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.

Our Autumn 2016 programme offers a much greater selection of courses this year, and includes courses that range from one-off sessions of two or three hours or weekly meetings of up to eight weeks in length. The courses are listed below with links to a pdf showing full details. The paper version of the programme, including an application form, can also be viewed and downloaded. To book a place on any of the courses, please use Online booking. Alternatively, complete and post an application form also available separately here.. Please also refer to the University of Kent Tonbridge Centre's general information and terms & conditions.

We encourage you to contact us if you have requests for other subjects or if the the subject interests you but the days/times are unsuitable. Please also contact us if you would like to register your postal and email addresses to receive our mailings.

 

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ART HISTORY

A journey from Realism to Pop Art
Katia Mai PhD
6 weeks: October 4, 11, 18; November 1, 8, 15.
Tuesdays,  1.15 – 3.15pm

Course fee: £82

 

Art in context
Katia Mai PhD
4 weeks: October 4, 11, 18; November 1.
Tuesdays, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Course fee: £55

 

A Crisis of Brilliance: six 20th-century British artists
Jill Denman BA (Hons), PGDip
6 weeks:November 7, 14, 21, 28; December 5, 12. 
Mondays, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Course fee: £82

 

Contemporary Art
Katia Mai PhD
Study morning, 10am – 1pm
Saturday 19 November
Course fee: £22     

 

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CLASSICS

Getting to know the ancient Greeks
Chris Spillane PhD
Study Day,  10am-4pm
Saturday 5 November

Course fee: £37

 

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CREATIVE WRITING

Writing Your Life Story
Charlie Bell MA
8 weeks:October 13, 20; November 3, 10, 17, 24; December 1, 8.
Thursday, 10am -12pm

Course fee: £125

 

Haiku workshop
Charlie Bell MA
Study day, 10am-4pm
Tuesday 6 December

Course fee: £42

 

Details of the Creative Writng course at postgraduate-level are shown separately.

 

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FILM STUDIES

New York and the Movies
Katerina Flint-Nicol MA
Study Day, 10am – 4pm                    
Saturday 26 November                                            
Course fee: £37

 

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GARDEN HISTORY

Lancelot Brown, Master Gardener
Moreen Biron Dip Int Design, FIDDA, Cert Ed
8 weeks:September 27; October 4, 11, 18; November 1, 8, 15, 22.
Tuesdays, 10.30am -12.30pm
Course fee: £109         

 

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HISTORY

All this and in a corset too: Ada Lovelace Day
Lesley Gray MA
Lecture 2 hours    
Saturday 15 October, from 10am -12 pm
Course fee: £15

 

Manipulating Monarchs: Tudor & Elizabethan Propaganda
Julia Cruse PhD
4 weeks: November 3, 10, 17, 24.
Thursdays, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Course fee: £55     

 

The Black Death: Plague, Pestilence & Social Disorder
Julia Cruse PhD
Study Day: 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday 5 November
Course fee: £37     

 

 

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LITERATURE

 

George Eliot and Middlemarch
Denyse Straker MA
4 weeks:29 September; October 6, 13, 20.
Thursdays, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Course fee: £55

 

1950: a literary year
Sarah Anthony MA
6 weeks:October 7, 14, 21; November 4, 11, 18.                   
Fridays, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Course fee: £82

 

Winter’s Tales  
Sarah Anthony MA
4 weeks:November 25; December 2, 9, 16.                
Fridays, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Course fee: £55

 

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

 

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LOCAL HISTORY

A History of Beer in Kent
Jeremy Kimmel BA PgDip
Study morning, 10am – 1pm
Saturday 15 October
Course fee: £22

 

Revelations of Royal Tunbridge Wells
Jeremy Kimmel BA PgDip
2 linked Study Mornings on Saturday 19 and 26 November                    
10am – 1pm on each date  
Course fee: £44

 

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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 begin listening to Classical Music
Peter Medhurst GRSM, FRCM

Study Day, 10am – 4pm
Saturday  8 October                                 
Course fee: £37

This popular study day is repeated from 2014.

 

How to listen to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Peter Medhurst GRSM, ARCM
Study Day, 10am – 4pm
Saturday 29 October
Course fee: £37     

 

 

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WRITING SKILLS

Righting Writing – Improving your accuracy
Mary Smith BA
3 weeks: November 9, 16, 23.    
Wednesdays, 7-9pm                                   

Course fee: £44

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