History, culture & writing

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. Art and architecture of the Byzantine Empire

    Course Date: Wed 25 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fascinating introduction to some key architectural sites and some of the most important art of the Byzantine Empire, from Ravenna in the West to Istanbul and beyond.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £45.00

  2. The US and Latin America: from the Cuban Revolution to Trump's border wall

    Course Date: Wed 25 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Uncover a dramatic history of coups, interventions and revolutionary struggles. This course unravels the key themes of US-Latin American relations, brought to life by film clips, photography and primary sources. Tutor: Jack Gain.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £61.00

  3. Writing for video games

    Writing for video games

    Course Date: Wed 25 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This industry-led course introduces students to the fundamentals of writing for the video game genre.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  4. More current affairs

    Course Date: Thu 26 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to find out more about the issues in the news? Gain information and analyse and debate news items on this follow-on course from 'Current affairs'. New students welcome. Tutor: Michael Bloomfield.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £57.00

  5. A journey in the history and culture of Sicily

    Course Date: Sat 28 Apr 2018
    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: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00

  6. Cities of gold: Native American cities before Columbus

    Course Date: Tue 1 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the little known history of pre-Columbian civilizations North of Mexico and their links to Aztec and other Mexican cultures.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £55.00

  7. Classics evening lecture

    Course Date: Wed 2 May 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us for our new series of talks by leading classicists on a wide variety of topics. You need no prior knowledge of Classical languages or history - just bring your curiosity….
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £5.00

  8. Ancient Greek drama: a reading group in translation

    Course Date: Thu 3 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore themes from the ancient Athenian stage, and how they still speak to us about the challenges we face today.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £65.00

  9. Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 3 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Introduce yourself to the archaeology of the ancient world, from the palaces of the Minoans and Mycenaeans to the Roman Forum.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £25.00

  10. Faulkner's gothic vision

    Course Date: Sat 5 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In Faulkner’s short novel ‘The Bear’, we will examine how narration probes the cracked surfaces of human relationships. The guided, text-based discussion will provide tools towards understanding Faulkner’s complex vision. Please read in advance.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  11. Aspects of European cinema since 1945

    Course Date: Sat 5 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    View and discuss a range of films and filmmakers from 1945 to the present day, and explore critical approaches to European cinema, including national cinema, new waves, authorship, art cinema and popular cinema.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  12. An introduction to data journalism

    An introduction to data journalism

    Course Date: Sat 5 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Use your IT skills to data mine and find stories hidden in published statistics.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  13. What editors want: writing and selling news and features

    What editors want: writing and selling news and features

    Course Date: Sat 5 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to write articles and sell them to commissioning editors. Discover the key skills required to produce stories to a deadline. From coming up with ideas to writing, editing and getting your work commissioned.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  14. The poetry of Keats: a literary workshop

    Course Date: Sun 6 May 2018
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    This course, led by Nick Field, Build literature tutor and former Keats House Poet in Residence, will give you the chance to read, explore and discuss some of Keats' most significant poetry in the location in which many of them were written. Poems include 'The Odes' and 'The Eve of St.Agnes'.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  15. Local history writing

    Local history writing

    Course Date: Sat 12 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    On this inspiring new short course students will learn how to write local history books, booklets and features. Local history covers a broad spectrum of topics but writers in this area are often interested in penning volumes about their family, their home town, the street they live in, the places they love, know well or grew up in, from old buildings to parks, markets and beyond.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £44.00

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