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  1. Generative AI: a short introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 Apr 2024 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Scott
    This is a short introduction to Generative AI for non-technical beginners who want to find out what all the fuss is about over ChatGPT, DALL-E and Stable Diffusion.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  2. Private portraits: painted miniatures in early modern Europe
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Elizabeth Eyres
    Portrait miniatures are some of the most exquisite and beguiling likenesses ever produced. Their tiny scale and painstaking creation give them an intricacy, intimacy and sense of intrigue. These often reflect the circumstances in which they were gifted to their new owners by the person commissioning them, and both the images and their wider contexts repay our close study on this course.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  3. Piano: return to playing
    Course start date:  Fri 12 Jul 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gary Preston
    Did you once play the piano? Are you thinking of returning to playing? This short course, taught in a friendly and supportive environment, will help you refresh your dormant skills and re-kindle your passion for playing.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £62.00
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  4. World music: Bollywood tunes
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 10 May 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sarha Moore
    Learn to play 'filmi' songs from Bollywood movies that incorporate Indian traditional raga, bhangra rhythms and elements of contemporary pop. For all instrumentalists and singers,including improvisers, at intermediate and advanced level. Learning will be in the aural tradition, though music will be provided.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £69.00
  5. Writing poetry: getting started
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 23 May 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Billie Manning
    This short, fun workshop is the perfect starting point for students who are writing for the first time or new to the poetry path. Join us for thought-provoking writing exercises and poetry theory for beginners.



    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 £35.00
  6. The Norwich School - a unique society of landscape painters
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Elizabeth Eyres
    On this course you will study the fascinating work of the 19th century Norwich School, a loose association of generations of painters from artistic families who worked in Norwich, Norfolk, one of the most important and wealthy regional capitals of the day. You will explore the beautiful landscapes produced by these artists and also discover work produced by remarkable women in the group.



    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 £55.00 Concession £45.00
  7. Looking at photography: critical and analytic theories
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    An introduction to some of the main ways of thinking about photography, based on cultural theory, politics, philosophy and semiotics.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
  8. Introduction to artificial intelligence
    Course start date:  Fri 28 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Liv Helen Vage
    Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk say it's humanity's biggest threat, but you use it every day. Learn what artificial intelligence is, what it will become, and how it works.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  9. The writings of Cicero: an introduction
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sean Gabb
    An introduction to one of the most influential and prolific Roman writers, Cicero, his life and works.



    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 £55.00 Concession £45.00
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  10. Seven wonders of the ancient world
    Course start date:  Fri 4 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  William Sterling
    The Seven Wonders fascinate us, but what were they and why were they wonders? Using art, literature and



    archaeology we'll explore possible answers.



    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 £55.00 Concession £45.00
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