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37 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.

13/01/2022 - Thu (10:00-12:30) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £210.00 - C01692-212202
21/04/2022 - Thu (10:00-12:30) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £210.00 - C01692-212203

Civil Rights America

The eruption of Black Lives Matter protests across America in 2020 once more showed the inequalities in America society and its racial divisions. The return of the KKK in society, Charlottesville and the reactions to policing of the 2021 storming of the Capitol have continued the focus. For some in the country these divisions were supposed to have been addressed during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s but racial equality in America has always come in fits and starts. This course aims to look at the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, the figures who helped shape it (such as Martin...

19/04/2022 - Tue (19:00-21:00) - Parkshot Campus - 6 weeks - £92.00 - C02482-212201

Comedy Writing - Introduction

This course may be delivered online - please see the course information box to confirm.

This course will give you the skills needed to write two-minute sketches, the building blocks of comedy. You will discover valuable techniques in creating a flow of creative ideas and learn how to structure a sketch. You’ll explore ways of creating vivid, funny characters and writing sharp comic dialogue. There will also be advice on finding markets.

Please note the Introduction to Comedy Writing on 1st March takes place at Hillcroft in Surbiton.

11/01/2022 - Tue (19:00-21:15) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £194.00 - L00050-212202
19/04/2022 - Tue (19:00-21:15) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £194.00 - L00050-212204

Constructing the 'United Kingdom': Acts of Union (1535-1801)

At a time when the integrity of the United Kingdom is being questioned for the first time in generations, it is surely timely to examine the process whereby the four nations of these islands were brought under one flag: the Union Flag. It will go far beyond the parliamentary legislation itself, to explore the wider historical contexts in which England achieved union with Wales (1535,1542), Scotland (1706-07), and Ireland (1800-01), and with what longer-term consequences for the Union.
This six-week course sets out to be both relaxed and lively, while seeking to encourage discussion...

23/02/2022 - Wed (19:00-21:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 6 weeks - £104.00 - C02777-212202

Creative Writing - Beginners

This course may be delivered online - please see the course information box to confirm.

This course will introduce you to the basic elements of creative writing. You will find the space, and given encouragement, to start your writing journey, wherever it will take you.

15/01/2022 - Sat (10:00-12:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C00426-212203
18/01/2022 - Tue (12:00-14:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C00426-212204
19/04/2022 - Tue (09:30-11:30) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C00426-212205
23/04/2022 - Sat (10:00-12:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C00426-212206

Creative Writing - Critical Workshop

This course will be delivered online.

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.

15/01/2022 - Sat (12:15-14:15) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £171.00 - L00016-212203
18/01/2022 - Tue (09:30-11:30) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £171.00 - L00016-212204
19/04/2022 - Tue (12:00-14:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £171.00 - L00016-212205
23/04/2022 - Sat (12:15-14:15) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £171.00 - L00016-212206

Creative Writing - Exploring Creative Writing

This course may be delivered online - please see the course information box to confirm.

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.

10/01/2022 - Mon (19:00-21:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C01016-212202
25/04/2022 - Mon (19:00-21:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C01016-212203

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.

13/01/2022 - Thu (13:00-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C00425-212202
21/04/2022 - Thu (13:00-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C00425-212203

Critical Thinking

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 philosophical and some from the media of today,
and...

18/01/2022 - Tue (15:00-16:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £89.00 - L01232-212201

Culture and Identity

This course will be delivered online.

This short course provides an introduction to the production of cultural identity through looking at a range of case studies in classical studies, the arts and history. You will think about the development of cultural identities over time and how in turn they are shaped and redefined and given expression in a range of cultural artefacts within an historical context. The key themes examined are identities around place, people, and visual culture.

22/02/2022 - Tue (19:00-21:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 5 weeks - £89.00 - C02779-212202

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.

11/01/2022 - Tue (14:00-16:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £169.00 - C02797-212201

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.

26/04/2022 - Tue (14:00-16:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £169.00 - C02798-212201

Feminism and Philosophy

This course will be delivered online.

In the last few years, sexism, misogyny and violence against women have once again come to the forefront of attention as social facts that have yet to be solved. There is thus a practical and theoretical imperative to reflect on and understand this situation from the perspective of feminist theory.

12/01/2022 - Wed (13:00-15:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C02804-212201

Film - Theory and Appreciation

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

20/01/2022 - Thu (19:00-21:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C02297-212202
21/04/2022 - Thu (19:00-21:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C02297-212203

Introduction to Religion and Philosophy

This course will be delivered online.

This short course provides an introduction to religious studies and philosophy and looks at the relationship between both. You will look at definitions of religion and examine case studies that will illustrate the inter-relationships between world religions and philosophy. You will investigate key texts and ideas over the course with reference to Buddhism, Hinduism and western philosophical responses.

11/01/2022 - Tue (19:00-21:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 5 weeks - £89.00 - C02780-212202

Journal Writing for De-stressing and Creative Awakening

Journal Writing is one of the best things you can do to improve your memory, clarify your thinking, increase your creativity, and just become a more all-around awesome person.

This course is about finding our trust in our inner creativity and freeing it and our healing process. We will share tools that help us to dissolve blocks and transform and recover our well being through our creative power. Creativity is our through nature and through a simple scientific approach of experimentation and observation, we establish a connected flow with words on paper.

Our aim is to...

01/03/2022 - Tue (13:00-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 4 weeks - £68.00 - C02516-212202

Mussolini and the March on Rome: Centenary Lecture

This year marks the centenary of Mussolini?s seizure of power in Italy and the birth of the Europe?s first Fascist state.

In this one off lecture we will look at the events that culminated in Mussolini being asked to form a government by King Victor Emmanuel III with the March on Rome in October. We shall look at the make-up of Italy in 1922; the rise of the Fascist Party throughout the year; the ruling government of Prime Minister Luigi Facta; and try to gain in depth working of the mind of Benito Mussolini himself.

We shall also chronical the events of the March itself in...

23/03/2022 - Wed (19:00-21:00) - Parkshot Campus - 1 weeks - £15.00 - C02685-212201

Norman England: Conquest, Revolution, Oppression (1066-1272)

Norman England: Conquest, Revolution, Oppression (1066-1272)
By surveying the reigns of eight Norman rulers, this course will examine what was surely the most traumatic epoch in British history: a time when the English lost control of their own destiny. It will explore the context of the conquest, the futile revolts to overturn it, the terror tactics used to consolidate it, and it will detail the revolutionary changes the Normans imposed on their new realm.
Constantly distracted by dynastic in-fighting, forays into neighbouring polities (Wales, Scotland), and the financial...

05/01/2022 - Wed (19:00-21:00) - Parkshot Campus - 6 weeks - £104.00 - C02773-212202

Philosophy Before Socrates - How Philosophy Began

Over a hundred years before Socrates was born, Thales of Miletus, in 585 BCE, predicted an
eclipse of the sun. Perhaps surprisingly, this moment became known, even in Socrates? life-
time, as the birth of philosophy. Thales and the other pre-Socratic philosophers probed into
the deeper nature of things in a way, according to Aristotle, utterly new and different from
the myth-telling of Hesiod and Homer, asking questions which today would be categorised
under all manner of academic disciplines from Astronomy to Philosophy to Biology.
You be introduced to...

10/01/2022 - Thu (11:00-13:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C02799-212201

Poetry and Philosophy - Wordsworth, Keats, TS Eliot and Wallace Stevens

Wordsworths Tintern Abbey, Keatss Ode to a Grecian Urn, TS Eliots
Prufrock, Wallace Stevens Snow Man are not only ground-breaking Literary
experiments they are also profound explorations of what we understand as
the Real? This course will explore these poets in relation to the Aesthetics of German
idealism, the rise of Modernism and the nature of selfhood.

10/01/2022 - Mon (13:00-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C02801-212201

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.

12/01/2022 - Wed (13:30-14:30) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 6 weeks - £58.00 - C00837-212203
23/02/2022 - Wed (13:30-14:30) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 6 weeks - £58.00 - C00837-212204
20/04/2022 - Wed (13:30-14:30) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 6 weeks - £58.00 - C00837-212205
08/06/2022 - Wed (13:30-14:30) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 6 weeks - £58.00 - C00837-212206

Pre Access Humanities and Social Science (OCNLR)

(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.
10/01/2022 - Mon (10:30-16:00), Tue (10:30-13:00) - Hillcroft Campus - 22 weeks - £825.00/FREE - WR0084-212201

Roman History - Decline and Fall

This six-week course will chart the fall of the largest Empire in human history, the Romans from the 4th Century AD. Starting with the split of the Roman World into two spheres under the Emperor Constantine I we will chart the later Caesars of both the Westen and Eastern Empires before focusing the later weeks on what ultimately destroyed and replaced it. Where they really Barbarians at the gates? Was the move from Rome as a centre key to the end of the West? We will look especially at the rise of the Franks, Saxons and Goths in Western Europe and find out if true Rome fell or just...

04/01/2022 - Tue (19:00-21:00) - Parkshot Campus - 6 weeks - £104.00 - C01897-212201

Santayana on Science and Religion

George Santayana (1863-1952) was a leading American philosopher of the 20C. He wrote on a very wide range of subjects. For him, a general rational approach to all the main areas of human concern and activity was, in the modern world, both possible and necessary.
These areas clearly include science and religion, and he saw similarities as well as (obvious) differences between them, when seen from a rational standpoint. This 10 week course will give five weeks to each of the two above disciplines.

11/01/2022 - Sat (11:00-13:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C02800-212201

Stalinist Russia: 1922 - 1953

Stalin radically changed both Russia and the Soviet Union during his premiership to such an extent that his legacy is still very much felt today. To some, the man is still revered; to others, the horrors exposed under De-Stalinisation and later show a man who corrupted the Marxist-Leninist Russian Revolution to his own ends.

This course looks in depth at one of the biggest figures in European 20th century, dissecting exactly what do we mean by the term Stalinism . We will cover how he manoeuvred himself to power and his domestic and foreign policies once there, before delving...

22/02/2022 - Tue (19:00-21:00) - Parkshot Campus - 6 weeks - £104.00 - C02682-212201

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