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Sew Crafty (summer)
Start Date: 17th April 2024
Wednesday 2-4pm - For all keen sewers and crafters whether beginners or more experienced. Tutor led but with a freedom to pursue your own sewing or crafting goals.
Development of Drawing Skills (summer)
Start Date: 3rd June 2024
Monday 2-4pm - The course is for those students who have some experience of drawing and want to develop their skills, experience and techniques in a variety of surfaces and mediums.
Landscape painting using pastels (summer)
Start Date: 3rd June 2024
Monday 10-12pm - The course will cover the creation of landscape paintings using chalk pastels.
Introduction to Drawing with Charcoal, and Soft Pastels (summer)
Start Date: 4th June 2024
Tuesday 1.30-4pm - This course aims to help you to develop confidence, improve existing skills and realize your potential.
Life Drawing
Start Date: 25th July 2024
Thursday 10-12pm - Taught in a serious art room environment, with a model, this course is for those that see life drawing as a fundamental skill they wish to learn or perfect.
An Introduction to Chinese Brush Painting
Start Date: 29th July 2024
Monday 11-3pm - An introduction to Chinese brush painting. Practice mark making & paint a series of Chinese subjects including bamboo & pandas.
Art & Craft Club (summer programme)
Start Date: 25th July 2024
Thursday 10-12pm - Why not join like-minded people each week in this self-led group?
Galileo and the Telescope
Start Date: 26th July 2024
Friday 10-12pm - A chance to learn more about the first scientific instrument to extend the human senses.
The Wonder of Moths
Start Date: 1st August 2024
Thursday 8.30-11am - Are they all brown? Do they eat your clothes? All these and many more questions answered in this summer session.
The Millau Viaduct
Start Date: 2nd August 2024
Friday 10-12pm - A breathtaking road bridge in Southern France, opened in 2004. We will look in detail at how this marvel was constructed.
The Pompidou Centre, Paris
Start Date: 9th August 2024
Friday 10-12pm - The Pompidou Centre is approaching its 50th anniversary, yet still appears startling and innovative.
Rothsay Ramblers
Start Date: 8th January 2024
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Chess Club (summer)
Start Date: 8th January 2024
Monday 12.15-1.45pm - Would you like to try your hand at chess? An informal, drop-in and try opportunity.
Yoga (summer evening)
Start Date: 4th June 2024
Tuesday 4.45-5.45pm - Through the 5 weeks, we will explore breath work, physical movement and meditative relaxation techniques.
Boxercise (summer)
Start Date: 6th June 2024
Thursday 2-3pm - Boxercise is a boxing-fitness class for all abilities. Using boxing gloves and pads we will work through a sequence of punches.
Yoga (summer)
Start Date: 5th June 2024
Wednesday 12-1pm - Through the 5 weeks, we will explore breath work, physical movement and meditative relaxation techniques.
WeBox: Boxercise style full body workout 25th July
Start Date: 25th July 2024
Thursday 2-2.30pm - Friendly, fun, effective workout working in pairs using gloves and pads.
Live Stronger Longer 25th July
Start Date: 25th July 2024
Thursday 2.45-3.15pm - A full body workout using a wide range of equipment in a circuit style class.
Bridge Beginners Taster Session
Start Date: 30th July 2024
Tuesday 9.30-1.30pm - This session is suitable for complete beginners and will introduce you to the game and give an overview of its concepts.
Bridging the Gap - For bridge players moving from beginners to Improvers
Start Date: 30th July 2024
Tues, Weds, Thurs 10-12pm - Would you like to improve your card play; develop your declarer strategy and enhance your hand evaluation skills?
WeBox: Boxercise style full body workout 31st July
Start Date: 31st July 2024
Wednesday 2-2.30pm - Friendly, fun, effective workout working in pairs using gloves and pads.
Live Stronger Longer 31st July
Start Date: 31st July 2024
Wednesday 2.45-3.15pm - A full body workout using a wide range of equipment in a circuit style class.
Great Moral Issues in Contemporary Society II (summer)
Start Date: 11th June 2024
Tuesday 2-4pm - This course considers some of the following issues: immigration, capital punishment, world hunger, and economic justice.
The Rise and Fall of Social Housing (summer)
Start Date: 6th June 2024
Thursday 2-4pm - This course will discover why and how these schemes were created, their impact, and legacy, with reference to comparable projects worldwide.
Sacred & Profane: Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh (summer)
Start Date: 5th June 2024
Wednesday 2-4pm - An opportunity to study closely one of the great novels of the last century: nostalgic, reflective, provocative, best enjoyed in the golden light of an Arcadian summer day.
A few less Famous Classical Artefacts in the British Museum
Start Date: 23rd July 2024
Tuesday 10-12pm - we will consider 20 objects, ranging in date from 1700 BCE to the 4th century AD, objects no less beautiful and fascinating for being less well-known.
Memory & Time: The sense of an ending by Julian Barnes
Start Date: 23rd July 2024
Tues, Weds, Thurs 10-12pm - The story which unfolds against a background of contemporary London is thrilling and significant, much to discuss!
Get Started with your Family Tree
Start Date: 23rd July 2024
Tuesday 10-4pm - For beginners who do not know where to start, novices who have not got very far or researchers who have information on paper and would like it on an online tree.
Cultivating Creations, Weaving Gardens; Georgian & Regency
Start Date: 1st August 2024
Thursday 10-1pm - Second in a series of three (stand-alone) sessions exploring the interplay between fashions in  garden design, textiles, and culture.
Much Ado about Nothing
Start Date: 6th August 2024
Tues, Weds, Thurs 10-12pm - This three day course will look at how the play has been interpreted over the years and how those interpretations have been reflected in productions.
Cultivating Creations, Weaving Gardens; Victorian & Edwardian
Start Date: 8th August 2024
Thursday 10-1pm - Last in a series of three (stand-alone) sessions exploring the interplay between fashions in garden design textiles and culture.
Cultivating Creations, Weaving Gardens; Medieval to Elizabethan
Start Date: 25th July 2024
Thursday 10-1pm - First in a series of three (stand-alone) sessions exploring the interplay between fashions in garden design, textiles, and culture.
Latin Inscriptions & the light they shed on Roman Society
Start Date: 25th July 2024
Thursday 10-12pm - In this talk you will be able to examine tombstone inscriptions from the Romano-British period.
Discussion Group (summer programme)
Start Date: 25th July 2024
Thursday 10-12pm - Discussions cover a range of social, political and moral issues with time for all to participate. Mostly based around Radio 4’s Moral Maze programmes.
French Advanced
Start Date: 15th April 2024
This course is aimed at those who have studied French previously and are able to cope fairly fluently in a variety of situations. The aim is to build your confidence and skills as well as extend your knowledge of the French language and culture. There will also be a regular revision of French grammar within…
French Lower Intermediate
Start Date: 18th April 2024
Bonjour à tous et à toutes, this class is aimed at broadening your confidence in speaking, reading and understanding the language. We will use extracts from magazines and / or news articles, also cover grammar points when necessary. If you have a sense of humour and this sounds like your ‘ tasse de thé ‘…
Italian Intermediate
Start Date: 17th April 2024
The aim of this course is to help students progress in learning new structures of Italian grammar and vocabulary and to explore aspects of Italian culture. The course is strongly focused on communication: students will learn the language they need to interact with Italian speakers in real life situations. Prerequisites: the course is aimed at…
German Advanced Conversation
Start Date: 19th April 2024
A good level of fluency is ideal. Emphasis is on conversation in a relaxed atmosphere. Sometimes we read articles providing a basis for discussion, or revise tricky points of grammar. Please do come along and join our friendly class.
Spanish Advanced Conversation
Start Date: 16th April 2024
Is your Spanish a bit rusty? Ven a nuestra clase a practicarlo. No importa que lo hayas olvidado un poco, pronto lo recordarás. Conversaremos sobre temas de actualidad. Leeremos libros de autores contemporáneos. Todos los alumnos participarán activamente en presentaciones a su elección. Los puntos gramaticales y vocabulario son abordados a lo largo de toda…
Italian Advanced
Start Date: 17th April 2024
The aim of this course is to help students learn advanced structures of Italian grammar, vocabulary and to explore contemporary aspects of Italian culture. The course is strongly focused on communication: students will learn the language they need to interact with Italian speakers in real life situations. Prerequisites: the course is aimed at students who…
French Improvers
Start Date: 17th April 2024
This course is aimed at those who have completed about 3 years part-time study. Its aim is to develop the different skills (speaking, reading, listening….) as well as revise grammar and learn about French culture through a variety of activities and interaction between the students. This course will be delivered in class and on Zoom.
French Conversation - Intermediate
Start Date: 17th April 2024
This is an intermediate level conversation group. Not suitable for beginners. You will put into practice the theory previously learnt in order to communicate and participate in conversations. Grammar is minimal, on a necessary basis only. The first half of the lesson is group conversation on any topic of your choice. The second half consists…
German Absolute Beginners
Start Date: 19th April 2024
This class is for complete beginners with no previous knowledge of German. We will follow a course book with opportunities for listening at home. There will be lots of interaction with other students to develop basic conversational skills. Do come and try a new challenge! Termly payment option available.
Spanish Intermediate / Advanced
Start Date: 17th April 2024
This course is for students who have learned Spanish before for a few years, and wish to progress in learning the language. The course will help you to develop your speaking, understanding, reading and writing skills. Reading and talking about current issues from authentic material, culture and traditions in Spain and Latin American countries. In…
Spanish Improvers
Start Date: 17th April 2024
This course is for students who have some knowledge of Spanish and wish to progress learning the language. Vocabulary, useful phrases all to be practiced and reinforced. The course will help you to develop your speaking, understanding, reading and writing skills. Learning about Spain and Latin American countries, culture and traditions in a relaxed and…
German Upper Intermediate
Start Date: 16th April 2024
This class is for students who have a good knowledge of the language and are reasonably confident in all skills. The first part of the lesson is devoted to conversation with each student invited to contribute; we then read articles or do grammatical exercises. The main emphasis is on learning through enjoyment.
German Improvers
Start Date: 16th April 2024
Ideally you will need 3 years+ previous study for this course.  The group is friendly, relaxed and welcoming.  Currently we are working from a Coursebook and Activity book with exercises and online listening opportunities.  Extra materials are also provided.
French Conversation – Intermediate to Advanced
Start Date: 18th April 2024
This is an intermediate to advanced level conversation group. No need to talk perfect French, but you need the confidence to hold a substantial conversation. This is not a structured class and there is no grammar included. Conversations can be on any topic of your choice. We also include activities such as translations, crosswords, reading…
Italian Absolute Beginners
Start Date: 16th April 2024
The aim of this course is to present the basics of spoken and written Italian. During the course students will learn how to communicate in simple, everyday situations and will be introduced to some aspects of Italian culture. The course is strongly focused on communication: students will learn the language they need to interact with…
Spanish Absolute Beginners
Start Date: 16th April 2024
This course will offer you the opportunity to learn a new language, with no previous knowledge. Learning through basic everyday useful conversation scenarios. At the airport, ordering food, booking a hotel, visiting museums or just walking around the city. Learning new vocabulary and basic grammar in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
Italian Improvers
Start Date: 16th April 2024
The aim of this course is to consolidate the basics of spoken and written Italian and to help students acquire new structures of Italian grammar, learn new vocabulary and explore some aspects of Italian culture. The course is strongly focused on communication: students will learn the language they need to interact with Italian speakers in…
French Beginners Plus
Start Date: 18th April 2024
Bonjour et bienvenue this course is not suitable for complete beginners as it carries on with the study of our study book ( Vite et Bien ). Newcomers are welcome but must be prepared to purchase the book and will have a fair bit of catching up to do.
Italian Beginners Plus
Start Date: 17th April 2024
The aim of this course is to introduce students to new key structures and vocabulary of Italian and to some aspects of Italian culture. The course is strongly focused on communication: students will learn the language they need to interact with Italian speakers in real life situations. Prerequisites: the course is aimed at English-speaking students,…
French Upper Intermediate
Start Date: 15th April 2024
Students in this class will have learnt some French before; they will for example have done 4 years or so of part-time study or will have done their O Level (or A Level) some time ago. This course aims to consolidate their knowledge of the French language, as well as different skills (speaking, reading, listening)…
Spanish Beginners Plus
Start Date: 16th April 2024
This course is for students who have learnt some Spanish before. The aim of the course is to reinforce what you learned previously and to help students progress with their speaking- listening – reading and writing skills. We will explore the culture of Spain and Latin American countries. Students will learn new vocabulary to interact in…
German Lower Intermediate
Start Date: 19th April 2024
A course designed for those who have a good foundation in German, through previous study. All aspects of the language are covered in a fun and lively way with lots of interaction between learners to develop all skills. Currently we are working from a Course book and accompanying Activity book, with online listening exercises available.
Spanish Beginners Plus (evening)
Start Date: 9th January 2024
This course is for students who have learnt some Spanish before. The aim of the course is to reinforce what you learned previously and to help students progress with their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. We will explore the culture of Spain and Latin American countries. Students will learn new vocabulary to interact in…
Spanish Absolute Beginners (evening)
Start Date: 9th January 2024
This course will offer you the opportunity to learn a new language, with no previous knowledge. Learning through basic everyday useful conversation scenarios. At the airport, ordering food, booking a hotel, visiting museums or just walking around the city. Learning new vocabulary and basic grammar in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
French Beginners to Intermediate (evening)
Start Date: 9th January 2024
Bonjour et bienvenue this course is not suitable for complete beginners as it carries on with the study of our study book (Vite et Bien). Newcomers are welcome but must be prepared to purchase the book and will have a fair bit of catching up to do.
French Beginners
Start Date: 23rd April 2024
Bienvenue à vous , you may wish to rekindle the french you learnt at school or on your travels to France, or you want a new challenge . You will need to purchase a study book – which is all in french – it has illustrations and dialogues of everyday situations, as well as homework…
Spanish Beginners Plus (Evening)
Start Date: 23rd April 2024
This course is for students who have learnt some Spanish before. The aim of the course is to reinforce what you learned previously and to help students progress with their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. We will explore the culture of Spain and Latin American countries. Students will learn new vocabulary to interact in…
Spanish Absolute Beginners (Evening)
Start Date: 23rd April 2024
This course will offer you the opportunity to learn a new language, with no previous knowledge. Learning through basic everyday useful conversation scenarios. At the airport, ordering food, booking a hotel, visiting museums or just walking around the city. Learning new vocabulary and basic grammar in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
French Beginners to Intermediate (Evening)
Start Date: 23rd April 2024
Bonjour et bienvenue this course is not suitable for complete beginners as it carries on with the study of our study book (Vite et Bien). Newcomers are welcome but must be prepared to purchase the book and will have a fair bit of catching up to do.
The news from France
Start Date: 24th July 2024
Wednesday 12-1pm - Why not spend a little time this summer to stretch your knowledge of France while practicing your French language skills?
Prehistoric Cave Art in France & Spain
Start Date: 24th July 2024
Wednesday 10-1pm - Over three mornings we will explore paintings from famous and lesser known caves and ask can we ever really know what it all means, who made them and why?
Chenies Manor House and Gardens Trip
Start Date: 17th June 2024
Monday 17th June
Parliamentary Tour
Start Date: 1st July 2024
The Trip Will Include Transport to and from Parliament A 75- minute tour of Parliament The Details An expert guide will accompany us on the 75-minute tour and will describe how the business and traditions of both Houses contribute to the day-to-day workings of the UK Parliament. The Visitor Tour Route will include the Chambers of…