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  1. Picture book writing
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 14 Feb 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lou Kuenzler
    Would you like to write a picture book text for young children? This course is designed for children's writers and for illustrators wishing to write their own stories; a starter course to develop both your ideas and your technique.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £70.00
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  2. Where is the future? An introduction to the philosophy of time
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 7 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Oliver Josiah
    Time is a familiar and fundamental part of our lives - we count down the minutes until lunch, we schedule meetings, we set alarms - and yet few subjects have proven as mysterious and elusive. This course will explore some of the key questions that have preoccupied philosophers and scientists for thousands of years.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00
  3. Modern African history: understanding the state and economy since independence
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ingrid Aguiar Schlindwein
    Explore post-colonial Africa's political, economic, and social journey since independence. Gain insights into state building, governance, development, and identity, fostering a holistic understanding of Africa's historical evolution.



    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
  4. Mindfulness and Meditation: De-stress and Rejuvenate
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sally Page
    Learn how to de-stress, rejuvenate and cultivate calm using a variety of Mindfulness and Meditation techniques. From understanding why we get stressed, to applying this understanding in everyday real life situations. Releasing stress to cultivate an experience of calm, a positive state of mind, and significantly reduce stress levels and tension held in the body.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £62.00
  5. Key Black political thinkers around the world in the 20th and 21st century
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 11 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Gabriel Olumide Apata
    This course is an introduction to some of the Key black political thinkers of the 20th and 21st centuries who have helped to shape our understanding of the politics of race in society.



    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
  6. Tango Argentino
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 12 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adriana Pegorer
    This course is about learning Argentinean Tango where you will learn, practice, enjoy and meet friends! No partner needed – come alone, with a partner or with friends. Suitable for both beginners and those with prior experience.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £62.00
  7. Russian advanced conversation
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Inessa Ray
    This is a very advanced discussion group covering topical and cultural issues with relevant points of grammar, as and when necessary. You should have an advanced level of Russian (5 or more years of active learning).
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  8. Italian 3 Conversation
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Silvana Vistola
    This skills-based course is for intermediate learners of Italian and is intended to improve your Italian speaking skills in everyday situations. We will be looking at both formal and informal scenarios, and the aim is to help you to feel more comfortable speaking Italian in order to improve your fluency.



    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
  9. Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
  10. An introduction to African and diaspora studies
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Gabriel Olumide Apata
    The course explores the many ways by which Africans came to be dispersed across the world and their political, socio-cultural experiences in their new societies.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00
  11. Return to French (elementary)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 8 Feb 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Come and join this lively course to refresh your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course starting soon.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
  12. Return to Spanish (lower intermediate)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    If you have learned Spanish in the past, but it has been a while, then come and join this lively course to refresh your lower intermediate Spanish. You wil review, revise and practice in a course that is tailored to your needs. After attending this course, you will be able join a level 2 upper course in September. Or a lvel 2 summer course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  13. The forming of the economies of the Global South
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ingrid Aguiar Schlindwein
    Explore how historical, political, and economic factors have shaped Global South economies. Analyze trade, governance, urbanization, poverty, sustainability, and challenges, fostering a holistic understanding of their development within the global landscape.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
  14. From independence to the present: Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Mirza Jaffer Abid
    Join us to explore the fascinating histories of the lesser studied South Asian nation-states of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from decolonisation to the present.



    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
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