History, Culture & Writing Courses in London

We offer an extraordinary range of courses during the day, in the evening and at weekends, from the most popular subjects to the completely unique, including film studies, creative and non-fiction writing courses and American history courses. Many of our tutors are nationally recognised in their fields, including published authors, and practising professionals in the media. As a learner you can also benefit from our partnerships with organisations such as the British Film Institute and close links with The British Museum, the London Transport Museum and many others.

Want to speak to a member of the Humanities Team to find out more about our courses? Call us on 020 7492 2652 or email us on [email protected]

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  1. The history of the United States in the Middle East

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a one-day course which will provide an overview of the United States’ history in the Middle East.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  2. Constructing the witch: how women became maleficent

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This study day will examine the question of the association of women with magic and witchcraft.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  3. 60 years of revolution: Cuba and the United States

    60 years of revolution: Cuba and the United States

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 20 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In 2019, sixty years after Fidel Castro's rebel army overthrew an American-backed dictatorship, the US and Cuba are at a cross-roads: the Castro era now over; the Trump administration threatening to return to a Cold War footing. This one day course will reveal how we got here — via sugar cane fires and exploding cigars. It will use photography, film clips and primary sources to bring to life the stories that made that that history — and to ask, what happens next?
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  4. Crime and punishment in Hampstead from the 17th century to the present day

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 20 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Over the centuries Hampstead and Hampstead Heath have witnessed many dramatic and horrifying events. From highway men and hangings, to murders, executions and fatal accidents, this walk explores some of the stories of people involved in horrible happenings in Hampstead as well as some of the places set up for policing law and order. We start at Hampstead Tube Station and finish by Hampstead Heath Over-ground Station. We start at Hampstead Tube Station and finish by Hampstead Heath Over-ground Station.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £10.00

  5. Writing photo-fiction: telling stories with words and images

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 20 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Photographs are often used as inspiration for writing, but what if you want to include them in your stories? This course will focus on how to blend the visual element of photography with the textual element of writing to create compelling 'photo-fiction.'.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  6. Micro-memoir: a taster

    New Evening
    Course Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fleeting glimpses. Missed trains. Unforgettable goodbyes. A life is measured in moments as well as momentus occasions. This fun day workshop coaches students in the art of micro-memoir. Can you write about an instant that changed you in 200 words or less?
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £19.00

  7. From Mechanics Institute to Open University: adult education in England from the 1820s to the 1960s

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Marking the Build centenary, coverage of the subject includes Mechanics Institutes, working people’s colleges and the university extension movement together with local authority provision, the Workers’ Educational Association and origins of the Open University.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  8. The myth of Faust in Goethe and Marlowe

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The myth of the Medieval scholar exchanging his life to satisfy his thirst for knowledge features in several European

    plays and novels. We will look at two interpretations of this story, Goethe’s Faust (Part I) and Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  9. Writing horror - Image courtesy of mothmedia.co.uk

    Writing horror for the screen

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    As Halloween approaches, unleash your terrifying idea for a script onto the world with this intensive writing horror for the screen workshop. Suitable for beginning screenwriters and all those with an interest in the horror genre.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  10. Heavenly journeys

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  11. The Dreyfus affair and its legacy

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Miscarriage of justice, anti-Semitism, reason of state and ultimately triumph of justice. There is more to the Dreyfus Affair though, an event that polarised French society like few before and is at the heart of modern France. Tutor: Sebastien Ardouin.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  12. What is History?

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 27 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course explores some different ways of looking at, and understanding, history.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  13. Writing political comedy

    Writing political comedy

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 27 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    When it comes to subjects for comedy, the news media never seems to run out. Learn to write political comedy from pithy one liners to satirical columns and monologues using techniques from professional comedy script writers.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  14. The Etruscans

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 27 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the mysterious people who lived in Central Italy and ended up being enveloped by the Romans.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  15. Writing for children: a taster

    Writing for children: a taster

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 27 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your ideas for children's stories in a practical interactive session. Topics will include plot, characterisation and viewpoint, and how to approach the children's publishing industry today.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

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