Evening Courses

Developed and run by former parents for former parents eight years ago, places on these term time evening courses are now often available to current parents, alumni and current and former staff. 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!

Places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis and courses can fill up quickly. A course usually lasts for one term and the cost includes wine, soft drinks, teas and coffees. Participants meet in the Latymer Staff Lounge from 6.30pm and classes are from 7pm to 8.30pm in nearby classrooms. Twelve week courses are £230 and ten week courses £200. All profits go to supporting Latymer’s means tested bursary programme.

Subjects for the Autumn and Spring Terms 2018-9 include:

  • History of Art – 19th Century Design
  • History of Art –  An Introduction to Modern Art
  • History – The Russian Revolution
  • English Literature –  High Style in Poetry and the Short Story

Updates on places available on these courses can be found on this page and in the Head's newsletter to parents of current pupils. Courses can prove to be quite popular so it is recommended to book early.

If you would like to register your interest in a particular subject or find out more about the evening courses, please contact Gay Search, parent of Dan (2004) and Nathan (2008), on gay.search2@gmail.com 

Image above: October 2017, Former Latymer Parents trip to Moscow and St Petersburg lead by Head of History, Jonny White and Robert Orme, former Head of History of Art.

 

Course Name Teacher Dates

HISTORY OF ART

19th Century Design

Overstuffed sofas or a revolution in domestic design?

This course includes a visit to the Victorian galleries at the V&A with the legendary Robert Orme.

(6 week course)

Robert Orme
Former Head of History of Art & History Teacher

Tuesdays

From 20/11/18

HISTORY OF ART

An Introduction to Modern Art

Robert Orme examines the development of modern art, from Impressionism and Post-Impressionism through to Expressionism, Cubism and Surrealism.

(6 week course)

Robert Orme
Former Head of History of Art & History Teacher

Thursdays

From 10/01/19

HISTORY

The Russian Revolution

(10 week course)

Jonny White
Head of History

Wednesdays

From 09/01/19

ENGLISH LITERATURE

High Style in Poetry and the Short Story (NEW COURSE)

We are delighted to be starting an English Literature course with Luke Maxted, a rising star of the English department. It involves an examination of the treasures of Western literature, with a particular focus on lyricism in writers such as Keats, Nabokov, Larkin and Proust.

The course will cover a variety of authors and themes, including the miserable epiphanies of Philip Larkin, the needlework of Emily Dickinson, the hallucinations of William Blake, the concentric circles of Hamlet, and the way in which Vladimir Nabokov infects his readers with the diseases of his characters. Very limited preparatory reading will be necessary, if any at all. There will be a focus on short works, and all examined passages will be provided on the day.

(10 week course)

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

Wednesdays

From 09/01/19