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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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Use the filter on the left hand side to search by category, time of day, price and more to ensure you find a course which is right for you.

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  1. 3D Print a ring using Rhino

    New
    Course Date: Fri 15 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  2. 3D Printing for casting: basic principles

    New
    Course Date: Thu 27 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  3. 3D special effects make-up for film and TV

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn 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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  4. 50 drawings in a day

    New
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A 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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  5. 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

  6. A beginner's guide to SQL

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 17 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An 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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  7. A brief introduction to human evolution

    A brief introduction to human evolution

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 31 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You will learn about how our hominin ancestors evolved and lived and how new evidence has fundamentallly changed our understanding of this process. This concise exploration of the inter-disciplinary field of palaeoanthropology introduces radiometric dating, palaeontology and archaeogenetics.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  8. A buyer's guide to pearls: natural, cultured and imitation

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join 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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. A case about men: discover your anima

    Course Date: Thu 25 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is especially for male counsellors, or those in training. Men interested in development work are strongly encouraged to join.

    We will consider the concept of the anima as defined by Jungian Psychology and you'll be invited to explore aspects of your own anima, how to help make you be more conscious of it and how this could be more integrated into your everyday life.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £95.00

  10. A day of: 19th-century fashion

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the relationship between nineteenth-century society, from the Napoleonic era to the suffrage movement, and men’s and women’s fashions which witnessed constant change, restrictions, extremes and the start of the dress reform movement.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  11. A day of: 20th-century fashion

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the ever-changing statement of identity that was twentieth-century fashion through the study of key designers and significant social and political events that shaped the clothes we wore.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  12. A day of: modern design

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study the dominant design aesthetic of the twentieth century, considering its development, successes and failures. Movements will include Russian Constructivism, the Bauhaus and Purism. Design practices will include graphics, furniture and architecture.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  13. A Dickens of a time : the making of the Victorian Christmas

    New
    Course Date: Tue 10 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Christmas 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: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £15.00

  14. A digital citizen: becoming MORE confident on your computer and the internet

    New
    Course Date: Wed 29 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We 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.





    Or





    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £40.00

  15. A door to musicals in popular Indian cinema

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The course will define how music has been pivotal to Indian cinema right from its inception. It will analyse key musical films and illustrate how the use of music and dance has evolved over time.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £30.00

  16. A grand day out: Ashmolean and Christchurch Picture Gallery

    New
    Course Date: Mon 9 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the permanent collections of paintings in Oxford's Ashmoleon Museum and Christchurch Picture Gallery on this one-day, location-based course.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  17. A grand day out: the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

    New
    Course Date: Fri 1 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore 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: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  18. A history of piano music

    New
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Trace the development of keyboard instruments and their repertoire from Bach’s Goldberg Variations to the late works of Brahms. Explore the composers and makers who shaped the keyboard into one of the most versatile and popular instruments of all time, and learn about history, style, genre and function through guided listening and score reading. Tutor: Dr Maria Razumovskaya [external website]

    Break week: 22nd October 2019.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  19. A history of the US-Mexican border

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Uncover the dark history of America’s southern border, from the frontier to Trump’s wall. This one-day course will look at border enforcement, migration and the roots of anti-immigrant sentiment using film, photography, and primary sources. Tutor: Jack Gain.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  20. A hunger artist: how Kafka came to write

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How did Kafka come to write some of the most extraordinary fictions ever written? - the man who wakes up as a

    beetle, a judicial torture-machine, an ape’s lecture, a man whose name is reduced to a letter and his endless

    quest for justice. We explore why Kafka wrote such stories. Please read (or re-read) The Metamorphosis and In the Penal Colony beforehand.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  21. A journey in the history and culture of Sicily

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 12 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This one-day course will offer an insight view of the multifaceted history and multilayered culture of Sicily, the ancient island off the shore of Italy mainland.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  22. A journey through Boccaccio's Decameron

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 11 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Decameron is one of the early literary works in the Italian language and it had a significant influence on many other writers. Come and discover the genesis of the novel and some of the stories that still resonate with readers today.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  23. A potted history of Ancient Greece

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 17 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Images and scenes on ancient Greek pottery have captivated, inspired, shocked and been talking points across the centuries. Enjoy exploring their role in wider culture, ancient and modern, in an informal group discussion.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  24. A potted history of Ancient Greece: follow-on course

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  25. A psychoanalytical approach to film: an introduction

    A psychoanalytical approach to film: an introduction

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A 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: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

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