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  1. Japanese beginners: holiday Kit
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 May 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Make the most of your visit to Japan with this short, intensive course. This Holiday Kit will provide you with all the language you need to communicate in the most common holiday situations and to have a friendly chat with the locals!



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  2. Chinese beginners: short introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Jun 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Xiaolan Bi
    Get a short introduction to the Chinese language and discover aspects of Chinese language culture in these live online communicative classes. Suitable for complete beginners.







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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 £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
  3. Latin piano
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sara Dhillon
    This practical online course for pianists (grade 4 ABRSM and above) will introduce you to the dynamic role of the piano in Afro-Cuban and Salsa music. We will focus on harmonic development, rhythm, learning common montuno patterns. Whether your background is classical, jazz or pop music, this short course will teach you classic Cuban styles including Son, Mambo, Bolero, and Cha Cha Cha.



    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 £109.00 Concession £76.00
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  4. Chess for improvers 2
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Julian Way
    This course builds on last term's Chess for Improvers and offers basic tools for the opening, middlegame and endgame.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  5. The criminalization of protests and democracy in Western Europe
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Salome Ietter
    This course looks at the responses of Western European governments to recent protests and asks what the increasing criminalisation of protests means for the state of democracy in these countries.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  6. Arabic beginners: short introduction
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alaa Sonjoq
    Get a short introduction to the Arabic language and discover aspects of Arabic language culture in these face-to-face communicative classes. Suitable for complete beginners.







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    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
  7. The Politics of the NHS from 1945 to 2024
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Salome Ietter
    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 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  8. The beauty of the medieval manuscript
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Emma Rose Barber
    It is generally accepted that medieval illuminated manuscripts are very beautiful things. Something to do with all that gold-leaf maybe. While we cannot hold them in class, close-up digital reproduction will allow us to see if they really are as beautiful as we are told. Indeed, are none of them ugly? Join this course to find out.



    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 £79.00 Concession £64.00
  9. Japanese beginners: short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 30 Apr 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hisaka Bunting
    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
  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. Korean beginners: short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Get a short introduction to the Korean language and discover aspects of Korean language culture in these face-to-face communicative classes. Suitable for complete beginners.







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    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £51.00
  12. 20th century design: modern and post-modern
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 8 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rachel Sanders
    Study the dominant design aesthetics of the twentieth century – its development, successes and fall from popularity. Movements will include Constructivism, the Bauhaus, Pop and Punk. Design practices will include graphics, architecture and furniture. #arthistory #weekendcourse #design #modernism #bauhaus.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  13. Ikigai: the Japanese secret to a long and happy life
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 9 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Hilary Lyons
    The people of Japan believe that everyone has an Ikigai or a reason for being. Finding it can lead to a happier, more fulfilled life. Learn how to live in the moment and pursue your purpose and passion.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
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  14. 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
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