Make the most of your winter with our diverse range of courses. Whether you want to take up something new to challenge yourself, revisit rusty skills, or take your experience and knowledge to the next level, we have a huge range of courses for you to explore.
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Course Date: Sat 9 Feb 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThe 19th century was a tumultuous period for English cathedrals and bishops. Aspects covered include their role in society, expansion, (re-) building and restoration of cathedrals together with changes in worship, governance and public access.Full fee: £29.00Senior fee: £23.00Concession: £15.00
Course Date: Sat 18 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetWith the 1930s rejected, radical government policies, eventual prosperity and new ways of thinking/ acting emerged postwar. Aspects covered include Celtic nationalism, squatting, CND, popular music and the making of the‘permissive society’.Full fee: £39.00Senior fee: £31.00Concession: £20.00
Course Date: Sat 6 Jul 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetMarking the bicentenary of Prince Albert’s birth, the course outlines his life, the issues he championed including his involvement in the Great Exhibition. Also considered are controversies he generated and the consequences of his death.Full fee: £29.00Senior fee: £23.00Concession: £15.00
Course Date: Tue 9 Apr 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThe course explores how and why during these years Britain ceased to have an empire on which the sun never set. It considers international and domestic pressures/events alongside the territories’ independence movements and British responses.Full fee: £39.00Senior fee: £31.00Concession: £17.00
Course Date: Mon 3 Jun 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis interactive lecture course considers Britain’s political, economic, social and cultural history in an age of Austerity and Affluence. Topics include nationalisation, Indian Independence and Suez alongside war recovery programmes, welfare policies, the arts, consumerism and youth.Full fee: £109.00Senior fee: £87.00Concession: £48.00
Course Date: Sat 29 Jun 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetWe explore how the poet Rilke wrestled with some of the deepest issues of the modern spirit, such as the need for non-religious faith and the importance of art to give meaning to life, through writing beautiful, deeply moving poems.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00
Course Date: Mon 15 Jul 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetOn this fast and varied fun practical course you will undertake 100 projects. The speed helps you to respond spontaneously and creatively whilst exploring key aspects of Graphic Design. This is invaluable for rebooting your creative responses to briefs.Full fee: £259.00Senior fee: £207.00Concession: £158.00
Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetA high energy programme of directed and self-directed drawing projects, with rapid shifts in materials, scale, subject and focus. Strictly no discards - come ready to play, risk, invent and discuss! For those with some drawing experience.Full fee: £89.00Senior fee: £89.00Concession: £89.00
Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetBoth defeated and victorious countries saw their empires collapse in the years following the Second World War. We look at how this happened and how new kinds of empire emerged in the aftermath.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £159.00Concession: £88.00
Course Date: Mon 13 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetAn interactive lecture course that explores the Second British Empire, which emerged after the loss of North America took new forms. We will study debates about the nature of empire, motivations, structures, expansion and relationships between centre and peripheries over time.Full fee: £139.00Senior fee: £139.00Concession: £61.00
Course Date: Fri 1 Mar 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDive into 3D digital modelling in this introductory course. You will learn how to create and animate digital 3D models using 4D Cinema Lite, the 3D software that comes free with Adobe After Effects CC. Great for your animation or film making work and showreel.
Full fee: £229.00Senior fee: £183.00Concession: £140.00
Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn how to create and apply 3D special effects make-up for film and TV. Use a range of direct application and sculpting techniques to create and apply your own special effects. Produce pieces for casualty including burns and wounds using silicones and other material.Full fee: £139.00Senior fee: £139.00Concession: £85.00
Course Date: Sat 23 Mar 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetIn 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? Tutor: Jack Gain.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00
Course Date: Sat 24 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetAn SQL database is the invisible but crucial component of many of our core computer systems. Everything from a simple Google Search, using a social network such as Facebook, purchasing goods on Amazon, using Sat Nav to plan a route, or even looking up a contact number on our iPhone, requires database functionality. On this course you will learn Structured Query Language (SQL), the language used to create, maintain and search for information on nearly all database platforms.
Full fee: £99.00Senior fee: £79.00Concession: £50.00
Course Date: Sat 11 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetJoin this fascinating one-day course for a valuable insight into pearls, their cultivation and trade, and use in jewellery. Learn how to recognise the many types on the market, judge the good from the bad, spot the imitations and buy your pearl jewellery with confidence.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £59.00Concession: £59.00
Course Date: Tue 11 Dec 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetChristmas was of limited significance in the 1830s but that changed fundamentally during Queen Victoria’s reign.
We explore why this was so together with the origins of all that made/makes for the traditional Christmas
season.Full fee: £29.00Senior fee: £23.00Concession: £13.00
Course Date: Wed 30 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetWe live in an increasingly digitalised world where use of the computer and Internet have become the norm. This course follows on from our Complete Beginners' course to enable you to become fully confident in your computer and Internet use. You will learn about managing and organising different types of files, solving and understanding common technological problems and how the Cloud influences modern computer use. You will also learn more about how to protect your data and digital security as well as how to take advantage of many free resources and use various websites so you can become a confident digital citizen able to navigate around your computer as well as the web.
This course is FREE if one of the following applies:
a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.
b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.
c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.
Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.Full fee: £79.00Senior fee: £63.00Concession: £40.00
Course Date: Fri 1 Mar 2019
Location on this date: OS - Off SiteThis course provides an introduction to the wide range of artworks within the collection at the Ashmoleon Museum in Oxford.Full fee: £69.00Senior fee: £55.00Concession: £42.00
Course Date: Fri 30 Nov 2018
Location on this date: OS - Off SiteExplore different aspects of the permanent collection of paintings, antiquities and decorative arts at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge on this one-day, location-based course.Full fee: £69.00Senior fee: £55.00Concession: £42.00
Course Date: Sat 8 Jun 2019
Location on this date: OS - Off SiteDiscover the treasures of Winchester Cathedral, one of the most magnificent churches in the country and one of the largest cathedrals in Europe on a day trip to Winchester. Transport costs not included.Full fee: £69.00Senior fee: £55.00Concession: £42.00
Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetFull fee: £249.00Senior fee: £199.00Concession: £152.00
Course Date: Sat 6 Apr 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetJapanese style gardens became very fashionable In the UK in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and many wealthy landowners wanted one in their park or garden. We will discuss the reasons for their popularity at that time. In the afternoon we will explore Holland Park and its history to track the arrival of the Japanese garden there, and visit the garden.
Morning at Build 10.30 - 12.30
Afternoon meet at 2pm in Holland Park.
Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00
Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetBe amazed by early 19thc gardens from great estates and suburban villas to backyards! Discover the books, magazines and people who opened gardening up to amateurs as plant hunting, technology and science transformed British horticulture. An interactive lecture course. Please see the course outline (on website) before enrolling to check any additional costs (travel, entrance fees etc) or time commitments involved in this course.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £159.00Concession: £88.00
Course Date: Sat 30 Mar 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetA one day introduction to psychoanalysis for film interpretation, exploring iconic works by directors including Darren Aronofsky, Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch. Freudian and Lacanian themes will be identified in cinema, engendering a more enriched viewing experience.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00
Course Date: Sun 19 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetWhat is populism and how does it apply to America and Europe? An insightful short introduction to populism. Tutor: Dale Mineshima-Lowe.Full fee: £39.00Senior fee: £31.00Concession: £20.00