Courses – Literature & Languages

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THE WORLD THROUGH LITERATURE (ONLINE COURSE)

Various Tutors

Starts: Thursday 10 February 10.00 am – 12.00pm, 7 weeks

Fees: £56/£49 Code: 05 211

The silent witness to our society past and present and sometimes uncannily predicting the future, Literature offers us an alternative view of the world or an escape into the imaginations of the fiction writer and the poet. It creates characters we love or hate and challenges our perceptions. In this course various tutors select a favourite piece from across the literary genres to interpret and provoke the imagination through stimulating presentation and class discussion.

Reading List:
• Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
• The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
• A Bunch of Fives: Selected Stories by Helen Simpson
• People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd.
• Greenvoe by George Mackay Brown
• Riddley Walke by Russell Hoban
• Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Further information on books and tutors available here.

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HEBREW – AN INTRODUCTION TO AN ANCIENT BIBLICAL LANGUAGE (ONLINE COURSE)

Marian Kelsey

Starts: Monday 21 February 7.00pm – 9.00 pm, 5 weeks

Fees: £40/£35 Code: 05 216

This very short taster course will introduce you to Hebrew. Working at your own pace you will learn how to read parts of the Old Testament in the original language. The course will focus on reading to understand and enjoy rather than covering any grammatical detail.

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UNCOVERING THE CLASSICS (ONLINE COURSE)

Eric Summers

Starts: Tuesday 1 March 10.00am – 12.00 pm, 4 weeks

Fees: £36/£28 Code: 05 221

In this popular short course Eric will explore the times and the works of 4 very different classic writers:
• The French Revolution: A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

• The Industrial Revolution:  North & South – Elizabeth Gaskell

• WW2 in the East: The Singapore Grip – J G Farrell

• The Calamitous 14th Century: The Name of the Rose- Umberto Eco

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