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 Spring and Summer Terms 2019 include:

  • History of Art – 19th Century Design
  • History of Art –  An Introduction to Modern Art
  • History – The Russian Revolution
  • History –  The Background to the Arab-Israeli conflict (Summer Term)
  • 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


Modern British and American Art

Robert Orme examines the development of modern British and American art, including artists Rothko, Pollock, Bacon and Warhol.

(6 week course)

Robert Orme
Former Head of History of Art & History Teacher


From 25/04/19


Robert Orme continues this new course,

This class is now full – we are operating a waiting list.

Robert Orme
Former Head of History of Art & History Teacher


From 23/04/19


The Background to the Arab-Israeli conflict

(10 week course)

Back by popular demand!

Jonny White
Head of History


From 24/04/19


High Style in Poetry and the Short Story

Luke Maxted’s course on ‘high style’ in literature continues into the Summer term. As in the Spring, when we studied such writers as Emily Dickinson, John Milton, Marcel Proust and George Eliot, 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)

Places available. 

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




“Thanks to Luke, I am having my moments of ‘epiphany’ at the Wednesday evening classes.
I find his classes so stimulating and enriching, to the point that   I may try to read these works which, so far, I had avoided out of fear!’


"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!"



From 24/04/19