Retirement for Beginners: Simply Capital! Discover a few of London’s hidden secrets and plan a visit

Course Dates: 04/07/20
Time: 11:00 - 14:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

With free travel and more spare time, retirement is a fantastic opportunity to explore some of London’s hidden treasures in a leisurely manner, whether you are a film buff or an 18th century social history fan.


What is the course about?

From museums dedicated to fans and cartoons to the old operating theatre and Wilton’s Music Hall, there will be dozens of places most Londoners have never visited. You may not have been to Westminster Abbey or the Queen’s Gallery either.

What will we cover?

We will look at a diverse selection of London’s attractions. Admission charges, concessions, transport links, individual interests.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

By the end of the course you should be able to: Identify a wish list of places to visit and then we will plan one outing for the summer where we can meet, socialise and learn.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The tutor is a semi-retired BBC producer who will share her own experiences and facilitate discussion. There will be quizzes and discussion prompts. This course provides a light-hearted opportunity to socialize with fellow retirees as we explore new ways to structure our leisure time.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Pen, paper, notebook.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

More retirement for beginners’ courses coming up.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on
Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.

Tutor Biographies
Jenny Bardwell

A "semi-retired" BBC producer, Jenny has been a fan of adult education since she did her A level English Literature at the Working Men's College. She went on to work as a BBC producer at the Open University, where she created television and radio programmes for adult learners. Jenny now works part-time in broadcasting and adult education. She is also on a mission to find satisfying ways of filling her leisure time without spending too much money. She volunteers on the Information Desk at Somerset House, has conducted garden tours at Polesden Lacey and acted as events usher for the Royal Society of Literature. Jenny has also walked dogs for The Cinnamon Trust, visited the elderly and performed with amateur dramatic societies, choirs and worked in a community cafe. She says: "I see retirement as a chance to try things out, go down interesting paths without quite the same pressure to prove ourselves. The post-war generations are the first to experience the possibilities of a really fruitful 'Third Age'. Our only dilemma is which options to choose".

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: FTR09

Sat, day, 04 Jul - 04 Jul '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £29.00
Senior fee: £29.00
Concession: £29.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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