History, culture & writing

History, Culture & Writing

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 studiescreative 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.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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  1. Poetry workshop: intensive
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Want to have your poems critiqued in a supportive environment? This intensive poetry workshop focuses on offering feedback to poets who have already written a selection of poems and are looking to push their writing further.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £52.00
  2. The 'superfluous man' in 19th century literature
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This class explores the subject of the superfluous man in nineteenth-century literature. From disaffected dropouts to dissolute dandies, we investigate the origins of the subject in the Romantic movement, its flourishing in masterpieces of nineteenth-century Russian literature, and variations on its character and ideas in European and American literature up to the turn of the twentieth century.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £79.00
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  3. Civil disobedience and protest in 1960s America
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This course is a broad history that examines the objectives, methods and impact of protest groups in 1960s America, assessing their effect on American society, politics and culture, both then and now.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £57.00
  4. Writing non-fiction for children: an introduction
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Learn how to write children’s non-fiction on this exciting and interactive course encompassing classic fact book, biography and narrative. You will also get an opportunity to practise and get some feedback on your writing.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £52.00
  5. Introduction to journalism
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    On this course students will explore the basic skills a freelance journalist needs to write and sell news and features to newspapers and magazines. From developing ideas and identifying outlets to interview skills and approaching editors.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £52.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  6. Ways into creative writing: an introduction
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    Not sure whether creative writing is for you? Give it a try on one of these fun and supportive short courses covering the basics of fiction and poetry. Increase your confidence and produce work through guided exercises and discussion.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £52.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  7. Autobiographical writing: an introduction
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    This short course explores the basic elements of writing autobiography drawing on memories, diaries, photos, dreams and fantasies with a focus on the forms of autobiography, memoir and the personal essay.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £52.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  8. Writing for magazines
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £52.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  9. Novels of Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey, Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This online literature course explores three novels by Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey, Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion. We will focus on developing an appreciation of the nuances of Austen’s language and its effects, alongside engaging with the literary, historical and critical contexts of these novels, and how they may illuminate our understanding of them.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £79.00
  10. Writing a memoir (continuation)
    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £52.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  11. Nature writing
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    What greater muse could a writer ask for than the organic wonders of the planet that surrounds them? Learn how to capture the majesty of nature on the page with this exciting new course in creative non-fiction.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £57.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  12. Capitalism and its discontents
    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Do we know what capitalism is? Without this knowledge, we can neither harness its potential, nor reform it, nor smash it and move beyond.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £66.00
  13. Writing a memoir: an introduction
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    Some moments in our lives are so powerful they beg to be shared with the world. This six week course will help you plan and craft a memoir that will resonate and inspire.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £52.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  14. City of words - the 'trequel'
    Course Date: Thu 22 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    London luxuriates in literary references. This course explores a new neighbourhood each week, looking at some of those authors, poets & playwrights, & their creations, who have celebrated & immortalised our city.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £52.00
  15. History of the European Union: from World War II to the 2004 expansion
    Course Date: Thu 22 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Explore the fascinating evolution of the European Union throughout its history.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £57.00

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