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  1. Introduction to watercolour painting
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 10 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anne-Marie Foster
    Gain a grounding in the rich possibilities available when working with watercolour paint. Through a series of practical studies, you will investigate the potential of this versatile medium.
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
  2. In the footsteps of London's rebels
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Rosenberg
    Explore London's places of protest and discover the stories of radicals, agitators and campaigners who fought for social justice, equal rights and better lives for all from the 1830s to the 1930s.



    The first session will be in the classroom at Keeley Street followed by 11 guided walks.
    Full fee £289.00 Senior fee £231.00 Concession £188.00
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  3. Rising powers: China, from Mao to Xi
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sebastien Ardouin
    The spectacular rise of China is one of the most significant developments of the last decades. What explains it and what does it mean for China itself and the world?
    Full fee £289.00 Senior fee £289.00 Concession £188.00
  4. Europe in the 1920s: between democracy and authoritarianism
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sebastien Ardouin
    Throughout the 1920s, Europe struggled with political and economic (re)construction and stabilisation. If some progress was made in part of the continent, wartime promises of a better and democratic Europe were shattered by the Great Depression.
    Full fee £289.00 Senior fee £231.00 Concession £188.00
  5. Voiceovers: beginners
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  John Eastman
    In this highly popular course you will begin to explore ‘on mic’ the skills and techniques required across a range of audio/voiceover situations. The course will be delivered in our media studio.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £181.00
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  6. Philosophy reading group: Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit (Part 1)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Christopher Horner
    Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit is a key text in philosophy. Exciting and influential, it is also a dense and challenging read. This reading reading group aims to help you grasp its arguments and ideas.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £289.00 Senior fee £289.00 Concession £188.00
  7. English pronunciation: stage 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Apr 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David John Gwillim
    Are you a non-native fluent speaker who wants to improve your pronunciation of English and to speak the language more clearly and confidently? Work on clear formation of vowel and consonant sounds including the English neutral vowel and the distinction between voiced and unvoiced sounds. This term the course will be taught in the college.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00
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  8. English pronunciation: stage 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David John Gwillim
    Designed for people who have completed ‘English Pronunciation: stage 1’ although new students with sufficient skills can join. Develop confidence and clarity, explore diphthongs and triphthongs, inflection and the rhythms of Standard English. This term the course will be taught in the college.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00
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  9. Textiles: starting out in print
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Learn how to create textiles on this practical introductory course to textile print processes. Explore



    block, transfer, silkscreen and monoprinting. Suitable for all levels.
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
  10. Introduction to painting still-life
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Learn the essentials of Still Life painting from paint handling and colour theory to composition.



    Dedicate some time to developing your painting in a series of controlled steps. Learn to select and prepare surfaces and materials, build a composition around still life objects and make supplementary studies to guide your colour application. For absolute beginners.
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
  11. Sketchbooks: materials and techniques
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 7 Nov 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Joe Richardson
    A fantastic introduction to creative processes using a variety of different media to develop an exciting sketchbook. A sketchbook is a great place to try things out, make mistakes and take risks - all in the nature of experimentation. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some previous drawing experience.
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
  12. Rising powers: India, from Nehru to Modi
    Course start date:  Tue 14 Jan 2025

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sebastien Ardouin
    Within a few decades, India has become a key global actor. What explains this rise and what does it mean for the “world’s largest democracy” and the world?



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
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