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Upcoming courses and events

The Centre for Lifelong Learning runs a wide programme of courses and events throughout the year. Please see below for a full list of our upcoming accredited, non-accredited and Saturday courses, as well as our free lectures.

Coming Soon!

Sat
11
Feb

Magnificent Roman Villas of Tivoli

A full-day history and heritage course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
11
Feb

The Knights Templar in Britain

A 2 week online history and heritage course

Sat
18
Feb

Joan Beaufort’s second marriage: a cause of the Wars of the Roses?

A full-day history and heritage course (The King's Manor, Classroom-based)

Sat
18
Feb

Inflation, Welfare and Pensions

A half-day online social sciences course

Sat
25
Feb

Marvellous Medieval Manuscripts: The Lindisfarne Gospels

A full-day history and heritage course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
25
Feb

A Brief History of the Library

A half-day online history and heritage course

Sat
25
Feb

Modern Art in 100 Works (1900-2015)

A 2 week online history of art course

Sat
25
Feb

Mental Health and Social Crisis: The Effects of Contagion, Conflict and the Climate on Psychological Well-being

A half-day social sciences course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
25
Feb

TS Eliot’s Four Quartets

A half-day literature course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
4
Mar

Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’: Epic Insight into Augustan Rome

A 2 week online history and heritage course

Sat
4
Mar

The Battle of Bannockburn

A full-day history and heritage course (The King's Manor, Classroom-based)

Sat
4
Mar

Our National Beverage: Britain and the China Tea Trade From the 17th to the 19th Centuries

A full-day history and heritage course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
4
Mar

A History of Animals in York

A half-day online history and heritage course

Sat
4
Mar

The Mystery of Existence

A half-day online philosophy/religion course

Sat
11
Mar
Sat
11
Mar

Medieval Palaeography

A full-day history and heritage course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
11
Mar

Joan of Arc: God’s Warrior Maiden

A full-day history and heritage course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
11
Mar

Kind of Blue: The History of Jazz

A full-day music, stage and screen course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
18
Mar

Beyond the Register: Parish and Probate

A half-day online history and heritage course

Sat
18
Mar

Coins in Roman Britain

A half-day history and heritage course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
18
Mar

Documenting the Dissolution

A half-day online history and heritage course

Sat
18
Mar

The Remarkable History of Islamic Jewellery

A 2 week online history of art course

Sat
18
Mar

What is Consciousness?

A full-day philosophy/religion course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
25
Mar

Using Psychology to Shape a Character

A half-day online creative writing course

Sat
25
Mar

Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians

A full-day history and heritage course (The King's Manor, Classroom-based)

Sat
25
Mar

History of Anglo-Saxon Kent

A full-day history and heritage course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
25
Mar

The Taiwan-China Diplomatic Rivalry

A full-day social sciences course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
25
Mar

Fossils of the Yorkshire Coast

A half-day science and earth science course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Mon
17
Apr

‘Where the world meets the sky': A journey through the poetical landscapes of Alfred Lord Tennyson

An 8 week literature course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Mon
17
Apr

The Visual Politics of 21st Century Refugee and Migrant Crises in Europe

A 7 week history of art course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Mon
17
Apr

The Poetry of the Romantic Era

An 8 week online literature course

Tue
18
Apr

Magic, Quests and Dragons: Writing Fantasy Fiction

A half-day online creative writing course

Tue
18
Apr

The Ratline: Nazi Fugitives

A 10 week online history and heritage course

Tue
18
Apr

Lives of the Twelve Caesars: Roman Gossip and History

A 10 week history and heritage course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Tue
18
Apr
Tue
18
Apr

The Age of Justinian (Accredited Module)

An online 11 week accredited history and heritage module

Tue
18
Apr

Writing the Climate (Accredited Module)

An 11 week online accredited literature module

Tue
18
Apr

What if…? Writing Counterfactual and Alternate History

A 10 week online history and heritage course

Tue
18
Apr

The Art of the Mughals in the Indian Subcontinent

An 6 week online history of art course

Tue
18
Apr
Tue
18
Apr

An Introduction to the Psychology of Music

A 10 week music, stage and screen course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Tue
18
Apr

The Philosophy of Mind

An 8 week philosophy/religion course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Wed
19
Apr
Wed
19
Apr

Ekphrasis (Accredited Module)

An 11 week accredited creative writing module (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Wed
19
Apr
Wed
19
Apr

Introduction to Political Philosophy (Accredited Module)

An 11 week accredited philosophy module (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Wed
19
Apr

Developmental Disorders of Communication and Learning (Accredited Module)

An 11 week accredited social sciences module (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Wed
19
Apr

The World of Eleanor of Aquitaine

A 10 week online history and heritage course

Wed
19
Apr

Following the Way: Insights into Pilgrimage

A 10 week history and heritage course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Wed
19
Apr

Andean Art and Archaeology

An 8 week history and heritage course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Wed
19
Apr

Artistic Exchange in the Medieval Mediterranean

An 8 week online history of art course

Wed
19
Apr

Sensory Encounters with the Environment in Contemporary Art

An 8 week history of art course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Wed
19
Apr

Roses are Red and White: Four of Yorkshire and Lancashire’s Finest Writers

An 8 week literature course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Wed
19
Apr

An Introduction to Human Rights

A 10 week online social sciences course

Thu
20
Apr

Medieval Monasteries and Monastic Orders

A 10 week history and heritage course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Thu
20
Apr

Venetian Painting 1530-1590 (Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese)

A 10 week history of art course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Thu
20
Apr

The Literary Landscapes of Sir Walter Scott

A 10 week literature course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Thu
20
Apr

The Archaeology of York's Historic Buildings (Accredited Module)

An 11 week accredited archaeology module (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Thu
20
Apr

An Introduction to Art History (Accredited module)

An online 11 week accredited history of art module

Thu
20
Apr

A Study in Scarlet: Reading and Writing Crime (Accredited Module)

An online 11 week accredited literature module

Thu
20
Apr

History of France: From its Origins to the Renaissance

A 10 week history and heritage course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Thu
20
Apr

Stephen and Matilda: The First Civil Wars?

A 10 week online history and heritage course

Thu
20
Apr

The Apocalyptic Imagination and Visual Culture

A 10 week online history of art course

Thu
20
Apr

The International Politics of the Asia-Pacific

A 10 week online social sciences course

Sat
22
Apr

Writing Poems About Loss

A full-day creative writing course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
22
Apr

Victoria and Albert's Visits to York

A full-day history and heritage course (The King's Manor, Classroom-based)

Sat
22
Apr

The Holy City of Jerusalem Along the Ages

A 2 week online history of art course

Sat
22
Apr

A Day with Shakespeare’s Sonnets

A full-day literature course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
29
Apr

The Art of Psychic Distance

A half-day online creative writing course

Sat
29
Apr

The History of Clifford's Tower and of the Castle of York

A full-day history and heritage course (The King's Manor)

Sat
29
Apr

Life in the Workhouse

A half-day online history and heritage course

Sat
29
Apr

Mental Health and Mental-Healthism

A half-day social sciences course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
13
May

Dante’s Francesca and Beatrice through the lens of Chaucer’s Wife of Bath

A full-day history and heritage course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
13
May

Education in Early Modern England (c.1480 - c.1650)

A 2 week online history and heritage course

Sat
13
May

Alice de Lacy, Countess of Lincoln and Salisbury

A full-day history and heritage course (The King's Manor, Classroom-based)

Sat
13
May

Schubert’s Settings of Schiller

A 2 week music, stage and screen course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
13
May

Introduction to the Poetry of RS Thomas

A half-day literature course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
20
May

Henry VII's Visits to York: A Tale of Pageants and Rebels

A full-day history and heritage course (The King's Manor, Classroom-based)

Sat
20
May

Identifying Animal Bones: An Introduction

A full-day history and heritage course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
20
May

A Day with Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A 2 week online literature course

Sat
20
May

The Death of God

A full-day philosophy/religion course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
27
May

Introduction to Nature Writing

A half-day creative writing course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
27
May

York’s Medieval City Walls

A full-day history and heritage course (The King's Manor)

Sat
27
May

One Hundred Years of Solitude

A 2 week online literature course

Sat
3
Jun

Margaret Beaufort 'My Lady the King's Mother'

A full-day history and heritage course (The King's Manor, Classroom-based)

Sat
3
Jun

History Through Chinese Export Art

A full-day history and heritage course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
3
Jun
Sat
3
Jun

Exploring Queer Poetry from South Asia

A half-day literature course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
10
Jun

‘A Man Beloved by God’: Oswald, King of Northumbria

A full-day history and heritage course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
10
Jun

The Textures of Medieval Embroidery

A 2 week history of art course (The King's Manor, Classroom-based)

Sat
10
Jun

Asteroseismology: Dancing with the Stars

A 2 week science and earth science course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
17
Jun

Whodunnit? Crafting Convincing Mysteries

A half-day online creative writing course

Sat
17
Jun

Pottery in Archaeology

A full-day history and heritage course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
24
Jun

Eccentric Poetics

A half-day online creative writing course

Sat
24
Jun

The Mystery of Pope Joan

A full-day history and heritage course (The King's Manor, Classroom-based)

Sat
24
Jun

When Seville was the Capital of the World

A full-day history and heritage course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Sat
24
Jun

Ismat Chughtai’s The Quilt and its Queer Descendant

A half-day literature course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Tue
27
Jun

Gems from the Vinyl Vaults: Unsung Heroes and Heroines of Rock, Folk, Blues and Soul

A full-day music, stage and screen course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)