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Lifelong Learning

Brand new programme for 2013/14 announced!

Published: 8 July 2013

Our expanded programme of part-time courses, lectures, study days and events are now online and available to book - explore our website and be inspired.

This year we have a huge selection of exciting Humanities courses alongside our incredibly popular Modern Languages offering, including:

English Literature

Shakespeare: Print and Performance; Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama; Dracula, Frankenstein and the Cultural Legacy: The Monster in Culture; Creative Writing Skills; Writing for Children and Young Adults


Love and Marriage in the Middle Ages; The First World War, 1914-1918; The Local History of Southampton; Darwin and the ‘Almost Darwin': Darwin, Wallace and the Place of Evolution in Society; Policing the World: American Foreign Relations from World War II to the War on Terror, 1945-2012; ‘The White Queen' Fact or Fiction? The Life and Times of Elizabeth Woodville; 

Jewish Studies

Jewish Culture and History; Britain, Israel and the Modern World; Classical Hebrew; 


Big Ideas: An Introduction to Philosophy; 


The Local History of Southampton; Who lives here? The Social Archaeology of Buildings; Aegean Bronze Age Archaeology; Amazing Things: The Archaeology of Art; A Practical Study of Skeletal Remains in Archaeology; 


Beyond Snow White: Animation from a Different Perspective; Crimson Conflict: A History of War and Cinema; American Independent Cinema Today; Woody Allen - In His Prime; Male Stardom in Hollywood

Confucius Institute

Chinese for Business Communication


We are also offering an even broader programme of our successful study days this year, with 17 events taking place both within Humanities and across the wider University. Some are delivered entirely from one discpline, and others are multidisciplinary events bringing a wider perspective to a topic or theme. Days confirmed so far include:

Our Blue Planet

Race and Resistance

What is Judaism?

The Tudors and Stuarts

Human Origins


“Coming Out” to Gay and Lesbian History

Governance and its Discontents

Richard III

Local Voices

Social Impact of Climate Change


What is Mexico

Viewing the Past / Framing the Future: History, Heritage and the Cinema

The Holocaust

Victorian Life

Democratic Futures

Full details about study days can be found here.


We also offer many exciting public events, such as our free Philosophy Cafe, Stargazing LIVE from Astronomy, Science and Engineering week, plus many more.


Explore our website to find out more about these courses and events, or feel free to contact us:


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