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 will run from the week beginning 6th June with courses in creative writing, film, current affairs, literature, language and more. We will also be offering a number of FREE events in the areas of history, culture and current affairs.
Descriptions of 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). Descriptions for some courses and events are yet to be confirmed and will be made available shortly; join our Spring into Summer mailing list to receive updates about the programme by completing the sign-up form below or by contacting Georgina Collins.
|Course title||Tutor(s)||Dates and times|
|Travel Writing||Bronwin Patrickson||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||Ebba Brooks||One-day workshop, Tuesday 28th June 10.00am – 4.00pm|
|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:||
· 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|
Sign up for multiple courses to take advantage of one of the following discounts:
- GOLD: sign up for 4 courses and get 20% off
- SILVER: sign up for 3 courses and get 15% off
- BRONZE: sign up for 2 courses and get 10% off
6-week courses: £40 full fee / £20 concessionary
4-week courses: £34 full fee / £17 concessionary
‘Beginning and ending short stories’ workshop: £17 full fee / £8.50 concessionary
The concessionary fee is available to those in receipt of one or more of the following means-tested benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance or New Deal Allowance
- Working Tax Credit
- Housing Benefit or Local Housing Allowance
- Pension Credit
- Carer’s Allowance
- Council Tax Support
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
- Universal Credit
How can I register?
- Courses and ‘Beginning and ending short stories’ workshop
The easiest way to register is online via the University’s Online Store. Click on ‘Product Catalogue’ on the left-hand side of the screen, select ‘Lifelong Learning Centre’ from the drop-down list and then ‘Spring into Summer 2016’ to find our courses and workshop.
Full instructions, including information on alternative ways of registering, can be downloaded here and in the Downloads section to the left-hand side of the screen. If you would like to register in person or through the post, you can download a registration form here.
- Free events
Please note that courses can only run when viable numbers of students are recruited. If a course has to be cancelled because of low numbers your fee will be refunded in full.
Details of Spring into Summer courses and events we’ve delivered previously are available on our archive page.