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From Suffragettes to Feminists
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

Join us for a whistle-stop tour of the changing lives of women in the 20th century, from the battle for equal voting rights to the women’s liberation movement. The subject is examined through a wide range of library and archive sources, such as press cuttings on fashion and beauty from the 1930s, articles on shopping from the 1950s and feminist ephemera from the 1980s.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Weekend
East End 1911
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This one-day course explores London’s notorious East End in the early 20th century. Structured, self-directed research activities, using original sources from our library and archive collections, provide an immersive introduction to an intriguing area of the city at an explosive time in its history and development.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Weekend
French Level 1: Module A
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

As a complete beginner, this course will help you gain a basic knowledge of the language. You will learn how to introduce yourself and others, and you will be able to speak about your family and friends, your work environment, your town/country and your likes and dislikes.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time evening | Part time day
Spanish Level 1: Module A
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

As a complete beginner, this course will help you gain a basic knowledge of the language. You will learn how to introduce yourself and others, and you will be able to speak about your family and friends, your work environment, your town/country and your likes and dislikes.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Creative Writing: Writing Short Stories
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This course is for all short story enthusiasts, whether novice or well-practised. You will develop your understanding of how to shape and hone your stories, making reference to the different short story forms and traditions as well as more general aspects of the writer’s craft.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: 6 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Creative Writing - All Levels
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

In this course, through practical writing exercises, visualisations and storytelling, you will tap into your own stories as a rich resource for fiction and non-fiction writing. You will experiment with various writing techniques and focus on different aspects of the writer’s craft in a safe and non-judgemental environment.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time evening | Part time
An Introduction to the History of European Art
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This course will explore the differences between Medieval and Renaissance art and between Baroque and Neoclassicism. Over five classes and a guided visit to the National Gallery, you will look at a selection of masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Jan van Eyck and Jan Vermeer among others.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 6 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Screenwriting - The Mechanics of Screenwriting
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to tell effective stories for the screen. Through practical exercises and viewing different films, you will use your own experiences to construct your screenplay.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: 4 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Sketching in the City
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This Sketching in the City course takes you to a different art gallery, museum or architectural venue in London each week, where you will use a variety of materials to respond to the artworks and artifacts you view. As well as enhancing your skills, this course will help you develop an appreciation of art and architecture in London.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: 6 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
German Level 1: Module A
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

As a complete beginner, this course will help you gain a basic knowledge of the language. You will learn how to introduce yourself and others, and you will be able to speak about your family and friends, your work environment, your town/country and your likes and dislikes.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 10 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time day
Acting and Drama: Introduction to Acting
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This course is ideal for those who want to try their hand at acting or rekindle their passion for the stage. The course will introduce basic theatre skills and explore character creation, voice, posture, movement, projection and many other stage techniques.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 10 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Italian Beginners: Espresso Italiano
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This course is for those who are thinking about starting to learn Italian. Are you a morning person? You cannot live without your morning coffee? then come and join us for a cup of coffee whilst getting introduced to the language and experiencing the culture.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 10 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time day
Italian Level 1: Module A
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

As a complete beginner, this course will help you gain a basic knowledge of the language. You will learn how to introduce yourself and others, and you will be able to speak about your family and friends, your work environment, your town/country and your likes and dislikes.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 10 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Practical Photography Level 1
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This course is for students who are new to the subject and want to get to grips with their camera, and for those wishing to brush up on their skills. If you have always wanted to take amazing photographs, then this practical photography course is for you.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 6 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Playwriting - All Levels
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

Playwriting is a vibrant avenue for creative writers to explore, and this course will introduce you to the critical and practical skills needed to produce works for the stage. You will discover how to structure narrative, create characters and craft dialogue, giving you the tools needed to shape the first draft of a play.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: 6 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time day
Arabic - Level 1: Module A
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

As a complete beginner, this course will help you gain a basic knowledge of the language. You will learn how to introduce yourself and others, and you will be able to speak about your family and friends, your work environment, your town/country and your likes and dislikes.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 10 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time day
Creative Writing - Short Story Workshop – The Next Step
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This is a welcoming and practical workshop for students who have completed our Writing Short Stories course or are writing their own stories. From undiscovered authors to published writers, this supportive course is for short story writers who are writing.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 6 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Philosophy - A History of Western Thought in 5 hours
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

Who were Plato, Descartes, Marx? Were the Middle Ages really the ‘Dark Ages’? How did the Enlightenment change our world forever? This course will take a whirlwind tour through Western intellectual history, putting into context and perspective some of its most salient movements and individuals.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Weekend
Ballroom Dancing Improvers
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

The popularity of Ballroom and Latin dancing is as high now as in its heyday from the 1950s to the 1970s. Have you always wanted to try it? Are you perhaps coming back to it after a break? We offer a range of courses for students of all levels, and you can practise what you have learned at our monthly Bishopsgate Ballroom social dances.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 6 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Modern Masters
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

In this course, you will explore art of six modern masters who redefined the very idea of art. Discover Matisse, Picasso, Duchamp, Dali, Pollock and Warhol and learn about their influence in the art world as well as popular culture.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: 6 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
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