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
26
Oct

A Writer's Workout: Part One

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
26
Oct

Who was King Harold?

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
26
Oct
Sat
26
Oct

Markets and Fairs Over Eight Centuries

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
26
Oct

William Wordsworth

Literature Saturday course

Sat
26
Oct
Sat
2
Nov

Brief History: Poetry and Transformation

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
2
Nov

History Mysteries: The Death of Richard II

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
2
Nov

Writing the Peterloo Massacre

Literature Saturday course

Sat
2
Nov
Sat
2
Nov

Sainte-Chapelle: The Making of France

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
9
Nov

Inside Out and Upside Down Day

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
9
Nov

People and Place Names (second cohort)

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
9
Nov
Sat
9
Nov

A Day with Robert Frost

Literature Saturday course

Sat
9
Nov

September 1939: A Not Unexpected War?

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
9
Nov

Marvellous Monsters and Where to Find Them

History of Art Saturday course

Sat
16
Nov

Make Your Reader Worry and Wonder

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
16
Nov

Troy and the Mycenaean World

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
16
Nov

People and Place Names

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
16
Nov
Sat
16
Nov

‘And she laid him in a manger': The Christian Nativity Narratives

Saturday Religion, Culture and Philosophy course

Sat
23
Nov
Sat
23
Nov

Troy and the Mycenaean World (second cohort)

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
23
Nov

‘Art in Little’ at the Tudor Court

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
23
Nov
Sat
23
Nov

The Mysteries of Mother Shipton and her Links to York

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
23
Nov
Sat
30
Nov

Writing the Novel: Action, Plot and Structure

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
30
Nov

Simon de Montfort and the Origins of Parliament

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
30
Nov

Painting in Paris

History of Art Saturday course

Sat
30
Nov

Poems for a Winter Evening

Saturday Literature course

Sat
30
Nov
Sat
7
Dec

Writing Poetry with the Poet-Critics

Creative Writing Saturday courses

Sat
7
Dec

The Art of Early Medieval York

History of Art Saturday course

Sat
7
Dec
Sat
7
Dec

An Introduction to Infinity

Saturday Religion, Culture and Philosophy course

Sat
7
Dec
Sat
14
Dec

Rhyme, Rhythm and Syllabics

Creative Writing Saturday course

Sat
14
Dec

The Story and Characters in the Bayeux Tapestry

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
14
Dec

The Magic and Mystery of Christmas

Saturday Literature course

Mon
13
Jan

Master Plots: Writing a Novel and Preparing for Publication

Accredited 11 week Creative Writing course

Mon
13
Jan

Ethics: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Accredited 11 week Literature and Philosophy course

Mon
13
Jan

The Psychology of Art

Accredited 11 week Social Sciences course

Tue
14
Jan

War Writing and Writing War

Accredited 11 week Creative Writing course

Tue
14
Jan

Introduction to Social Psychology

Accredited 11 week Social Sciences course

Wed
15
Jan

The History and Theory of Archaeology (Core module)

Accredited 11 week Archaeology course

Wed
15
Jan

Textiles of Medieval Europe (c.500-c.1500)

Accredited 11 week History and Heritage course

Wed
15
Jan

Victorian Voices

Accredited 11 week Literature and Philosophy course

Thu
16
Jan

Writers Reading: The Close Study of Literary Texts

Accredited 11 week Creative Writing course

Thu
16
Jan

The History of Museums: Collecting and Curating the Past

Accredited 11 week History of Art course

Thu
16
Jan

Reconsidering Society: Learning to Think Sociologically

Accredited 11 week Social Sciences course

Mon
20
Jan

Online Fiction Writing Workshop

10 week online Creative Writing course

Mon
20
Jan
Mon
20
Jan
Mon
20
Jan

Inside Out: Therapeutic Creative Writing

5 week Creative Writing course

Mon
20
Jan

Fascism(s): Past and Present

8 week History and Heritage course

Mon
20
Jan

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

8 week History and Heritage course

Mon
20
Jan
Mon
20
Jan

Robert Louis Stevenson

8 week Literature course

Mon
20
Jan

The Stories Behind the Music

8 week Music course

Mon
20
Jan

From the Wright Brothers to Rocket Science

8 week Science and Earth Science course

Tue
21
Jan

The Twelfth-Century Renaissance

8 week History and Heritage course

Tue
21
Jan

The First North Americans

5 week History and Heritage course

Tue
21
Jan
Tue
21
Jan

Honour Related Violence

8 week Social Sciences course

Tue
21
Jan

Writing Children’s Fiction

8 week Creative Writing course

Tue
21
Jan
Tue
21
Jan
Tue
21
Jan
Tue
21
Jan
Wed
22
Jan
Wed
22
Jan

Norman Abbeys in Normandy, England and Italy

8 week History and Heritage course

Wed
22
Jan
Wed
22
Jan

The Muse: Poetry and the Creative Spark

8 week Creative Writing course

Wed
22
Jan

Historical Drama on Screen

6 week History and Heritage course

Wed
22
Jan

Gender and Work Through the Ages (c.1300-c.2000)

8 week History and Heritage course

Wed
22
Jan

Participation and the Aesthetic Moment

8 week History of Art course

Wed
22
Jan

The Fiction of Muriel Spark

8 week Literature course

Wed
22
Jan

Dealing with Stress the Mindful Way

8 week Social Sciences course

Thu
23
Jan

Travelling in the Middle Ages

8 week History and Heritage course

Thu
23
Jan

The Dreyfus Affair

8 week History and Heritage course

Thu
23
Jan

The Old Testament in Art

8 week Religion, Culture and Philosophy course

Thu
23
Jan

Five Steps to Self-Publishing Success

5 week Creative Writing course

Thu
23
Jan

The Wars of the Three Edwards (1272-1377)

8 week History and Heritage course

Thu
23
Jan

Great Stately Homes in Northern England

8 week History and Heritage course

Thu
23
Jan

The Forgotten Pre-Raphaelites

8 week History of Art course

Thu
23
Jan

Romantic Life-Writing

8 week Literature course

Thu
23
Jan

Introduction to Geology

8 week Science and Earth Science course

Thu
23
Jan

Insane Society and Mental Health

6 week Social Sciences course

Sat
25
Jan

Medieval Merchants

History and Heritage Saturday course

Sat
25
Jan

Painting Women in Nineteenth Century France

History of Art Saturday course

Sat
25
Jan
Sat
25
Jan

An Unquiet Peace: Europe (1918-23)

History and Heritage half-day Saturday course

Sat
25
Jan

A Brief Introduction to the Medieval Parish Church

History and Heritage half-day Saturday course

Sat
1
Feb

Writing a Novel: Look Who’s Talking!

Creative Writing 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
1
Feb

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics!

Saturday half-day Social Sciences 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

A Brief History of the Library

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

York's Churches and Chapels

History and Heritage half-day 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

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
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
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
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