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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.
The Literary Landscapes of George Eliot
8 week Literature course
Climate and Human Environment (Accredited Course)
11 week accredited Arts and Humanities/Archaeology module
The Politics of Yorkshire
8 week History of Politics course
Not Just the Booker Prize
An Introduction to Flemish and Belgian Art
8 week Art History course
A Great Czech Nationalist: Dvořák In His Orchestral & Choral Music
6 week Musical History course
Novel Writing Masterclass
8 week Creative Writing course
How Dark were the Dark Ages? The North of England from the 5th to 8th centuries
8 week History course
Homo Sapiens: A Journey Through the Ice Age
Writing Children’s Fiction
8 week Children's Literature/Creative Writing course
6 week Historical Music course
Not Just the Booker Prize (second cohort)
York versus Canterbury: History of a Rivalry
A History of Hong Kong: From Fragrant Harbour to Tear Gas and Riots
Introduction to the Physical Environment
8 week Physical Geography course
Reformation on the Record: exploring the Reformation through documentary sources
Medieval Scandals and (not very) Well Kept Secrets
The Age of the Vikings
The New Testament in Art
Painted Words, Written Images
Strange Laws of Medieval England
8 week Medieval History course
Thriving in the Digital Society: Citizenship, Ethics and Wellbeing
8 week Social Science course
Women Writers Writing: From the Traditional to the Contemporary
Poetry Writing Recharge!
The World of Bede (second cohort)
A non-accredited History and Heritage course.
Athelstan "First King of England" and the Conquest of the Kingdom of Jorvik
Online History course.
The Origins of the Selfie
Online Social Science course.
The Wild Within
Online Poetry course.
Art History in 100 Paintings (c.20, 000 to 1900)
2 week History of Art course.
Ancient Roots: Ancient Gardens and the Seeds of Modern Garden Design
2 week horticulture course.
Medieval York through the Eyes of William Snawsell
Online Medieval History course.
Dylan Thomas and his World
Online Literature course.
Cordoba, Seville and Granada: A Short history of Islamic Art and Architecture in Spain
2 week History of Art and Architecture course.
The Borgia Popes
Alcuin of York: Master of York Minster
How to Write a Novel - Scene by Scene
Online Creative Writing course.
Alcuin of York and Charlemagne
The Pope’s Children: Lucrezia and Cesare Borgia
The Arcane Art of Editing: How to Take Your First Draft to Polished Piece
William the Conqueror, the Conquest of York, and the Harrying of the North
The Poetry of Hull
2 week Literature course.
Voices and Silence - Mastering the Art of Purposeful Dialogue
An online Creative Writing course.
Online Historical Architecture course.
Inside Hugo’s ‘Notre Dame’
2 week Historical Literature course.
The Benedictine Order and their Monasteries in Northern England
Madness: Insane Psychiatrists and Asylums
Online Psychology course.
Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Northumbria
The Cistercians and their Yorkshire Monasteries
The Mystery of Pope Joan
Aesthetics and Politics
Online Philosophy of Art course.
Keeping up Appearances: A Brief History of Beauty
Online Sociology course.
Kind of Blue: the History of Jazz
Online History of Music course.
The Anglo-Saxon Church: From Whitby to the Tenth-century Reform
Russian Landscape in the Long 19th Century
Online History of Art course.
Jurassic Beasts of the Dinosaur Coast
Online Geological course.
Come Back Early: Revisiting and Revising
Cicero: Orator, Lawyer, Philosopher: In His Own Words
2 week History course.
Bede the Historian (second cohort)
TS Eliot’s Four Quartets
Cartimandua, Last Queen of the Brigantes, and the Roman occupation of the North
Let The Bones Talk: Using Osteoarchaeology
Online archaeology course.
Introduction to Philosophy of Education
Keep It Short!
The Art of Albrecht Dürer
Orientalist Artists and the Islamic World
2 week Art course.
The Physics of Stars
2 week Physics course.
George IV, York, and the Slave Trade (second cohort)
Online History and Heritage course.
Jorge Luis Borges, Linguistic and Ontological Fantasy
2 week Literature course.
The Geology of the Yorkshire Dales
Online Geology course.
Understanding the Driving Forces of Fiction
An Introduction to Mindfulness
2 week Social Science course.
Art and the Female Body
Online Creative Writing: Building Great Fiction
Online flexible study
Sir Walter Scott: Author of Waverley
8 week online Literature course.
World in Turmoil: Art in Britain 1914-1945
8 week online History of Art course.
What was the Holy Roman Empire?
10 week online History and Heritage course.
Books of the Decade: Reading the 2010s
The Medieval Parish Churches of England
8 week online History and Heritage course.
An Insider’s View: Dvořák Seen Through his Chamber Music (Tuesdays)
6 week online Music course.
Magic, Quests and Dragons: Writing Fantasy Fiction
8 week online Creative Writing course.
Medieval Lives: As Laced Together By Terry Jones
The Radiant Art: A History of York Stained Glass (Accredited Course)
11 week accredited History and Heritage course.
Philosophy of Art
10 week online Philosophy course.
Stories That Make it to Storytime: Writing Children’s Fiction (0-12 years) (Accredited Course)
11 week accredited Creative Writing course.
Contemporary British Nature Writing (Accredited Course)
11 week accredited Literature course.
An Introduction to Dutch Art
The History of Money
An Insider’s View: Dvořák Seen Through his Chamber Music (Wednesdays)
The History, Architecture and Art of York Minster
The East India Company and Trade in China 1600-1833
The Industrial History of Yorkshire (Accredited Course)
Completing the Novel
10 week online Creative Writing course
Hitler, Himmler and Heydrich: The Roots of Fascism
An Introduction to Personality Psychology (Accredited Course)
11 week accredited Social Science course.
The Medicis: The History of a Banking Dynasty
10 week online History and heritage course.
Theming your Poetry towards a Sequence or Collection (Accredited Course)
Philosophy of Religion (Accredited Course)
11 week accredited Philosophy course.
The Recorder (flute) in the Twenty-First Century: (Old and New) Instruments, Composers and Performers
10 week online Music course.
England and France: A History of Alliance and Enmity
An Introduction to Forensic Archaeology (Accredited Course)
11 week accredited Archeology course.
Medieval Latin Poets and Poetry
The Origin of the English Nation
Introduction to Philosophy
10 week online Philosophy course.
An Introduction to Critical Sociology (Accredited Course)
11 week accredited Social Sciences course.
Sign of the Times: Religion and Art in the Twentieth Century
10 week online History of Art course.
'Annus Mirabilis': 1922 and the Modernist Revolution
An Introduction to Art History (Accredited Course)
11 week accredited History of Art course.
Shapeshifting: Writing Poems in Other Voices
10 week online Creative Writing course.
Mindscapes: Writers’ Impressions of Mental States
Writing a Themed Collection
10 week online Creative writing course.
The History of London’s Transport (1860-1962) (Summer)
6 week online flexible study History and Heritage course.
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