Humanities

Discover Medieval Lancashire or start your Creative Writing journey with one of our fascinating Humanities courses.

Explore our range of FREE* courses and sign-up using our online enrolment portal. If you need support, get in touch, our friendly team can help!

*Note that most of our courses are FREE for Lancashire residents and where fees are applicable, this will be noted on your enrolment.

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  • Creative Writing Beginners
    Humanities

    Online
    Online
    On this course you will learn how to unleash your creative side and develop your writing in an original style. You will learn the principles of writing fiction, poetry, autobiography, monologues and short play scripts. You will learn how to develop characters, establish a sense of place and time in your writing, use dialogues and experiment with writing styles.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 19/04/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      9 week course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      WED - 21/04/2021
      18:00 to 20:30
      10 week course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Creative Writing Intermediate
    Humanities

    Online
    Online

    Learn how to further develop your creative side and take your writing to another level with this live online course. You will learn about editing and re-writing, plot development how to further develop your characterisations, define a sense of place and time in your writing, use tense appropriately and experiment with writing styles. You will look at point of view and examples of good writing and how to use examples to inform your own work.

    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 19/04/2021
      13:00 to 15:30
      9 week course
      Few Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      FRI - 23/04/2021
      10:00 to 12:30
      10 week course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
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  • Discover: Medieval Lancashire
    Humanities

    Online
    Online
    This course is for history lovers and those interested in the past. We will explore some of the key political, social and religious changes that took place between 1066 and 1485 with a focus on the Lancashire. We will look at the Normans, Angevins, Plantagenets and finally the last medieval kings of the Wars of the Roses. We will be using timelines, maps, primary and secondary sources to discover the rich and diverse history of Lancashire and Britain as whole. We will look at key historical debate on some of the most controversial issues of the time. If you love discussing history, finding out about the past and sharing your knowledge and ideas with others then this is the right course for you.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 25/05/2021
      13:00 to 15:30
      5 week course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Living in Extraordinary Times (Live Online Classroom)
    Humanities

    Online
    Online

    As we face a ‘new normal’ as a result of Covid-19 we can study the past and examine the extraordinary events that our ancestors faced and overcame. If you love history and enjoy learning about the past and want to know more about some of the upheavals of history then this live online course is for you.

    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 20/04/2021
      13:00 to 15:30
      5 week course
      6 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Philosophy Intermediate
    Humanities

    Online
    Online

    This live online course explores some of the key philosophical ideas that shape our world. Building on the beginner’s course, we will consider key, thought provoking ideas on the nature of philosophy of mind and existence.

    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 20/04/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      10 week course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
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