Lifelong Learning Centre

Spring into Summer

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Our annual Spring into Summer programme of learning-for-pleasure courses and events gives adults of any age the opportunity to widen their interests, develop their creativity and increase their cultural knowledge.

Our 2016 programme is well underway and bookings are now closed, but to give you an idea of what was on offer descriptions of all this year’s courses and events are available in the Downloads section to the left-hand side of the page, or by clicking on the appropriate course or event title(s) below.


Event title Speaker(s) Date and time
Reading the Scrolls of Auschwitz Dominic Williams, University of Leeds Thursday 9th June, 5.30 – 7.00pm
Calamity Corbyn? Why our political leaders fail Stuart McAnulla, University of Leeds Tuesday 14th June, 5.30 – 7.30pm
Trying to Understand Brexit…An Analysis of Fear, Fiction, Fighting, and (maybe) Facts Iain Clacher, University of Leeds Wednesday 15th June, 6.00 – 7.30pm
Canadian Aboriginal Day events:

·         Reel Injun film screening and discussion

·        ‘We Talk, You Listen’: Native North America and the Politics of Cinema


·         Catherine Bates, University of Leeds

·         David Stirrup, University of Kent


·         Tuesday 21st June, 3.00 – 5.00pm

·         Tuesday 21st June, 6.00 – 8.00pm

Thinking about Europe: The Fate of German and British ‘Enemy Aliens’ during the First World War Claudia Sternberg, University of Leeds Wednesday 22nd June, 6.00 – 8.00pm


Course title Tutor(s) Dates and times
Travel Writing Bronwin Patrickson and Beccy Stirrup Mondays 10.30am – 1.00pm from 6th to 27th June
The Evolution of Islamic State Abdul B. Shaikh and Hizer Mir Mondays 6.00 – 7.30pm from 6th June to 11th July
Now in glorious technicolour: the use of colour in film Zoë Enstone, Madeleine Newman, Felix Janeway and Patrick Webster Mondays 6.00 – 8.00pm from 6th to 27th June
Conversational Arabic Samar Al-Afandi Wednesdays 6.00 – 7.30pm from 8th June to 13th July
Small but perfectly formed: exploring the short story Catherine Bates Wednesdays 6.00 – 8.00pm from 8th June to 13th July
Documentary Storytelling Through History Rachel Walls Thursdays 6.00 – 7.30pm from 9th to 30th June
Beginning and ending short stories (fully booked – please contact Lisa Matera to join our waiting list) Ebba Brooks One-day workshop, Tuesday 28th June 10.00am – 4.00pm

Details of Spring into Summer courses and events we’ve delivered in previous years are available on our archive page.

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