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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
4
Dec

Clarifying the Commonwealth: Who, What, and Why

A half-day online History and Heritage course.

Sat
4
Dec

Anyone for Tea?

A half-day online History and Heritage course.

Sat
4
Dec

The Vision of Stanley Spencer

A half-day online History of Art course.

Sat
4
Dec

Strange Fruit: Women Pioneers of Jazz

A half-day online Music, Stage and Screen course.

Sat
4
Dec

What is the Domesday Book? (second cohort)

A half-day online History and Heritage course.

Sat
4
Dec

What is the Domesday Book? (second cohort)

A half-day online History and Heritage course.

Sat
11
Dec

Chaucer's Visits to York

A half-day online History and Heritage course.

Sat
11
Dec

The St William Window at York Minster: Art and Iconography

A half-day online History and Heritage course.

Sat
11
Dec

A Day with William Blake

A half-day online Literature course.

Sat
11
Dec

What is the Domesday Book?

A half-day online History and Heritage course.

Sat
11
Dec

Rubens as Collector

A half-day online History of Art course.

Mon
10
Jan

Shakespeare in Historical Context (Accredited Module)

An 11 week online History and Heritage accredited module.

Mon
10
Jan

An Introduction to Criminology (Accredited Module)

An 11 week online Social Sciences accredited module.

Tue
11
Jan
Wed
12
Jan
Wed
12
Jan

Understanding Paintings: 1500 to the Present Day (Accredited Module)

An 11 week online History of Art accredited module.

Wed
12
Jan

Introduction to Social Psychology (Accredited Module)

An 11 week online Social Sciences accredited module.

Thu
13
Jan

Company-State: The East India Company (1600–1790)

An 11 week online History and Heritage accredited course.

Thu
13
Jan
Sat
15
Jan

The Paintings of Giotto

A 2 week online History of Art course.

Mon
24
Jan

Online Creative Writing: Building Great Fiction

A 10 week online Creative Writing course.

Mon
24
Jan
Mon
24
Jan

The Literary Landscapes of Elizabeth Gaskell

An 8 week online Literature course.

Mon
24
Jan

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

A 6 week online History and Heritage course.

Mon
24
Jan

Cult and Landscape: Saints and Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages

An 8 week online History and heritage course.

Mon
24
Jan

Not Just the Booker: Reading Contemporary Fiction

An 8 week online Literature course.

Tue
25
Jan

Literary Adventures in Creative Writing

An 8 week online Creative Writing course.

Tue
25
Jan

Medieval Cathedrals in Northern England

An 8 week online History and Heritage course.

Tue
25
Jan

York and the Wars of the Three Edwards (1272-1377)

An 8 week online History and Heritage course.

Tue
25
Jan

The Dissolution of the Monasteries

An 8 week online History and Heritage course.

Tue
25
Jan

Cultural Heritage: The Ethics and Politics of Preserving the Past

An 8 week online History and Heritage course.

Tue
25
Jan

The Origins of the Selfie

An 8 week online History and Heritage course.

Tue
25
Jan

German Romantic Painting: Landscape, Soul, and Science

An 8 week online History of Art course.

Tue
25
Jan

Reading War Poetry

An 8 week online Literature course.

Tue
25
Jan

Animals and What We Owe Them

An 8 week online Philosophy and Religion course.

Wed
26
Jan

Fighting Infidels Closer to Home: The Crusades in the West

An 8 week online History and Heritage course.

Wed
26
Jan

Norman Abbeys in Normandy, England and Italy

An 8 week online History and Heritage course.

Wed
26
Jan

Existentialism and the Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre

A 6 week online Philosophy and Religion course

Thu
27
Jan

British Art, Architecture and Design (1940-2000)

An 8 week online History of Art course.

Thu
27
Jan

Henry V: The Making of a Hero

An 8 week online History and Heritage course.

Thu
27
Jan

Travelling in the Middle Ages

An 8 week online History and Heritage course.

Thu
27
Jan
Thu
27
Jan

Aspects of Africa: Histories, Colonialism and the Present

An 8 week online History and Heritage course.

Thu
27
Jan
Thu
27
Jan
Sat
29
Jan

Beasts of Ebor: A History of Animals in York

A half-day online History and Heritage course.

Sat
29
Jan

Using Maps for Local and Family History

A 2 week online History and Heritage course.

Sat
29
Jan

Did Shakespeare Visit York?

An online History and Heritage course.

Sat
29
Jan

The Paintings of Giotto (second cohort)

A 2 week online History of Art course.

Sat
5
Feb

Imagining Stories: Strategies for Developing Story Ideas

2 week online Creative Writing course.

Sat
5
Feb

Roman Satire: Nothing New under the Sun

A 2 week online History and Heritage course.

Sat
5
Feb

The Late Medieval Guilds of York

An online History and Heritage course

Sat
5
Feb

Art History in 100 Paintings (c.20,000BC to 1900)

A 2 week online History of Art course.

Sat
5
Feb

The History of the Great East Window, York Minster

An online History and Heritage course.

Sat
5
Feb

St Basil’s Cathedral: Articulating Tsardom

An online History of Art course.

Sat
12
Feb

Introduction to Heritage Conservation

An online History and Heritage course.

Sat
12
Feb

Does Richard I Deserve the Name Lionheart?

An online History and Heritage course.

Sat
12
Feb

Insane Society and Mental Health

An online Social Sciences course

Sat
12
Feb

Becoming a Published Fiction Author

An online Creative Writing course.

Sat
19
Feb
Sat
19
Feb

Pre-Raphaelitism: The Brotherhood and Beyond

An online History of Art course.

Sat
19
Feb

England in the Age of Chivalry

A half-day online History and Heritage course.

Sat
19
Feb

Exploring the Landscape of York

An online Science and Earth Science course

Sat
26
Feb

All Saints North Street's Stained Glass

An online History and Heritage course.

Sat
26
Feb
Sat
26
Feb

Across the Great Divide: The Canadian Songsmiths

An online Music, Stage and Screen course.

Sat
26
Feb
Sat
26
Feb
Sat
5
Mar

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

A 2 week online History and Heritage course.

Sat
5
Mar
Sat
5
Mar
Sat
5
Mar

A Tour of British Landscape through Poetry

A 2 week online Literature course.

Sat
12
Mar

Playing With Words

An online Creative Writing course.

Sat
12
Mar
Sat
12
Mar

An Introduction to Evelyn Waugh

An online Literature course.

Sat
19
Mar

Just for Laughs: Writing Comedy

An online Creative Writing course.

Sat
19
Mar

The Art and Architecture of Venice

An online History and Heritage course.

Sat
19
Mar

From Tunisia to Egypt: early Islamic Art in North Africa

A 2 week online History of Art course.

Sat
19
Mar

A Day with Lyrical Ballads

A 2 week online Literature course.

Sat
19
Mar
Sat
19
Mar

The Great East Window, York Minster: Art and Iconography

An online History and Heritage course.

Sat
26
Mar
Sat
26
Mar

History Myths: Did King Cnut try to Stop the Tides

An online History and Heritage course.

Sat
26
Mar
Sat
26
Mar

Madness: Insane Psychiatrists and Asylums

An online Social Sciences course

Sat
26
Mar

Geology of the Yorkshire Dales

An online Science and Earth Science course