete or near-complete draft of a screenplay.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  8. Myths of the Bible

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and explore some of the myths from the Old and the New Testament.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Writing about food

    Writing about food

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    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 - from street food markets, pop-up restaurants and supper clubs to 24-hour fine dining and gourmet takeaways - and so many opportunities, with new publications, websites and, of course, blogs.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £68.00

  10. Understanding the Israel-Palestine conflict

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Trace the historical roots of this conflict emphasising the peace process of the 1990s - Madrid talks, Oslo agreement, Camp David talks and the recent Middle Eastern road map, as well as the latest developments on this stimulating interactive lecture course. Tutor: Noman Hanif.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

  11. Wordsworth: the Prelude -'The growth of a poet's mind'

    Wordsworth: the Prelude -'The growth of a poet's mind'

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Prelude is Wordsworth’s ultimate testimony, offering a richly varied poetic autobiography. We shall discuss extracts from each of the poem’s 13 books to gain a sense of the complexity and coherence of Wordsworth’s achievement.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £74.00

  12. Advanced poetry workshop

    Advanced poetry workshop

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Develop your poetry, taking it in new directions and maturing your poetic voice. Various approaches and techniques will be explored, and new poetry can be workshopped. For experienced poets only.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  13. Developing your creative writing

    Developing your creative writing

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This supportive workshop for writers with some experience will provide inspiration, technical guidance and feedback on your work, as well as helping you to sustain your writing practice.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  14. Ways into creative writing: an introduction

    Ways into creative writing: an introduction

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Not sure whether creative writing is for you? Give it a try on this fun and supportive short course covering the basics of fiction and poetry. Increase your confidence and produce work through guided exercises and discussion.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £48.00

  15. Global critical issues: discussion group

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to find out more about the issues that impact people globally? Then join this couse for a lively, informed discussion about events that are shaping our world.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £26.00

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