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. 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

  2. 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

  3. ‘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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. The Physics of time

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 15 Aug 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    We will explore the various different conceptions of time within modern physics. The absolute time of Newtonian mechanics is contrasted with the relativistic time of Einsteinian gravity. The possibility that time is quantized, made up of discrete moments, is seen to emerge in some of the most cutting edge theories of physics, such as loop quantum gravity and string theory. The emergence of time in the big bang, the direction of time, and the possibility of time travel are all explored.

    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: £25.00

  10. Build a website with WordPress in two sessions

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 15 Aug 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    WordPress is the world's most popular content management system, and it's free! On this intensive, one-day course you'll learn how to use it to build your own website.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  11. Making sense of fictions through philosophy

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 15 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Our ability not only to talk about fictional characters, but to say true things about them, has puzzled philosophers throughout history. This introductory course will show you why fictional characters present such a puzzle.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  12. A trapeze artist: how Kafka came to write as he did

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 15 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    How did Kafka come to write some of the most extraordinary fictions ever written? - the man who wakes up as a beetle, a judicial torture-machine, an ape’s lecture, a man whose name is reduced to a letter and his endless quest for justice. We explore why Kafka wrote such stories.

    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

  13. LinkedIn: a detailed introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 16 Aug 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    In this longer, in-depth course, take a look at the crucial features to get started on building your network with LinkedIn.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  14. Resilience and well-being for people who stammer

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 17 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This is a time of challenge for many of us. Learn practical skills to help you manage difficult thoughts and feelings and move your life forward in positive directions. These skills will impact on all areas of your life, and there’ll also be discussion on stammering-specific issues.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £12.00

  15. How to write a short story

    How to write a short story

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 18 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Through a series of inspiring and practical exercises, you'll be encouraged to tap into your imagination and draft a short story from beginning to end in four days.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

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