Take a look at the list of courses in our Culture, History and Writing Department where we are sure you will find something to inspire and intrigue you…… and maybe ignite your imagination!
You may want to develop your creative writing skills and start work on the novel or poem that you have somewhere inside you. Perhaps you are keen to learn more about significant periods in world history and the key figures of those times. Whatever you choose, you will benefit from the considerable knowledge of our experienced tutors, all experts in their field and passionate about their subject area.
Our successful ‘History Club’ series of weekly talks continue in 2020-21, covering figures such as Charles I, Abraham Lincoln, Oscar Wilde, Sigmund Freud and Margaret Thatcher. Other talks will look at significant periods in history, with topics including ‘Empire Windrush: Immigration in the Post War Era’, ‘Hidden Histories: the Native Americans’, ‘Africans in Early Modern England’ and ‘Plague, Fire and Damnation: the Restoration Era’. With an eclectic mix of around 30 different two-hour talks over the year, we are confident you will find something that will spark your interest!
New for 2020-21, and of particular interest to those keen to learn more about our capital city, are our short courses in ‘London Studies: The Archaeology & History of London’ and ‘London Studies: The Architecture & Literature of London’.
We celebrate our surrounding area on our ‘History of Surrey’ course, which looks at the county’s experience during key periods, how it was affected by local and national events and also analyses the figures who shaped Surrey’s past and present.
Our ‘Enjoy Your Retirement’ course features a diverse range of talks from guest speakers and also offers afternoon visits to places of interest. The course presents a wonderful opportunity to study alongside fellow retirees!
There are several Creative Writing courses to choose from, catering for the beginner to those who have been writing for many years. You will look in-depth at styles, genres, and techniques to help develop your work.
As part of our ‘Wellbeing’ series, we also offer Creative Writing courses that recognise the benefits that engaging with creative writing can have on our mental health. Additionally, there are courses specifically designed to help people find their voice as a writer and to give advice on how to get your work published.
Join us on a course soon and get inspired!