Courses

Whether you want to try something new, revisit a past passion, or take your skills to the next level, we have a huge range of courses for you to explore.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Use the filter on the left hand side to search by location (online), category, time of day, price and more to ensure you find the perfect course for you.

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  1. Excel: applying formulae and functions

    Course Date: Mon 10 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Move beyond basic arithmetic in Excel and learn to use the power of formulas and functions to save time and extract new information from your data.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  2. A Brief History of French Cinema

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 10 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course will introduce participants to possibly the most important film producing country in Europe. It will take you on a whistle stop tour of French cinema, touching on a number of significant moments in its history, from the silent era to the present day and taking in a range of key films and directors.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  3. Imagining the American West in Literature and Film

    Course Date: Mon 10 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Howdy Pardners! This class examines the American West in literature and film from the 20th century up to the present day. By looking at a diverse range of texts and films, the class will explore the longstanding and ongoing fascination with, and importance of the legacy of the American West.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  4. Album history 4: Rumours (1977)

    Course Date: Mon 10 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn the history of Rumours, the eleventh studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  5. Strengthen your drawing: six projects in six days

    Course Date: Mon 10 Aug 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    This lively, intensive course will push your drawing to the next level as you use a range of lateral strategies to develop personal approaches to the subject. This course is about purposeful play and enquiry.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  6. Experimental self portraits

    Course Date: Mon 10 Aug 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    This energising new course includes practical experimental approaches to drawing portraits alongside an introduction to how artists have historically used the self-portrait and the contextual influences behind works by contemporary artists.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  7. How to write a novel

    How to write a novel

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 10 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course deals with all aspects of novel writing technique and prose style. Ideal for fiction writers about to begin a novel or those with a novel at early draft stage.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £28.00

  8. Exploring classical music online

    Course Date: Tue 11 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    A world of music is available to you from the comfort of your own home, thanks to online platforms that both offer high-quality recordings of works – and provide you with information about composers and performers from the distant past to the present day. Come and discover how to access this wealth of material, and explore the musical insights it can provide, whether you are undertaking detailed research into a topic, or would simply like to find out a little more about the music you love.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  9. Introduction to Facebook

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 11 Aug 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn more about Facebook, the social networking site that allows you to find and communicate with friends and common interest groups. Keep in touch with family and friends or get in touch with long lost relations or school friends.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  10. Copywriting: a taster

    Copywriting: a taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 11 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Good copywriting skills are increasingly important, whether you want to write your own website or your company’s sales literature, or hope to work in advertising or marketing. We'll cover the core elements of copywriting using examples and practical exercises.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  11. ‘Shaking the foundations’: explore the impact of science, scholarship and ideas on 19th century Christianity.

    Course Date: Tue 11 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Christianity in early 19th century Britain influenced science, was underpinned by scholarship and integral to mainstream values. The course explores the related underlying rationale and why/how developments in these three areas challenged Christianity‘s hold.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  12. Latin piano: introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 12 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    For intermediate pianists (grade 4 ABRSM or above), these two sessions will introduce you to the dynamic role of the piano in Afro-Cuban music. We will focus on rhythm and improvisation, playing classic Cuban styles including son, mambo, and cha cha cha.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  13. BBC radiophonic workshop techniques

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 12 Aug 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore and exploit techniques typical of a late 1950s electroacoustic music studio such as the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Oscillators, filters, modulators, tape recorders and mixers will be studied via BERNA emulation software. However, you can apply the techniques in a range of music production programs.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  14. Writing comedy for TV: an introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 12 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Do you want to find out more about writing comedy? Explore every aspect of humorous scriptwriting for television, beginning with sketches, and looking at sitcoms from initial idea through to finished script.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  15. Great artists: Thelonious Monk

    Course Date: Wed 12 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn about the life and history of the extraordinary and idiosyncratic composer and jazz pianist Thelonious Monk. Gain greater insight as to why his music sounds the way it does, and how he constructed his compositions. You will do this by looking at the history behind several of his key compositions, the stories behind them, and use these songs as windows to illustrate aspects of his life. Through this, you will learn key points about his music and expand your listening skills.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

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