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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!

Mon
26
Sep

Introduction to Modern British History: 1700s to 21st Century

An 11 week accredited history and heritage module (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Tue
27
Sep
Wed
28
Sep
Thu
29
Sep

An Introduction to Forensic Archaeology

An online 11 week accredited archaeology module

Thu
29
Sep

Introduction to Psychology

An online 11 week accredited social sciences module

Mon
3
Oct
Mon
3
Oct

The Literary Landscapes of Thomas Hardy

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

Mon
3
Oct

Reading the Lives of the Saints: An Introduction to Medieval Hagiography

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

Mon
3
Oct

Families Divided: The English Civil Wars in Yorkshire

A 10 week online history and heritage course

Mon
3
Oct
Mon
3
Oct

Introduction to Metaphysics

A 10 week online philosophy/religion course

Mon
3
Oct

Astronomy 101

A 10 week science and earth science course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Mon
3
Oct

A Journey Through the History of the Earth

An 8 week online science and earth science course

Tue
4
Oct

The Piano Trio (1750-1950): Its History, Development and Repertory (Tuesday)

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

Tue
4
Oct

Creative Writing Kick Start

An 8 week online creative writing course

Tue
4
Oct

King Arthur: History, Legend and Political Propaganda

A 10 week online history and heritage course

Tue
4
Oct
Tue
4
Oct

Manuscript Production in the Islamic World

A 6 week online history of art course

Tue
4
Oct

A Short History of the Essay

An 8 week online literature course

Tue
4
Oct

Quantum Theory and Reality

A 10 week science and earth science course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Tue
4
Oct

Stress Control: A Holistic Approach

An 8 week online social sciences course

Wed
5
Oct

The Piano Trio (1750-1950): Its History, Development and Repertory (Wednesday)

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

Wed
5
Oct

The Knights Hospitaller: Warriors and Builders

A 10 week online history and heritage course

Wed
5
Oct

Society in Early Modern England

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

Wed
5
Oct

Learning from the Beasts: Animals in Medieval Culture (1100-1500)

A 10 week online history and heritage course

Wed
5
Oct

History of Medieval Women I: Warriors and Saints

A 10 week online history and heritage course

Wed
5
Oct

‘Great’ British Museums

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

Wed
5
Oct
Wed
5
Oct

The Death of God? Post-Enlightenment thinkers and the erosion of Christian belief

A 10 week philosophy/religion course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)

Wed
5
Oct

Anthropology for non-anthropologists

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

Thu
6
Oct

Parallel Lives: St Thomas of Canterbury and St William of York

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

Thu
6
Oct

Queen Elizabeth I’s Pen-friend: Letters Sprinkled with Gold

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

Thu
6
Oct

Art and Money: History of a Tormented Relationship

An 8 week online history and heritage course

Thu
6
Oct

The Great War and Cultural Memory

A 10 week online history of art course

Thu
6
Oct

Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

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

Thu
6
Oct

Southeast Asia: Forging a Regional Identity

A 10 week online social sciences course

Sat
8
Oct

William Marshal, 'the greatest knight that ever lived'?

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

Sat
8
Oct

Love, Sex and Marriage in the Middle Ages

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

Sat
8
Oct

Behind the Eyes of Big Brother: George Orwell and the English Sensibility

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

Sat
8
Oct

Stoicism

A half-day online philosophy/religion course

Sat
15
Oct
Sat
22
Oct

Three Pillars of Successful Storytelling

A half-day online creative writing course

Sat
22
Oct

Offa of Mercia

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

Sat
22
Oct

I Love a Parade

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

Sat
22
Oct
Sat
22
Oct

Geology of the Yorkshire Coast

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

Mon
24
Oct

Starting to Write Short Stories

A 6 week online creative writing course

Thu
27
Oct

Christian Nativity Narratives in Art and Poetry

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

Sat
29
Oct

Writing Poems about Art

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

Sat
29
Oct

Making and Marketing Cloth in Medieval England

A 2 week online history and heritage course

Sat
29
Oct

Bede the Scientist

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

Sat
29
Oct

The Art of Pieter Bruegel the Elder

A full-day history of art course (The King's Manor, University of York, Classroom-based)

Sat
29
Oct

Respect

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

Sat
5
Nov

The Trials and Tribulations of Mary Queen of Scots

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

Sat
5
Nov

Medieval Palaeography

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

Sat
5
Nov

The Four Colour Theorem and Mathematics by Computer

A half-day online science and earth science course

Sat
5
Nov

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking: A Global Industry

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

Sat
5
Nov

Durham Cathedral: History Set in Stone

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

Sat
12
Nov

Mindful Writing

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

Sat
12
Nov

Marvellous Medieval Manuscripts: The World of the Luttrell Psalter

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

Sat
12
Nov

Clarifying the Commonwealth: Who, What, and Why

A half-day online history and heritage course

Sat
12
Nov

The Art of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (second cohort)

A full-day history of art course (The King's Manor, University of York, Classroom-based)

Sat
12
Nov

Endings

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

Sat
12
Nov

Crimes of the Powerful

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

Sat
12
Nov

Introduction to the Poetry of Seamus Heaney

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

Sat
19
Nov

Tutankhamun: Egypt Rising from the Sands

A 2 week online history and heritage course

Sat
19
Nov

Edgar Aetheling: The Last Anglo-Saxon king?

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

Sat
19
Nov

William Blake: Poet, Painter, Prophet

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

Sat
19
Nov

The Sociological Imagination: An Introduction to Sociological Ideas and Methods

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

Sat
19
Nov

Fossils of the Yorkshire Coast

A half-day online science and earth science course

Sat
26
Nov
Sat
26
Nov

The Medieval Art and Architecture of York

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

Sat
3
Dec

Who was Macbeth?

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

Sat
3
Dec

Veteris Vestigia Flammae: Thomas Hardy's Poems of 1912-1913

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

Sat
3
Dec

Britain and the Chinese Communist Party: Often Rivals, Sometimes Enemies, Rarely Friends

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

Sat
10
Dec

Margery Kempe: Medieval English Entrepreneur, Mystic and Traveller

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

Sat
10
Dec

An Introduction to Seventeenth-Century Recipe Books

A half-day online history and heritage course

Sat
10
Dec

The Art of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (third cohort)

A full-day history of art course (The King's Manor, University of York, Classroom-based)

Sat
10
Dec

Values and Nature

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

Sat
10
Dec

The UK Economy post-Brexit: Review, Prospects and Assessment

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