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The University of Southampton
Lifelong Learning

Non - Language Courses

The University has decided to end teaching early as a result of the current situation with the COVID-19 virus. As a consequence there will no Lifelong Learning teaching for the next two weeks. To make up for the missed classes we will add an extra two weeks teaching to the summer term.

At present the University plans to commence teaching again on 20th April which is the scheduled start of the summer term. If this situation changes we will inform you and let you know what alternative arrangements will be made for your classes.

I hope you will appreciate that the University has taken these measures to ensure the wellbeing of both staff and students and if you have any questions or concerns please contact us at lifelonglearning@soton.ac.uk.

Explore our courses to find the right one for you. Personalise your learning with one of our evening courses.

Creative Writing Courses

Take One Idea

Take One Idea

The course gives you the opportunity to work with a single core idea of your own choosing and transform it into four very different pieces of writing.

Fiction Essentials

Fiction Essentials

This course will focus on some of the most vital elements of fictional writing: character, place, story and point of view.

Made to be Broken

Made to be Broken

Writing Experimental Fiction in this six week course, you will explore the craft of experimental fiction.

The Literary Journalist

The Literary Journalist

This course will equip you with knowledge about literary journalism (also known as creative non-fiction) and its relationship to contemporary events.

Telling Tales

Telling Tales

The course gives you the opportunity to get to grips with some of the key building blocks for writing narrative fiction.

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Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends

This is a new writing course which centres around fairy tales and folklore. In this course you will examine the dark origins of fairy tales, myths and legends in order to conceptualise new creative possibilities.

Chinese Calligraphy

Chinese Calligraphy and Chinese Culture

The aim of every language course at the University is to enable you to communicate in your target language (TL) at that particular level and in your particular area of interest.  

Art, History, Music

The History of Nuclear Weapons

The History of Nuclear weapons

This course provides an introduction to the history of nuclear weapons, from their inception during World War II, through the nuclear arms race and the Cold War.

A Night at the Opera

A Night at the Opera

This course offers a short introduction to opera – an art form long considered to be inaccessible.

Science and Computing

Understanding climate Change

Understanding Climste Change

This course is designed to give you a better understanding of the scientific basis of climatic change as well as an understanding of why our civilisation struggle to address this problem sufficiently.

Quantum Calamities and Solutions

Quantum Calamities and Solutions

This course provides you with a series of lessons in quantum technology, with special emphasis on quantum computation and communication.

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