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Language and the First World War

Words and Ideas

In this course we will be examining how wartime changed the English language between 1914 and 1918; slang was taken up widely, and exploited commercially, soldiers found ways to reassure their loved o ...
11:00 AM -
4:00 PM
27 October 2018 -
27 October 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
WR19101

Latin Technique and Performance Class

Performing Arts

Lemington Ridley has been twice US champion, three times UK champion and is currently third in the world in the same-sex men's Latin division. Lemington will be teaching masterclasses this Autumn Term ...
11:00 AM -
1:00 PM
27 October 2018 -
27 October 2018
INTERMEDIATE -
PA19103

The East End in Fiction and Fact

Words and Ideas

A one-day session exploring East London history via some of the vividly realised fiction written about its various districts in the years between 1820 and 1920. Among our tour guides are Dickens, GWM ...
11:00 AM -
4:00 PM
27 October 2018 -
27 October 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
WR19103

Unbuilt London - An Architectural History That Never Was

London

London is forever being reimagined and rebuilt, and for every design that is realised in bricks and mortar (or in concrete, glass and steel), there are countless others that never make it off the arch ...
11:00 AM -
2:00 PM
27 October 2018 -
27 October 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN19108

Walking Tours - Queer Soho

London

Soho has been a centre for London’s queer communities since at least the 19th century, and this walk will take you around some of the area’s lesser-known queer locations.  Along the way we will hear s ...
11:00 AM -
1:00 PM
27 October 2018 -
27 October 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN19103

How to Read Music

Performing Arts

Over just two hours, this course will give you the basic tools you’ll need to start reading music. You will examine notation, rhythm and expression in written form. Centred around the piano, but focu ...
11:00 AM -
1:00 PM
03 November 2018 -
03 November 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
PA19101

Writing Flash Fiction

Words and Ideas

Interested in writing really short stories? Explore flash fiction in this lively course, where we will experiment with writing little nuggets of narrative. We’ll take inspiration from contemporary exa ...
11:00 AM -
4:00 PM
03 November 2018 -
17 November 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
WR19110

Girlfriends - A Social History of Sisterhood and Female Friendship

Arts and Culture

Join us to share, discover and celebrate positive stories of female friendship and sisterly solidarity using authentic historical materials from our library and archive collections. From the close bon ...
11:00 AM -
4:00 PM
10 November 2018 -
10 November 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
AC19117

Behind the Library Desk in Victorian London

Arts and Culture

The Victorians were voracious readers and library enthusiasts. This engaging course introduces the early years of the public library story in London through the eyes of the librarians in charge. It re ...
11:00 AM -
2:00 PM
01 December 2018 -
01 December 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
AC19114

Escape Stories - A Creative Storytelling Workshop

Arts and Culture

Archives can be a stimulus for creative expression and storytelling. In this one-off session we invite you to create your own artistic responses to the themes of confinement and liberation, using coll ...
11:00 AM -
04:00 PM
24 November 2018 -
24 November 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
AC19113