University Centre Tonbridge

Engaging courses for part-time study


Short Courses

Our short course programme allows you to spend time exploring a subject purely for interest among like-minded people, without formal assessment, as well as offering an ideal starting point in gaining the confidence to join one of our part-time degree-level programmes.

We also offer courses for self-development and postgraduate-level programmes.

Please view our terms and conditions.

The following subjects will be available in the Spring and Summer short course programme 2018: Art History; Classics; History; Literature; Music; Writing for Self-Development. The programme is due for publication in early January by mail (new enquirers may contact us to request receipt of the programme) or by checking this web page. The courses below were offered in the Autumn term 2017 and are an indication of the courses usually offered at the University's Tonbridge Centre.

 

Art History

The Art of Friendship: Ravilious and his Circle
Jill Denman BA (Hons) PGDip
Study Day                                 25 September        
Monday                                      10am – 4pm
Course code: 17TON313      Course fee: £42

This study day is a condensed repeat of our popular and oversubscribed 4 week summer course, which coincided with the exhibition, ‘Ravilious and Co: The Pattern of Friendship’ at the Towner Gallery, Eastbourne.

Click on the course title to open up the full course information. To book your place, use the links on the left to book online or download a paper application form to complete and post to us.

Partners in Art
Jill Denman BA (Hons) PGDip
5 weeks                                     6, 13, 20, 27 November; 4 December.
Mondays                                    10.30am – 12.30pm
Course code: 17TON306      Course fee: £75

Click on the course title to open up the full course information. To book your place, use the links on the left to book online or download a paper application form to complete and post to us.

Details of the Art History course at postgraduate-level is shown separately.

 

Creative Writing

Our Creative Writing courses are held in smaller class sizes for more individual attention

More Writing for Wellbeing
Sarah Salway MA Certified Instructor for Journal to the Self ©
6 weeks                                              16, 23, 30 Oct; 20, 27 Nov; 4 December
Mondays                                            1-3pm
Course code: 17TON300                  Course fee: £120      

Click on the course title to open up the full course information. To book your place, use the links on the left to book online or download a paper application form to complete and post to us.

Creative Writing: Poetry – the end of the line? 
Charlie Bell MA
Study Day                                         10am – 4pm
Saturday 18 November
Course code: 17TON301               Course fee: £50

Click on the course title to open up the full course information. To book your place, use the links on the left to book online or download a paper application form to complete and post to us.

Details of the Creative Writing course at postgraduate-level is shown separately.

Film and TV Studies

Love them, hate them? The Heroes and Villains of Armchair Drama
Caleb Turner PhD
Study morning                                  10am – 1pm
Saturday                                             11 November
Course code: 17TON304                Course fee: £25    

Click on the course title to open up the full course information. To book your place, use the links on the left to book online or download a paper application form to complete and post to us.  

History

Cunning Regal Women: English queens before Elizabeth I
Julia Cruse PhD
5 weeks                                                          19, 26 October; 2, 9, 16 November
Thursdays                                                     10.30am – 12.30 pm
Course code: 17TON307                           Course fee: £75

Click on the course title to open up the full course information. To book your place, use the links on the left to book online or download a paper application form to complete and post to us.

Chaucer to Caxton:  Words! Words! … Print!
Julia Cruse PhD
Study morning                                  10am – 1pm
Tuesday                                              31 October

Course code: 17TON299                Course fee: £25

Click on the course title to open up the full course information. To book your place, use the links on the left to book online or download a paper application form to complete and post to us.

The World of Oliver Cromwell
Rebecca Warren MA MPhil. PGCHE
4 weeks                                     23, 30 November; 7, 14 December
Thursdays                                11am – 1pm
Course code: 17TON308      Course fee: £60

Click on the course title to open up the full course information. To book your place, use the links on the left to book online or download a paper application form to complete and post to us.

Simplifying Beer
Jeremy Kimmel BA PgDip
Study morning                                     10am – 1pm
Saturday 25 November
Course code: 17TON303                   Course fee: £25

Click on the course title to open up the full course information. To book your place, use the links on the left to book online or download a paper application form to complete and post to us.    

The Cambridge Spies
Edward Towne MA MSt PGCE
Study morning                          
Saturday 2 December 10am - 1pm

Course code: 17TON302            Course fee: £25

Click on the course title to open up the full course information. To book your place, use the links on the left to book online or download a paper application form to complete and post to us.

Details of the History course at postgraduate-level is shown separately.

  

Literature

The Jazz Age in Literature
Sarah Anthony MA
6 weeks                                     6, 13, 20 October; 3, 10, 17 November 
Fridays                                      10.30am – 12.30pm
Course code: 17TON312       Course fee: £90

Click on the course title to open up the full course information. To book your place, use the links on the left to book online or download a paper application form to complete and post to us.

Ghosts and Vampires: interpreting gothic literature
Denyse Straker MA
6 weeks                                     12, 19 October; 2, 9, 16, 23 November
Thursdays                                   10.30am – 12.30pm
Course code: 17TON311       Course fee: £90

Click on the course title to open up the full course information. To book your place, use the links on the left to book online or download a paper application form to complete and post to us.

Platform 9¾: full steam ahead for ‘Pottermania’
Sarah Anthony MA
Study Day                             

Saturday 25 November        10am - 4pm                        
Course code: 17TON310      Course fee: £42

Click on the course title to open up the full course information. To book your place, use the links on the left to book online or download a paper application form to complete and post to us.

Details of the Literature course at postgraduate-level is shown separately.

Music

This series of 'How to listen to...' is specially designed for those new to or wishing to more fully appreciate Classical Music. It is not neessary to have attended the whole series to benefit from each Study Day.

How to listen to Antonio Vivaldi and the Venetian Concerto
Peter Medhurst GRSM ARCM
Study Day                                         10am – 4pm
Saturday                                            4 November

Course code: 17TON309               Course fee: £42

Click on the course title to open up the full course information. To book your place, use the links on the left to book online or download a paper application form to complete and post to us.

 

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Last Updated: 14/12/2017