Evening Courses

Developed and run by former parents for former parents eight years ago, places on these evening courses are now also available to alumni, current parents and students in Upper Sixth. 

Courses are £180 to join (all profits go to our Bursaries Appeal).  If you would like to register for an online evening course, please contact Gay Search, parent of  alumni Dan (2004) and Nathan (2008). Courses fill up quickly and places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Courses available to book now:

Course Name

Teacher

Date

HISTORY

The Background to the Arab-Israeli Conflict 

Back by popular demand, Jonny White will be re-running his 10-week history course, The Background to Arab-Israeli Conflict.

The course will give an overview of the intractable conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.  We will attempt to get to grips with the story of the twentieth century in order to unpick the issues that make it so hard to resolve.  The historical context will stretch back to Biblical times, but the focus is on modern history.

Jonny White

Head of History 

Wednesdays from 13th January  for 10 weeks 

FILM

Celluloid Dreams: The Magic of Cinema

This term will cover a wide range of genres and directors, from British Gangster and Ealing Comedies to Carry On and 007. Many people will already have seen a lot of the films, and of course .. no subtitles!

Luke Maxted

Teacher of English and writer for the Times Literary Supplement and the Literary Review

Thursdays from 14th January for 10 weeks 

 

 

Courses for the Autumn Term 2020/2021 were:

Course Name

Teacher

Date

HISTORY

‘The Great Wen’ – A History of London through its architecture.

 Jonny White will teach a ten-lesson ZOOM course on the ‘built history’ of the capital from Roman ‘Londinium’ to the present day.   The lessons will attempt to make sense of the physical reality we live with today, through the story of the capital’s enduring ability to reinvent itself after Roman abandonment, the Great Fire of 1666, the growth of its suburbia, and the Blitz. 

It will include a Saturday walking tour or two, lockdown permitting.

 If the walks (and pub lunches of course) are possible, they will have to be done in smaller groups. 

Jonny White

Head of History

Starting in September, Wednesday evenings  7-8.30pm

FILM

Celluloid Dreams: The Magic of Cinema

An 11 week ZOOM course on  World Cinema - Polish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, South Korean -  taught by Luke Maxted .  This follows on from last year's highly successful courses on film.

Luke Maxted

Teacher of English and writer for the Times Literary Supplement and the Literary Review

Starting on Thursday September 3rd at 7pm 

 

Image above: History of Art trip to Copenhagen with Robert Orme (Former Head of History of Art), 2019