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 courses below are from our Spring and Summer short course programme 2018. The updated summer programme booklet, including some new courses, is due for publication at Easter by mail (new enquirers may contact us to request receipt of the programme) or by checking this web page.

 

Art History

Artists’ Coastal Colonies
Jill Denman BA (Hons) PGCE PGDip
4 weeks: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Mondays: 26 February; 5, 12, 19 March
Course code: 17TON319
Course fee: £60

Let’s Talk About Art We apologise for the CANCELLATION of this course. Please email tonbridge@kent.ac.uk if you are interested in a similar subject for the future.
Katia Mai PhD
4 weeks: 6, 13, 20, 27 March
Tuesdays: 11am – 1pm
Course code: 17TON320
Course fee: £60

St Ives and Modernism
Jill Denman BA (Hons) PGCE PGDip
Study Day: 10am – 4pm
Monday: 14 May
Course code: 17TON327
Course fee: £42

Paul Klee: “taking a line for a walk”
Katia Mai PhD
6 weeks: 5, 12, 19, 26 June; 3, 10 July
Tuesdays: 11am – 1pm
Course code: 17TON329
Course fee: £90

Art Collecting and Collectors
Jan Annoot BA (Hons) MPhil PGCE
Study Day Saturday 7 July 10am - 4pm
Course code: 17TON342
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.

Classics

A Brief Introduction to Ancient Greek Art
Christine Spillane PhD
Study day: 10am – 4pm
Wednesday: 21 March
Course code: 17TON321
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.

History

The Virgin Queen: The Women of her World & Court
Julia Cruse PhD
6 weeks: 15, 22, February; 1, 8, 15, 22 March
Thursdays: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Course code: 17TON322
Course fee: £90

The Cold War: an historical perspective
Edward Towne MA MSt PGCE
Study morning: Saturday 24 February* 10am – 1pm *as this course is full with a long waiting list, we are pleased to offer a repeat of the course on Saturday 30 June 2018. Online booking is now available for this extra date.
Course code: 17TON326
Course fee: £25
We are also offering a summer course entitled 'The Cold War in Literature'.

‘To make an Hartichoke Pye’:
An Introduction to Medieval and Early Modern Cookery, c.1450-1700
Rebecca Warren PhD PGCHE
6 weeks: 12, 19, 26 April; 3, 10, 24 May
Thursdays: 11am – 1pm
Course code: 17TON332
Course fee: £90

The Flowering of the English Landscape: Tudor and Stuart Gardens 
Rebecca Warren PhD PGCHE
3 weeks: 4, 11, 18 June
Mondays: 11am – 1pm
Course code: 17TON328
Course fee: £50

The Cambridge Spies
Edward Towne MA MSt PGCE
Study morning: 10am – 1pm
Wednesday: 6 June
Course code: 17TON302
Course fee: £25
This is a repeat of the oversubscribed course held in December 2017.

Empowering Images: Tudor to Jacobean Portraiture
Julia Cruse PhD
4 weeks:posponed to 1, 8, 15, 22 November 2018
Thursdays: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Course code: 17TON331
Course fee: £60
This course follows on from 'Manipulating Monarchs', but can be taken independently.

Richard lll
Julia Cruse PhD
Study Day postponed to Wednesday 28 November 2018, 10am – 4pm
Course code: 17TON330
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.  

Literature

Exploring the Unstable Self: Tormented Women in Literature
Denyse Straker MA
5 weeks: 22 February; 1, 8, 15, 22 March.
Thursdays: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Course code: 17TON323
Course fee: £75

African American Literature
Sarah Anthony MA
10 weeks: 23 February; 2, 9, 16, 23 March; 13, 20, 27 April; 4; 11 May
Fridays: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Course code: 17TON324
Course fee: £150

Femme Fatalles & Sirens in Literature
Geoff Doel PhD
Study day: 23 May
Wednesday: 10.30am – 4.30pm 
Course code: 17TON334
Course fee: £42

The Cold War in Literature
Sarah Anthony MA
6 weeks: 8, 15, 22, 29 June; 6, 13 July.
Fridays: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Course code: 17TON333
Course fee: £90
We are also offering a History course entitled The Cold War: an historical perspective'.

Seducers, Philanderers and Rakes in Literature
Geoff Doel PhD
Study day: 4 July
Wednesday: 10.30am – 4.30pm 
Course code: 17TON335
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.  

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 Mendelssohn’s Five Symphonies
Peter Medhurst GRSM ARCM
Study day: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 24 February
Course code: 17TON325
Course fee: £42

How to listen to J S Bach’s Church Cantatas
Peter Medhurst GRSM ARCM
Study Day                                  10am – 4pm
Saturday                                    7 July
Course code: 17TON343        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.

Writing for Self-Development

Limited places are available on these courses due to a smaller class size.

An introduction to Writing for Wellbeing
Sarah Salway MA Certified Instructor for Journal to the Self ©
Workshop day: as the 3 March course date was cancelled due to weather conditions, this course has been rearranged for Saturday 7 April
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Course code: 17TON340
Course fee: £60

More Writing for Wellbeing
Sarah Salway MA Certified Instructor for Journal to the Self ©
6 weeks: 19, 26 March; 9, 16, 23, 30 April
Mondays: 1-3pm
Course code: 17TON339
Course fee:£120
Continuing the popular series – suitable for new and returning students.

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: 17/05/2018