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27 courses

Advanced Scriptwriting Workshop

This is a workshop based classed designed for intermediate and advanced writers to develop scripts for radio, TV, film and stage.

12/01/2023 - Thu (10:00-12:30) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £219.00 - C01692-222302
27/04/2023 - Thu (10:00-12:30) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £219.00 - C01692-222303

Creative Writing - Critical Workshop

This regular session will provide a forum for writers of some experience, who would like to share their work regularly in a constructive atmosphere.
Whether your project is a novel, a memoir, short stories or flash fiction, you will find this an invaluable and supportive space in which to progress your work.

14/01/2023 - Sat (12:15-14:15) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £177.00 - L00016-222303
29/04/2023 - Sat (12:15-14:15) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £177.00 - L00016-222306

Creative Writing - Writing for Children

This course aims to encourage and inform students who are interested in writing short stories, novels, poetry, plays, picture books and non-fiction for children and young adults.

12/01/2023 - Thu (13:00-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £177.00 - C00425-222302
27/04/2023 - Thu (13:00-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £177.00 - C00425-222303

Creative Writing: Flash Fiction - create a story over two sessions

There have never been more outlets for flash fiction: magazines, books, websites, making it the form in which many writers have their first taste of publication. It is also a rich and exciting literary genre in its own right. In these two sessions you will unlock the secrets of writing very short fiction, and work on the first draft of your story.

24/01/2023 - Tue (19:00-21:00) - Parkshot Campus - 2 weeks - £60.00 - C02931-222301
21/03/2023 - Tue (19:00-21:00) - Parkshot Campus - 2 weeks - £60.00 - C02931-222302

Critical Thinking

This course will be delivered online.

In the age of 'fake-news' and the dissemination of 'distruth', how do we begin to decipher a good
point from a bad one, a convincing claim from a baseless one? This 10-hour course focuses on how to identify an argument; how to judge it as good or bad, convincing or unconvincing; how to identify weaknesses and strenghts; how to deal with difficult jargon; how the medium affects the message; and how to respond clearly and critically to all the complications of communication.
Each week we will look at one or two texts, some...

17/01/2023 - Tue (15:00-16:30) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £130.00 - L01232-222301

Cultural History Workshop 1

This course will be delivered online.

The key areas explored are the cultural ideas and experiences of classical cities, the Reformation, and the Renaissance.

The course will examine areas of cultural experience through a case study approach. This part is part one of two and will look specifically at: an introduction to cultural history; the culture of Rome and Athens; art and the renaissance; the reformation and cultural change. Each section will look at a cultural artefact drawing upon art, philosophy, literature, and music. You will be invited to examine materials prior to...

11/01/2023 - Wed (14:00-15:30) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 6 weeks - £80.00 - C02858-222302

Cultural History Workshop 2

This course will be delivered online.

This course examines the key themes and ideas in cultural history. It moves over time through looking at themes of gender, ethnicity, religion, and revolution. You will study key historical contexts from the 1500s through to 1900s through the examination of areas of key cultural experience including religion, music, philosophy, art, and religion.

11/01/2023 - Wed (10:00-11:30) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 5 weeks - £72.00 - C02861-222301
22/02/2023 - Wed (10:00-11:30) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 5 weeks - £72.00 - C02861-222302

Early Modern British History: Part 1 (1485-1603)

This course explores the central themes and developments in Tudor England from the seizure of the crown by Henry Tudor in 1485, the reign of Henry VIII and those of his children up to the death of Elizabeth in 1603.

Course Content
End of the Wars of the Roses and the foundation of the Tudor dynasty. Henry VII and Cardinal Wolsey. The English Reformation. Edward VI and the protestant reforms. Reign of Mary and the Counter Reformation. Elizabethan ascent and the Religious Settlement. War with Spain. The late Elizabethan Age.

10/01/2023 - Tue (14:00-16:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £177.00 - C02797-222301

Early Modern British History: Part 2 (1603-1714)

This course explores the central themes and developments in Stuart Britain including the reign of James I, the political and social origins of the civil war, the civil war and the English Republic, the Restoration and the reign of Charles II, the Glorious revolution and the onset of Constitutional Monarchy and the reigns of the later Stuarts.

25/04/2023 - Tue (14:00-16:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £177.00 - C02798-222302

Existentialism and Phenomonology

Phenomenology is the study of structures of consciousness as experienced from the first-person point of view. In his approach to philosophy Husserl developed a method which enables us to better understand how we make sense of the world by taking away our pre-suppositions and prejudices and moving beyond what he called the ?natural attitude.?

12/01/2023 - Thu (11:00-13:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £177.00 - C02910-222301

Exploring Creative Writing (Beginners to Intermediate)

This course explores all aspects of creative writing to help you discover your voice and develop your creative writing skills. You will be stimulated, challenged and entertained in equal measure and, as your confidence grows, you will gain mastery across the forms and genres, allowing your creative voice to grow and giving full reign to your imagination. Whether you wish to explore or enhance your creative writing skills, this is the course for you.

09/01/2023 - Mon (19:00-21:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £177.00 - C01016-222302
11/01/2023 - Wed (10:00-12:00) - Hillcroft Campus - 10 weeks - £177.00 - C01016-222304
24/04/2023 - Mon (19:00-21:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £177.00 - C01016-222303

Film - Theory and Appreciation

This course will be delivered online.

This is a popular yearlong course that consists of three distinct parts covering key films from America/Hollywood, Europe, and Asia. Each term has a different theme:

* World Cinema - an Introduction to Asian Cinemas.

This course will introduce you to key films and renowned film directors of India, Japan, and South Korea, covering a wide range of aspects and genres: from the 1950s films of the Indian pioneer Satyajit Ray and his pioneering counterparts Ozu and Kurosawa in Japan to more recent Japanese comedies and Korean genre...

19/01/2023 - Thu (19:00-21:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £177.00 - C02297-222302
27/04/2023 - Thu (19:00-21:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £177.00 - C02297-222303

Introduction to Philosophy

You will explore some of the key areas of philosophy including Theories of Knowledge, Ethics and Aesthetics and find out who the great thinkers are.
Topics for exploration can include:
* Theories of Knowledge- what can we know?
* How can we be certain?
* What is real?
* Free will; right and wrong - themes in Moral Philosophy
* Philosophy and Anti Philosophy.

09/01/2023 - Mon (19:00-21:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £177.00 - C02839-222302
24/04/2023 - Mon (19:00-21:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £177.00 - C02839-222303

Migration Stories

This course will be delivered online.

This course is an examination of the experience of migration, settlement and community development in the UK. Through a series of case studies, you will explore the growth of the cultural diversity in Britain's cities over the period 1860 through to the 1970s.
You will develop your research skills and look at how cities came to have a rich and diverse ethnic presence.
This course is suitable for anybody interested in community history and looking to develop their research skills.

11/01/2023 - Wed (18:00-19:30) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 5 weeks - £72.00 - C02862-222301
19/04/2023 - Wed (18:00-19:30) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 5 weeks - £72.00 - C02862-222302

Migration Stories Taster - La Dolce Vita: Italian Migration to Britain1861-1960

This course will be delivered online.

This course will be delivered online.
This course is an examination of the experience of the Italian migrant presence into the UK; it will look at areas of the popular experience over the period 1860 through to 1960. The focus will be upon the growth in the cultural presence and Italian identity expressed through community, culture, religion, work and gender. There will be a focus upon the development of Italian communities in the UK. The course is a good introduction to the skills and techniques of community history.

07/12/2022 - Wed (10:00-11:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 1 weeks - £0.00 - C02859-222301

Philosophical Art of Living

You will explore some of the key areas of philosophy including Theories of Knowledge, Ethics and Aesthetics and apply to our present day context.

Topics for exploration can include:

* Theories of Knowledge- what can we know?

* How can we be certain?

* What is real?

* Free will; right and wrong - themes in Moral Philosophy

* Philosophy and Anti Philosophy.

20/04/2023 - Thu (11:00-13:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £177.00 - C02911-222301

Philosophy: Feminism and Critical Theory

This course will be delivered online.

Of all Victorian novels by female writers, ?Jane Eyre? has arguably the widest impact and furthest reach. Charlotte Bronte?s novel has captured the imaginations of generations of readers, partly because of its literary genius and critique of 19th century British society, and partly because of the compelling history of the legendary Bronte family. The novel was published in 1847 and is now a set text for GCSE English Literature, studied by hundreds of thousands of teenagers every year. This course explores the ideas of important feminist...

09/01/2023 - Mon (13:00-15:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £177.00 - C02933-222301

Poetry for Pleasure

This course will be delivered online.

Whether you already enjoy reading poetry, or even if you have never tried reading poetry before, this course is for you! An informal, relaxed series of classes exploring a range of poems.

11/01/2023 - Wed (13:30-14:30) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 6 weeks - £60.00 - C00837-222303
22/02/2023 - Wed (13:30-14:30) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 6 weeks - £60.00 - C00837-222304
19/04/2023 - Wed (13:30-14:30) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 6 weeks - £60.00 - C00837-222305
07/06/2023 - Wed (13:30-14:30) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 6 weeks - £60.00 - C00837-222306

Poetry Workshop with Poet Paul Mathews

A unique opportunity to explore and write poetry with an acclaimed poet and educator.

04/03/2023 - Sat (11:00-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 1 weeks - £43.00 - C02932-212202

Pre Access Humanities and Social Science (Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton)

(Women Only)

This course is essentially a foundation course for learners who are looking to progress to study an Access to Higher education Diploma . An Access Diploma, maths and English GCSE (or accepted equivalents) qualifications are standard entry requirements for many university degrees, Your Pre-Access course will help you develop the study skills you need to succeed on an Access Course,

Please note that this course is for women only.
16/01/2023 - Mon (10:30-16:00), Tue (10:30-13:00) - Hillcroft Campus - 22 weeks - £825.00/FREE - WR0084-222301

The Arab-Israeli Conflicts

This course will be delivered online.

The Middle East and Palestine in particular has been one of the most volatile regions on the planet since the Second World War. The establishment of an Arab-Israeli peace deal has become the ultimate prize for any US President of the modern era. This course examines how the Declaration of Israel in 1948 has resulted in constant conflict through the region and looks to explain why and how we got to the current situation.
We will look at the initial formation of the Israeli state and the immediate war which followed as Arab neighbours...

06/06/2023 - Tue (19:00-21:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 6 weeks - £100.00 - C02481-222301

Twentieth Century Britain - Part 1

Course Overview: (75-100 words - max 250)
This course provides a general overview of British History throughout the tumultuous Twentieth Century. We will look at the social cultural and political history of the period to give a fuller picture. The first part of our course focusses on the Edwardian Age, through the First World War and onto the Inter-war period. Over six weeks we will document the story of the Suffragettes, the rise of the Labour Party and corresponding Decline of the Liberals as a force.
We shall look at key events in British History such as the General...

21/02/2023 - Tue (19:00-21:00) - Parkshot Campus - 6 weeks - £110.00 - C02871-222301

Twentieth Century Britain - Part 2

This course provides a general overview of British History throughout the tumultuous Twentieth Century. We will look at the social cultural and political history of the period to give a fuller picture. This course continues on from part 1 and focuses on British History from World War Two until the end of the Century.

Over six weeks we will discover how Modern Britain came into being as the Nation moved from being an Imperial Power to the Twenty-first Century. We will document the radical post-war Labour government of Clement Atlee, through MacMillan to the societal changes of the...

18/04/2023 - Tue (19:00-21:00) - Parkshot Campus - 6 weeks - £110.00 - C02872-222301

Ways Into Creative Writing: Short Stories

In this short course you will learn how to turn on your creative brain and find ideas for stories, to evaluate and develop them. You?ll discover structuring techniques, look at voice, language and use of setting. By the end you will have planned a story and started to write it.

11/01/2023 - Wed (19:00-21:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £177.00 - C02792-222302
26/04/2023 - Wed (19:00-21:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £177.00 - C02792-222303

Write a Flash Fiction Story in One Day

Very short fiction has come into its own in the age of the internet. Flash fiction is a wonderful art form, as well as being many writers? first foray into publication.
You will explore how to find ideas, to build a picture and create the all-important ending for your own mini-story. By the end of the day you will have written the first draft of a 500 word story.

22/04/2023 - Sat (10:00-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 1 weeks - £52.00 - C02855-222304
10/06/2023 - Sat (10:00-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 1 weeks - £52.00 - C02855-222305

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