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.

Sat
1
Feb

‘Art in Little’ at the Tudor Court

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
1
Feb

The Archaeology of Roman Britain

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
1
Feb

The Enlightenment: A Crash Course

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
1
Feb

Medieval Festivals and Holidays

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
1
Feb

British Art in the 1950s

History of Art Saturday course

Sat
8
Feb

Writing the Stranger and the Self

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
8
Feb

History Mysteries: Who was Jack the Ripper?

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
8
Feb

Once Upon a Monster

Literature Saturday course

Sat
15
Feb

Writing Poems about Paintings

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
15
Feb

Who was William the Conqueror?

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
15
Feb

What is Love? Lessons from Plato’s Symposium

Saturday Religion, Culture and Philosophy course

Sat
15
Feb

Mantegna and Bellini: Elan vs Serenity

History of Art Saturday course

Sat
22
Feb

Read Like a Writer

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
22
Feb

Yorkshire and the Industrial Revolution

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
22
Feb

Psychoanalysing Dracula

Saturday Literature course

Sat
22
Feb

The Conservation and Care of Historic Stained Glass

History and Heritage half-day Saturday course

Sat
22
Feb

Madness: Insane Psychiatrists and Asylums?

Saturday half-day Social Sciences course

Sat
29
Feb

Writing a Novel: World Building and Setting

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
29
Feb

The Complete Pompeii: Digging Deeper

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
29
Feb

Medieval York: An Archaeology of Power

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
29
Feb

Inside the Museum

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
29
Feb

The Painting and Sculpture of Michelangelo

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
7
Mar

The Films of Agnès Varda

4 week Stage and Screen course

Sat
7
Mar

Understanding Picture Books

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
7
Mar

Strathclyde: The Last Kingdom of the Britons

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
7
Mar
Sat
7
Mar

The Medieval Colour Palette

History and Heritage half-day Saturday course

Sat
14
Mar

The Enlightenment: A Crash Course (second cohort)

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
14
Mar

York's Churches and Chapels

History and Heritage half-day Saturday course

Sat
14
Mar

A Brief History of the Library

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
14
Mar

29 October 1929: The Great Crash and its Consequences

History and Heritage half-day Saturday course

Sat
14
Mar

An Introduction to Relativity

Saturday half-day Science and Earth Science course

Sat
21
Mar

Novel Questions

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
21
Mar

The Industrial Revolution: A Crash Course

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
21
Mar

Building the Mansion House

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
21
Mar
Sat
21
Mar
Sat
28
Mar
Sat
28
Mar

The Gothic Cathedral in France and England

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
28
Mar

The Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon and Viking Britain

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
28
Mar

A Day with Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Literature Saturday course

Mon
13
Apr

Online Creative Writing: Building Great Fiction

10 week online Creative Writing course

Mon
13
Apr

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

6 week online History and Heritage course

Tue
14
Apr

Tracing the History of York Through its Buildings

10 week History and Heritage course

Tue
14
Apr
Tue
14
Apr

History and Legend of King Arthur (c.830-c.1540)

Accredited 11 week History and Heritage course

Tue
14
Apr
Tue
14
Apr

An Introduction to the Psychology of Change

Accredited Social Sciences course

Tue
14
Apr
Tue
14
Apr
Tue
14
Apr

Nuns: A Cultural History

10 week History and Heritage course

Tue
14
Apr

Writing New York

8 week Literature course

Tue
14
Apr

Twentieth-Century Scottish Poetry

10 week Literature course

Tue
14
Apr

An Introduction to Galaxies and the Universe

10 week Science and Earth Science course

Tue
14
Apr

A Filmography of our Mythical Imagination

8 week Stage and Screen course

Wed
15
Apr

The Knights Templar: History, Myths and Legends

10 week History and Heritage course

Wed
15
Apr
Wed
15
Apr

The Artist's Studio Through the Centuries

10 week History of Art course

Wed
15
Apr

Heroes and History

Accredited 11 week History and Heritage course

Wed
15
Apr

Rewriting the Centre: Contemporary Postcolonial Literature

Accredited 11 week Literature and Philosophy course

Wed
15
Apr
Wed
15
Apr

Novel Ends: Completing the Novel

10 week Creative Writing course

Wed
15
Apr

The History of Normandy: From the Vikings to D-Day

10 week History and Heritage course

Wed
15
Apr

Introduction to Travel Literature

8 week Literature course

Wed
15
Apr
Wed
15
Apr
Thu
16
Apr

Shakespeare’s ‘Problem’ Plays

10 week Literature course

Thu
16
Apr

York Medieval Stained Glass in situ

10 week History and Heritage course

Thu
16
Apr

The Holocaust

10 week History and Heritage course

Thu
16
Apr

Later Venetian Renaissance Painting

10 week History of Art course

Thu
16
Apr

The Archaeology of York’s Historic Buildings

Accredited 11 week Archaeology course

Thu
16
Apr

The Drama of It All: Scriptwriting For Stage, Screen And Radio

Accredited 11 week Creative Writing course

Thu
16
Apr

The History of Yorkshire

Accredited 11 week History and Heritage course

Thu
16
Apr

Introduction to Critical Sociology

Accredited 11 week Social Sciences course

Thu
16
Apr
Fri
17
Apr

The Jews of England

10 week History and Heritage course

Sat
18
Apr

History Mysteries: Who is Buried in Sutton Hoo?

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
18
Apr
Sat
18
Apr
Mon
20
Apr
Sat
25
Apr

Where Do Ideas Come From?

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
25
Apr
Sat
25
Apr

The Emergence of Modern Art

History of Art Saturday course

Sat
25
Apr

A Day at Briggflatts

Literature Saturday course

Sat
25
Apr

Current Topics in Biology: Sustainable Food

Saturday Science and Earth Science course

Sat
2
May

How Did Britain Become Roman?

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
2
May
Sat
9
May

Writing a Novel: Engaging the Audience

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
9
May

The Conquests of Wales

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
9
May

An Introduction to Geoffrey Hill

Literature Saturday course

Sat
9
May

The Death of God

Saturday Religion, Culture and Philosophy course

Sat
16
May

Writing Short Stories

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
16
May

History of Spain: The Reconquest (1000-1500)

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
16
May

History of Art: Developing a Worldwide View

History of Art Saturday course

Sat
16
May

‘Down these mean streets...’

Literature Saturday course

Sat
23
May

Performance Writing

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
23
May

York: Conquest, Cathedral and Chocolate

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
30
May

Building the Guild Hall

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
30
May

A New Heaven and a New Earth: An Introduction to the Book of Revelation

Saturday Religion, Culture and Philosophy course

Sat
30
May
Sat
6
Jun

Introduction to the Poetry of Seamus Heaney

Literature half-day Saturday course

Sat
6
Jun

Current Topics in Biology: Our Climate

Saturday Science and Earth Science course

Sat
13
Jun

Preparing to Submit

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
13
Jun
Sat
13
Jun

French Connections and the Camden Town Group

History of Art Saturday course

Sat
13
Jun

A Day with John Donne

Literature Saturday course

Sat
20
Jun

Writing the Wild: Nature Writing

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
20
Jun
Sat
20
Jun
Sat
20
Jun
Sat
20
Jun

Durham Cathedral: History Set in Stone

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
20
Jun
Sat
27
Jun

A Writer's Workout: Part Two

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
27
Jun

The Vision of Piers Plowman: A Search for ‘Kynde Knowinge’

Saturday Religion, Culture and Philosophy course

Sat
27
Jun

Current Topics in Biology: Public Health Decisions at Scale

Saturday half-day Science and Earth Science course