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  1. Contemporary dance: intermediate
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Orley Quick
    Push your physicality, stamina and strength through technical exercises, dynamic travelling and fluid phrases. Be challenged mentally and physically, take risks and work with full body awareness. This class is appropriate for people who have lots of experience in Contemporary dance and are confident with floor work.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
  2. Magic in the ancient world
    Course start date:  Wed 29 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ann Jeffers
    How do you define magic and divination? Why has the Western world traditionally viewed magic as opposed to religion and science? These and other issues will be discussed in this thought-provoking course.



    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
  3. Contemporary dance: general level
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Orley Quick
    Develop your physicality while further enhancing your understanding of contemporary dance, through technical exercises, dynamic travelling and fluid phrases. This class is appropriate for people who are ready to move on from the beginners course or who have previous dance experience.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
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  4. French 5: Flaubert : une vie, une oeuvre
    Course start date:  Wed 29 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Flaubert est le contemporain de Baudelaire et, comme l’auteur de « Les Fleurs du mal », il occupe une position charnière dans la littérature du XIXème siècle. À la fois contesté pour des raisons morales et admiré pour sa force littéraire de son temps, il apparaît aujourd'hui comme l'un des plus grands romanciers de son siècle, avec en particulier « Madame Bovary », roman qui fonde le bovarysme, puis « L'Éducation sentimentale ». Il se place entre le roman psychologique de Stendhal et le mouvement naturaliste de Zola et Maupassant, ces derniers considérant Flaubert comme leur maître. Lui-même fortement marqué par l'œuvre d’Honoré de Balzac dont il reprendra les thèmes sous une forme très personnelle - « L'Éducation sentimentale » est une autre version de « Le Lys dans la vallée » et « Madame Bovary » s'inspire de « La Femme de trente ans » - il s'inscrit dans sa lignée du roman réaliste. Il est aussi très préoccupé d'esthétisme, d'où son long travail d'élaboration pour chaque œuvre : il teste ses textes en les soumettant à la fameuse épreuve du « gueuloir », qui consiste à les lire à pleine voix, parfois pendant des heures. On a également souvent souligné la volonté de Flaubert de s'opposer à l'esthétique du roman-feuilleton, en écrivant un « roman de la lenteur ». Enfin, son regard ironique et pessimiste sur l'humanité fait de lui un grand moraliste. Son « Dictionnaire des idées reçues » donne un aperçu de ce talent.







    This course is designed for both advanced French learners as well as native speakers of French.



    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
  5. The art of negotiating
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Apr 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gavin Illsley
    Negotiation is a communication skill essential in solving problems and reaching your goals. Learn to prepare well and to feel confident using logical and emotional tools to achieve great outcomes. The course will be taught in the college.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
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  6. 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
  7. Art and critical theory: rethinking 'nature'
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Irina Chkhaidze
    Explore the role of critical theory within the field of art history, and learn new ways of thinking about art by focusing on how recent authors have been rethinking our understanding of nature.



    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
  8. Il ventennio fascista
    Course start date:  Wed 3 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi
    Nel 1922 Benito Mussolini diventa primo ministro. Nel corso degli anni le opposizioni politiche vengono eliminate. Il Fascismo diventa un regime totalitario che resterà al potere fino al 1943. Analizzeremo le cause e circostanze che portarono alla nascita di questo fenomeno politico e le sue fasi evolutive.







    This course is designed for advanced Italian learners but is also open to native speakers of Italian, who may find it informative.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £51.00
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  9. Return to French (advanced)
    Course start date:  Wed 8 May 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Henriette Harlall
    Come and join this lively interactive course to refresh your advanced French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 4 course in September.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  10. Chinese 4: revision
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ting Poon
    Take your Mandarin proficiency to new heights with level 4 revision course tailored for students with at least 5 years of Chinese language experience. Fine-tune your skills in grammar, comprehension and vocabulary with this short course.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £38.00
  11. Introduction to Herbal Medicine
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 2 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ellie Holly
    Herbal medicine has lot to offer when it comes to improving mood, reducing anxiety, improving cognitive function and increasing energy levels. Herbal medicine is the use of whole plant extracts to treat illness and to prevent disease. When used correctly, herbal medicines offer a safe and effective way to improve mental health. Many herbs can be used safely alongside orthodox medicines. This course is all about giving you the knowledge you need to feel confident buying and trying herbal medicines to support your own health.



    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
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