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  1. Arabic beginners: short introduction
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nora Allali-Carling
    Get off to a flying start in Arabic. This is a stand alone course to give you a basic introduction to the Arabic language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
  2. Japanese beginners: short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 30 Apr 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Noriko Inagaki
    Learn Japanese with an emphasis on practical use and the development of your listening and speaking skills on this intensive course.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
  3. Korean beginners: short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 30 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jaeran Won
    Learn Korean on this intensive, 2 weeks online course with an emphasis on practical use and the development of your listening and speaking skills.







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    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
  4. Modern Greek beginners: short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 2 May 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Florendia Yiannoullou
    Learn to speak Greek and develop your speaking and listening skills on this communicative course, which emphasises the practical use of the language.



    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
  5. Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre and Villette
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 2 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sophie Oxenham
    This Literature course focuses on two novels by Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre and Villette. We will develop an appreciation of Brontë’s narrative methods and concerns through close analysis of her language, alongside engaging with the literary, historical and critical contexts of these novels, and the Brontë ‘mythology’ itself.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  6. Return to French (elementary)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 2 May 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Come and join this lively course to refresh your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course starting soon.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  7. Struggle to be heard: Rimbaud, Cavafy, Tsvetaeva, Binta Breeze
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 2 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laurie Smith
    We look at four poets who struggled to be heard or accepted because their work was so different from what their society expected. What were the barriers they had to overcome and how did they win through to become admired and highly regarded? What made one of the poets stop writing at the age of 21 and the other three continue for the rest of their lives? What makes the poetry of all of them so original, and what can we learn from their resilience?
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £45.00
  8. German beginners for football fans
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 9 May 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Heiner Schenke
    This is a beginners German course for football fans.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £51.00
  9. The Politics of the NHS from 1945 to 2024
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This course will provide a reflection on contemporary debates around the National Health Service in the UK and relate them to its historical settings.
    Full fee £99.00
  10. George Eliot: Middlemarch
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sophie Oxenham
    This short literature course will explore George Eliot’s novel, ‘Middlemarch’ (1871-2). Considered by many to be the greatest nineteenth century novel, we explore its narrative methods and characterisation, its rich engagement with the ideas and concerns of its age, and above all, its deep humanity that still resonates today.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  11. Mary Queen of Scots
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ellen Carpenter
    Intrigue, murder, execution…despite over 500 years passing since her death, Mary’s colourful life continues to attract filmmakers, novelists, and historians alike. Join us to discover what Mary’s reign, abdication and execution may teach us about the instabilities of social, religious, and political life in Scotland and England in the 1500s.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  12. Becoming confident on Word 365 (beginner)
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you new to Word and word processing? Do you want to learn this essential skill both for work and private life? This course will help you create and organise digital letters and short documents.You will learn all the basic functions of creating documents: adding, copying, moving and formatting text, inserting pictures and creating tables, checking spelling and grammar, changing the page layout and printing different documents accurately. All you need is enthusiasm, and confidence using a mouse and basic keyboard functions.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £40.00
  13. Beckett and The Divine Comedy: a lifelong influence
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephen Winfield
    Explore the intimate relationship between Beckett’s universe of unbelief, presided over by a Godot who never comes, and Dante’s poem, the most exalted, vastly influential literary expression of medieval Christianity, whose presence can be felt everywhere in the Irishman’s long oeuvre, in every genre – in his plays, novels, stories, poems, essays - and at every stage of his career. What brought them together, and what were the results?
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  14. Gaslighters, Grifters and Gangsters: Psycho-thrillers of the 40s and 50s
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  William Brady
    Join us to explore the rise of a dark, psychologically complex strain of Crime Fiction in the 1940s and 50s. Often termed the ‘psycho-thriller’, these novels put the criminal mind centre-stage, delving into murkier recesses of the human psyche than had previously been entertained. Focusing on two key examples of the genre, Patrick Hamilton’s Hangover Square and Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train, we will analyse and contextualise the psycho-thriller as it evolved in Britain and America.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  15. Looking beyond headlines: colonialism and contemporary conflicts
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 4 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This course will provide a reflection on the colonial, post-colonial and neo-colonial aspects and underpinnings of contemporary conflicts.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £50.00
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