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Lifelong Learning

Courses

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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.  

Introduction to Writing Fiction: Fiction Essentials

Fiction Essentials

Introduction to Writing Fiction 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.

Poetry Essentials

Poetry Essentials

Introduction to Poetry Writing In this six-week course, you will explore the craft of poetry.

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

Warwick Goble

Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends

This is a writing course centred around fairy tales and folklore encouraging students to examine the dark origins 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 struggles 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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