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Lifelong Learning

Non-language Courses

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Creative Writing Courses

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Ready, Steady, Write

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.

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.

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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.

Art, History, Music

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 Climate 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.

Biodiversity class

Biology and Evolution

Biological evolution is one of the most compelling and important concepts in biology, with a long history.

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Food for Thought

While food is a universal constant, humans across time and space have designed countless ways of procuring, cooking, and consuming food, making it an invaluable source of sociocultural information.

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