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.

Mon
7
Jan

Developing the Skills of Writing Scripts

Online accredited 11 week course

Mon
7
Jan

An Introduction to Critical Analysis

Online accredited 11 week course

Mon
7
Jan

Climate and the Human Environment

Accredited 11 week course

Mon
7
Jan

In Short: Writing the Short Story

Accredited 11 week course

Mon
7
Jan

Existentialism and Phenomenology

Accredited 11 week course

Tue
8
Jan
Tue
8
Jan
Tue
8
Jan
Tue
8
Jan

Introduction to Health Psychology

Accredited 11 week course

Wed
9
Jan
Wed
9
Jan
Thu
10
Jan

The Age of Justinian

Accredited 11 week course

Thu
10
Jan
Sat
19
Jan

How to Write Voice-Driven Fiction

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
19
Jan
Sat
19
Jan

Spotlight on Georgia O’Keeffe

Saturday History of Art course

Mon
21
Jan
Mon
21
Jan
Mon
21
Jan
Mon
21
Jan

Get Writing: Make a Poem

8 week Creative Writing course

Mon
21
Jan

How Did Britain Become Roman?

5 week History and Heritage course

Mon
21
Jan

Divorced, beheaded, died? Life, Power and Image for Tudor Women

Non-accredited 8 week History and Heritage course

Mon
21
Jan

Philip Larkin

8 week Literature course

Tue
22
Jan

Medieval English Drama: Mystery Plays and Beyond

8 week History and Heritage course

Tue
22
Jan

Writing for Children

8 week Creative Writing course

Tue
22
Jan
Tue
22
Jan
Tue
22
Jan
Tue
22
Jan
Wed
23
Jan

The Hundred Yearsʼ War

8 week History and Heritage course

Wed
23
Jan

Poetry and Place

8 week Creative Writing course

Wed
23
Jan

Medieval Cathedrals in Northern England

8 week History and Heritage course

Wed
23
Jan

A Brief History of the Atlantic

8 week History and Heritage course

Wed
23
Jan
Wed
23
Jan

Ezra Pound

8 week Literature course

Wed
23
Jan

Introduction to Marxism

8 week Religion, Culture and Philosophy course

Wed
23
Jan
Thu
24
Jan

The Dreyfus Affair

8 week History and Heritage course

Thu
24
Jan
Thu
24
Jan

Writing Poetry with the Poet-Critics

8 week Creative Writing course

Thu
24
Jan

The Creation of the County of Yorkshire

8 week History and Heritage course

Thu
24
Jan

The Forgotten Pre-Raphaelites

8 week History of Art course

Thu
24
Jan
Thu
24
Jan

The Tone Poem

8 week Music course

Thu
24
Jan
Sat
26
Jan

The Knights Templar in Britain

Saturday History and Heritage course

Sat
26
Jan

Aztecs of Mexico: An Introduction

Saturday History and Heritage course

Sat
26
Jan

The Conservation and Care of Historic Stained Glass

Saturday History and Heritage course

Sat
26
Jan

Modern Art in 100 Works (1900-2017)

Saturday History of Art course

Sat
26
Jan

Introducing Little Red Riding Hood

Saturday Literature course

Sat
26
Jan

Poetry as Theology

Saturday Religion, Culture and Philosophy course

Sat
2
Feb

Being a Writer

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
2
Feb

Incas of Peru: An Introduction

Saturday History and Heritage course

Sat
2
Feb

When was the Protestant Reformation in Tudor England?

Saturday History and Heritage course

Sat
9
Feb

Character Building

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
9
Feb

Archbishop Scrope’s Rebellion and the City of York

Saturday History and Heritage course

Sat
9
Feb

A Mediterranean Tour: Not Just a Load of Old Stones

Saturday History and Heritage course

Sat
9
Feb
Sat
16
Feb
Sat
16
Feb

Using Maps for Local and Family History

Saturday History and Heritage course

Sat
16
Feb

Coins in Archaeology

Saturday History and Heritage course

Sat
16
Feb

The Paintings of Caravaggio

Saturday History of Art course

Sat
16
Feb
Sat
23
Feb

Flash Fiction Workshop

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
23
Feb

The Domesday Book

Saturday History and Heritage course

Sat
23
Feb
Sat
23
Feb

Chinoiserie and Orientalism in Sicily

Saturday History of Art course

Sat
23
Feb
Sat
23
Feb

Schubert’s Settings of Mayrhofer

2 week Saturday Music course

Sat
2
Mar

Rashomon - Film Screening

A non-accredited stage and screen course in partnership with City Screen Picturehouse York. Part of our film series 'A Brief Introduction to Japanese Cinema'

Sat
2
Mar
Sat
2
Mar

Anglo-Saxon England: Part I (c.500-796)

Saturday History and Heritage course

Sat
2
Mar
Sat
2
Mar

The Amazing Human Brain

Saturday Social Sciences course

Sat
9
Mar

Tokyo Story - Film Screening

A non-accredited stage and screen course in partnership with City Screen Picturehouse York. Part of our film series 'A Brief Introduction to Japanese Cinema'.

Sat
9
Mar

Action! Plot and Structure in Fiction

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
9
Mar

A Writer’s Workout: Part Three

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
9
Mar
Sat
9
Mar

Robin Hood and the Abbot of St Mary’s

Saturday History and Heritage course

Sat
9
Mar
Sat
9
Mar

Fairy Tales for Boys

Saturday Literature course

Sat
9
Mar

Music in the York Mystery Plays

Saturday Music course

Sat
16
Mar

When a Woman Ascends the Stairs - Film Screening

A non-accredited stage and screen course in partnership with City Screen Picturehouse York. Part of our film series 'A Brief Introduction to Japanese Cinema'.

Sat
16
Mar

The Medieval Village (second cohort)

Saturday History and Heritage course

Sat
16
Mar

The St William Window, York Minster

Saturday History and Heritage course

Sat
16
Mar

Pottery in Archaeology

Saturday History and Heritage course

Sat
16
Mar
Sat
16
Mar

The Paintings of Caravaggio (second cohort)

Saturday History of Art course

Sat
16
Mar
Sat
23
Mar

Woman of the Dunes - Film Screening

A non-accredited stage and screen course in partnership with City Screen Picturehouse York. Part of our film series 'A Brief Introduction to Japanese Cinema'.

Sat
23
Mar

Creative Writing and the Visual Arts

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
23
Mar

The St William Window, York Minster

Saturday History and Heritage course

Sat
23
Mar

York: Conquest, Cathedral and Chocolate

Saturday History and Heritage course

Sat
30
Mar
Sat
30
Mar
Mon
15
Apr

The History of London’s Transport (1860-1962) (Summer)

Online 6 week History and Heritage course

Mon
15
Apr

Developing the Skills of Writing Poetry

Online accredited 11 week course

Mon
15
Apr

Understanding the People of the Past

5 week History and Heritage course

Mon
15
Apr

Nuns: A Cultural History

10 week History and Heritage course

Mon
15
Apr

American Art: Forging a Nation in Images

10 week History of Art course

Mon
15
Apr

The Sonnet

10 week Literature course

Tue
16
Apr

Tracing the History of York through its Buildings (third cohort)

Non-accredited 10 week History and Heritage course

Tue
16
Apr

Literary Adventures in Creative Writing

Non-accredited 10 week course

Tue
16
Apr

Everyday Life in a Medieval University

10 week History and Heritage course

Tue
16
Apr

Building the Empire: A Primer in Roman Architecture

10 week History and Heritage course

Tue
16
Apr

A Century of Gender History (1918-2018)

10 week History and Heritage course

Tue
16
Apr

Great Museums and Galleries of Europe

10 week History of Art course

Tue
16
Apr

The Fiction of David Foster Wallace

10 week Literature course

Tue
16
Apr
Tue
16
Apr

Aesthetics and Politics

10 week Religion, Culture and Philosophy course

Tue
16
Apr

An Introduction to Human Memory

10 week Social Sciences course

Tue
16
Apr
Tue
16
Apr
Wed
17
Apr

York Medieval Stained Glass in situ

10 week History and Heritage course

Wed
17
Apr

An Introduction to the New Testament

10 week Religion, Culture and Philosophy course

Wed
17
Apr

Poetry Breaking Boundaries

Non-accredited 10 week course

Wed
17
Apr

The Borgias

10 week History and Heritage course

Wed
17
Apr

Understanding the Photograph

8 week History of Art course

Wed
17
Apr

English-Language Welsh Poetry

10 week Literature course

Wed
17
Apr
Wed
17
Apr
Thu
18
Apr

Shakespeare and the History Play

10 week Literature course

Thu
18
Apr

The Spanish Civil War (1936-39)

10 week History and Heritage course

Thu
18
Apr

Medieval Christianity: East and West

10 week History and Heritage course

Thu
18
Apr
Thu
18
Apr
Thu
18
Apr

Medieval Women

6 week History and Heritage course

Thu
18
Apr

History and Heritage: Exploring Africa

10 week History and Heritage course

Thu
18
Apr

The Splendour of the Northern Renaissance

10 week History of Art course

Thu
18
Apr

Monks, Mystics and Martyrs of Yorkshire

10 week Religion, Culture and Philosophy course

Thu
18
Apr

Early Medieval Europe (c.300-1000AD)

Accredited 11 week course

Thu
25
Apr

The Stories Behind the Music

8 week Music course

Sat
27
Apr

Secrets of Writing Short Stories

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
27
Apr

The Trials and Tribulations of Lady Anne Clifford

Saturday History and Heritage course

Sat
27
Apr
Sun
28
Apr

Novel Ends: Completing the Novel

Non-accredited 10 week Creative Writing course

Sun
28
Apr

The Tudor North

10 week History and Heritage course

Mon
29
Apr
Sat
4
May

Engaging the Audience

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
4
May

The Great East Window, York Minster

Saturday History and Heritage course

Sat
4
May
Sat
4
May
Sat
11
May

Edit and Polish Your Prose

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
11
May

The Great East Window, York Minster (second cohort)

Saturday History and Heritage course

Sat
18
May

Poetry, Performance, Collaboration

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
18
May

A Day in Medieval Bruges

Saturday History and Heritage course

Sat
18
May
Sat
18
May
Sat
25
May

Writing for Well-being and Relaxation

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
25
May
Sat
25
May
Fri
31
May

Before the Storm: England (1909-11)

Saturday History and Heritage course

Fri
31
May

History Myths: Did Alfred Burn the Cakes?

Saturday History and Heritage course

Sat
1
Jun
Sat
1
Jun

Criminological Crime Fiction

Saturday Literature course

Sat
1
Jun

Visual Art as Theology

Saturday Religion, Culture and Philosophy course

Sat
8
Jun

An Introduction to Genre Fiction

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
8
Jun
Sat
8
Jun

All Saints’ North Street’s Stained Glass Windows

Saturday History and Heritage course

Thu
13
Jun

Talking Politicians

Saturday Social Sciences course

Sat
15
Jun
Sat
15
Jun

An Introduction to Sculpture in 100 Pieces

Saturday History of Art course

Sat
15
Jun
Sat
15
Jun

A Kestrel for a Knave: The World of Birds of Prey

Saturday Science and Earth Science course

Sat
22
Jun

Write Without Cliché

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
22
Jun

York’s City Walls

Saturday History and Heritage course

Sat
22
Jun

Anglo-Saxon England: Part II (c.800-1066)

Saturday History and Heritage course

Sat
22
Jun

As If By Magic...

Saturday Literature course

Sat
29
Jun

Penda, Oswy and the Battle of Winwaed

Saturday History and Heritage course