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. Writing for magazines

    Writing for magazines

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get inspired to write on this practical course for freelance journalists and bloggers. Learn to carry out research, interview people, pitch and publish stories, and build your presence on social media.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £48.00

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Writing a memoir (continuation)

    Writing a memoir (continuation)

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Some moments in our lives are so powerful they beg to be shared with the world. This continuation course guides students in developing a memoir project that will resonate and inspire.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £48.00

  7. Continuity and change in medieval Jerusalem

    Continuity and change in medieval Jerusalem

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using a selection of primary sources, this interactive lecture-based course will examine the history of 12th century Jerusalem: its sensational and bloody fall to the army of the First Crusade in 1099; its Christian transformation under the Crusader kings; its conquest under Saladin in 1187, and the changes that were then made to the city and the life of its people. Tutor: Michael Bloomfield.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  8. Classics evening lecture

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us for our new series of talks by leading classicists on a wide variety of topics. This month's topic is: Seeing the gods in Greece and Rome - by Caroline Vout, Cambridge University.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £5.00

  9. Post-revolutionary America: the Federal Period (1781-1815)

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Post-Revolutionary America was a time of unity as well as competition between the former colonies. This course will examine the founding of the new nation, from a confederation of states to a federal state under a constitution. We will consider the relationship between states and the federal government, as well as government and the people, through the changes and developments from the Articles of Confederation, the controversies over the Constitution, to the framers and founders of the new nation, many of whom would go on to hold positions in the new government.

    NOTE: Break Week - no class session on Wednesday, 29 May 2019.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  10. World War into Cold War

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how the "Grand Alliance" of the USA, Britain and the USSR degenerated into a Cold War that divided Europe for forty years. See where the Cold War got hot in other parts of the world.

    NOTE: Break week - no class session on Thursday, 30 May 2019. Tutor: Alison Appleby.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  11. An introduction to literature: fiction, poetry and drama

    An introduction to literature: fiction, poetry and drama

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore themes of deceit, guilt, personal and social responsibility and class, in Ian McEwan's 2001 novel, 'Atonement', and David Hare's 1995 play, 'Skylight'. We will also read a selection of short stories and poetry.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £61.00

  12. Editing your children's novel

    Editing your children's novel

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Editing your novel can be a tricky business! Get support on this lively course, learning techniques and skills to improve and edit your manuscript.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £64.00

  13. Phenomenology of time

    Phenomenology of time

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What is time? We use the term daily but its meaning proves elusive. This intermediate level course starts from the idea that we must commence any analysis of time from the first-person point of view.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £61.00

  14. Flash fiction

    Flash fiction

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A sideways glance: succinct, powerful. Experiment with telling stories in 500-600 words.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  15. Developing your playwriting

    Developing your playwriting

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue to explore the key elements of dramatic writing, and benefit from supportive and detailed feedback on your own work. New students with some playwriting experience are welcome to join.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

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