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. Ways into poetry: an introduction

    Ways into poetry: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 22 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    New to writing poetry? This inspiring short course offers an opportunity to experiment with language and a variety of poetic devices. Discover the key elements of a poem in a friendly and interactive class.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £40.00

  2. Media law: what journalists need to know

    Media law: what journalists need to know

    Course Date: Sat 24 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how the law applies to journalists and learn the tricks of the trade that will help to get you started as a freelance journalist. This course will also cover generating ideas, writing, editing, selling your work, all while writing within the law.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  3. Digital contemporary poetry: platforms and practices for the modern-day poet

    Digital contemporary poetry: platforms and practices for the modern-day poet

    Course Date: Sat 24 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The digital world has opened up a universe of opportunity for budding poets, but how do writers make the most of this constantly changing platform? Find out on our Digital contemporary poetry workshop.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  4. How to impress a publisher

    How to impress a publisher

    Course Date: Sat 24 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Publishing insider Lisa Goll offers expert advice on how to impress a publisher, work with agents and become a star author.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  5. Hollywood cinema and genre

    Course Date: Sat 24 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From westerns, gangster and horror films to screwball comedies, melodramas, hardboiled detective films and more, explore popular American cinema, past and present, through a range of genres that have evolved with each of Hollywood’s eras.



    Greeetings.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  6. Writing political comedy

    Writing political comedy

    Course Date: Sat 24 Feb 2018
    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

  7. The power of setting

    The power of setting

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This taster workshop teaches students how to use setting to enrich their stories.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  8. Earth and air: three Romantic poets

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    The most human of the elements, earth and air, will lead us into some of the poetry of Wordsworth, Coleridge and Keats, and their meditations on the relations between the individual, nature and society. The course will take place at Keats House in Hampstead.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  9. A psychoanalytical approach to film: an introduction

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    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: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  10. Orpheus – life after death

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Unlike other Greek heroes, Orpheus was basically peaceful. He braved the Underworld and was one of the Argonauts. Ever since he has been a major influence for artists and composers.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  11. Television screenwriting: an introduction

    Television screenwriting: an introduction

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to write for an ongoing TV drama or pitch your own idea for a television series? Examine the structure of an episodic television drama and explore approaches to the genre.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  12. The plays of Anton Chekhov

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We will read, view and discuss extracts from 'The Seagull', 'Three Sisters', 'Uncle Vanya' and 'The Cherry Orchard' and consider their revolutionary nature in terms of the concept of 'inner action'.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  13. Native American culture and women

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The role of Native North American women in history and culture. Largely dismissed as secondary figures in North

    American history, the course will reveal the significant place that women had in historical and political affairs both

    internally and in diplomacy. Tutor: Max Carocci.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  14. A taste of creative writing

    A taste of creative writing

    Course Date: Sun 4 Mar 2018 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Give creative writing a try on this fun and supportive one-day course. Ideal if you want to express yourself but need help in getting started. Guided exercises will encourage you to experiment and unlock your imagination.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  15. Life and times of James II / VII

    Course Date: Sat 10 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Although his reign was one of the shortest in Britain James had a distinguished career before becoming king and an intriguing one in exile. A Catholic convert he was doomed to fail in Protestant Britain. Tutor: William Sterling.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

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