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 and current parents. The classes are taught by some of Latymer’s most experienced and popular teachers with the emphasis on learning in a relaxed environment...with no homework!


Subjects for the Autumn Term 2019 include:

  • History of Art – 17th, 18th and 18th Century, taught by Robert Orme, Tuesdays at 6:30pm from 10 Sep. LAST FEW PLACES
  • History of Art – Symbolism in Art, taught by Robert Orme, Thursdays at 6:30pm from 5 Sep. COURSE POSTPONED - more details to follow
  • English Literature –  High Style in Poetry and the Short Story, taught by Luke Maxted, Wednesdays at 6:30pm from 4 Sep. LAST FEW PLACES
  • History - The Cold War, taught by Jonny White. FULLY BOOKED - the course will be repeated from January 2020 and there are a few places remaining.  


If you would like to register for an evening course, please contact Gay Search, parent of Dan (2004) and Nathan (2008), on gay.search2@gmail.com. Courses fill up quickly and places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Twelve week courses are £230 and ten week courses £200. All profits go to supporting Latymer’s Bursary Appeal.


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

Further Information

Course Name




17th, 18th and 18th Century

This course fills in the centuries between Robert’s famous Renaissance Art and Introduction to Modern Art courses, focussing on Baroque, Rococo and Romanticism.  

(12 week course)

Robert Orme
Former Head of History of Art & History Teacher


From 10/09/19


Symbolism in Art

This course  looks at the importance of symbols throughout  the history of Western Art, and how to interpret them. This is a new course from Robert and a particular interest of his.  

(12 week course)

Robert Orme
Former Head of History of Art & History Teacher


From 05/09/19

COURSE POSTPONED - more details to follow


High Style in Poetry and the Short Story

Luke Maxted’s course on ‘high style’ in literature continues. Each week will focus on a different author, including some great modern American writers such as Philip Roth, Thomas Pynchon and Toni Morrison as well as Flaubert and some neglected plays and sonnets of Shakespeare that are all deserving of the label ‘high style’.”

As we look at a different writer each week, you are welcome to join the class at any time.

(10 week course)


“Thanks to Luke, I am having my moments of ‘epiphany’ at the Wednesday evening classes. I find his classes so stimulating and enriching."

"I join my colleagues in sharing the joy about Luke's class on Emily Dickinson. We’ll have to lobby to have more classes with Luke!"

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




From 05/09/19