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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.
Online Creative Writing: Building Great Fiction
10 week online Creative Writing course
The History of London’s Transport (1860-1962)
6 week online History and Heritage course
Tracing the History of York Through its Buildings
10 week History and Heritage course which will be taught ONLINE.
Writing Page-turners: Building Suspense in Fiction
6 week Creative Writing course - which will be taught online.
Twentieth-Century Scottish Poetry
10 week Literature course
An Introduction to Galaxies and the Universe
10 week Science and Earth Science course - which will be taught online.
The Knights Templar: History, Myths and Legends
10 week History and Heritage course which will be taught online.
The Artist's Studio Through the Centuries
10 week History of Art course
The History of Normandy: From the Vikings to D-Day
York Medieval Stained Glass in situ
10 week History and Heritage course
Healing Words: How Poetry Can Soothe our Stressed Minds
8 week Literature course - which will be taught online.
Later Venetian Renaissance Painting
10 week History of Art course - which will be taught online.
Writing Stories to Change the World: Political Creative Writing
10 week Creative Writing course
The Maritime Republics: Venice, Genoa, Pisa and Amalfi
Democracy... and its Decline? Government and the People in Britain (1914-2010)
Roses are Red and White: Four of Yorkshire and Lancashire’s Finest Writers
‘Paper Tigresses’: Forty Years of Virago Modern Classics
10 week Literature course - which will be taught online.
History Mysteries: Who is Buried in Sutton Hoo?
History and Heritage Saturday course
Islamic Art in Italy: Venice, Florence and Urbino
History of Art Saturday course
The Wind in the Willows and the Meaning of Life
Literature Saturday course
Stepping on the Stage of History: Modern Humans in the Upper Palaeolithic
10 week History and Heritage course - which will be taught online.
By Right or By Might? The Wars of the Roses in the North
Where Do Ideas Come From?
Creative Writing Saturday course
The History of St Mary’s Abbey and the Abbot’s Manor
The Emergence of Modern Art
A Day at Briggflatts
Current Topics in Biology: Sustainable Food
Saturday Science and Earth Science course
How Did Britain Become Roman?
Flashpoints and Candy Bombers: Assessing the Berlin Blockade (1948-49)
History and Heritage half-day Saturday course
Writing a Novel: Engaging the Audience
The Conquests of Wales
An Introduction to Geoffrey Hill
The Death of God
Saturday Religion, Culture and Philosophy course
Writing Short Stories
History of Spain: The Reconquest (1000-1500)
History of Art: Developing a Worldwide View
‘Down these mean streets...’
Literary Exiles and Émigrés: James Joyce, Jean Rhys, Joseph Conrad, Katherine Mansfield
Building the Guild Hall
A New Heaven and a New Earth: An Introduction to the Book of Revelation
The Winter of Discontent, Mrs Thatcher and the 1979 May Election
Yorkshire and the Industrial Revolution (third cohort)
'Keep This Voucher - It Is Of Value': What Was Rowntree & Co.'s Marketing Revolution?
Introduction to the Poetry of Seamus Heaney
Literature half-day Saturday course
Current Topics in Biology: Our Climate
Preparing to Submit
The History of York’s Merchants Adventurers and their Hall
French Connections and the Camden Town Group
A Day with John Donne
Writing the Wild: Nature Writing
Prophecy, Propaganda and Portraits: How to Rule a Nation?
Sir Walter Scott: Ivanhoe and the Gothic Revival
Strange Fruit: Women Pioneers of Jazz
Music Saturday course
Durham Cathedral: History Set in Stone
August 1920: The Battle of Warsaw and the Salvation of Europe
A Writer's Workout: Part Two
The Vision of Piers Plowman: A Search for ‘Kynde Knowinge’
Current Topics in Biology: Public Health Decisions at Scale
Saturday half-day Science and Earth Science course
'Irrational Exuberance?’ Financial Manias, Crashes and Bubbles from 17th Century to the Present
Saturday half-day Social Sciences course
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