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Advanced Italian View details

This course is aimed at people who have an advanced understanding of the Italian Language but keen to develop it further. The course will focus on oral, listening and speaking, but also reading and writing, so that the student will be able to communicate effectively. The sessions will cover different topics designed to broaden the learner's understanding of Italian society, culture and lifestyle.

Advanced Latin for Pleasure View details

Come and translate Latin in a friendly, supportive and stimulating group. We shall tackle two core texts (one verse and one prose) alongside shorter extracts of other relevant texts. All students will have plenty of opportunities to translate, discuss and benefit from the wide range of insights provided by all the members of the class. Wherever possible we will consider the impact of Latin literature on modern European society and culture and its links to modern debates. Discussions are also intended to enable students to gain more from their own visits to museums and classical sites. Students will be invited to prepare some translation at home as well as translating unseen in class but the atmosphere is always relaxed and students can set their own pace for independent work. This course is for anyone who is reasonably confident with Latin and who wishes to gain first-hand experience of some of Europe's finest literature and its continued fascination for people today.

Advanced Photoshop View details

This will be a practical course and each week consists of demonstrations and tasks covering: planning a set up to final processes for production of images own image development using Photoshop creative use of layers, filters and professional retouch techniques. As student knowledge, skill and confidence grows, the course tutor will assign some homework tasks which will allow students to work independently and practice new skills - although the tutor will always be on hand to support and give help, guidance and feedback relating to progress. A work book will be completed for evidence, to show development, for reference and achievement to ensure learners are aware of personal progress throughout the course.

Advanced Spanish View details

The course is aimed at learners who have completed a beginners' course in Spanish or who have substantial experience of speaking the language. We will develop structures and vocabulary learned in previous courses through more detailed study of a variety of themes. Learners will have an opportunity to develop and consolidate conversational skills in topics such as traditions, media, publicity, art, literature and current affairs.

Advanced Spanish View details

This course takes place in a very relaxed atmosphere and with total support from the tutor and from others learners too. The course will help provide learners with high degree of Spanish grammar and learners will be encourage to work on their speaking, listening, writing and reading skills throughout.

Africa Before the Europeans Came View details

See images of societies that existed across Africa before the colonial invasions - from loose trading groups to empires. Discuss the importance of Ancient Egypt and Kush; Carthage's challenge to ancient Rome; The spread of Islam and the travels of Ibn Battutah; Musa, the richest man in history, who ruled Mali when Edward I was on the throne in England; Afonso the Catholic king of Kongo during Henry VIII's reign; the rise and fall of Great Zimbabwe; wars in southern Africa and the rise of Shaka Zulu; and how Abyssinia avoided invasion.

Africa: The Lost Continent? View details

Africa – The Lost Continent? Even though Africa boasts a fifth of the world's population and is a continent rich in resources, the potential of this part of the world still remains largely untapped. Corrupt governments, the legacies of colonization, coup d'états, civil wars, bad governance and unfortunate natural disasters have all conspired to hinder Africa's growth and development. This course will take an in-depth look at Africa over the course of the last one hundred years. In particular, this course will focus on the following: the European ‘Scramble’ for Africa in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; decolonization and independence movements; the trials of statehood; problems posed by terrorism, famine, environmental degradation and AIDS; Rwanda’s genocide; apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa; the China Syndrome; the Arab Spring and its consequences; and Africa in the new Millennium.

African History View details

Africa – The Lost Continent? Even though Africa boasts a fifth of the world's population and is a continent rich in resources, the potential of this part of the world still remains largely untapped. Corrupt governments, the legacies of colonization, coup d'états, civil wars, bad governance and unfortunate natural disasters have all conspired to hinder Africa's growth and development. This course will take an in-depth look at Africa over the course of the last one hundred years. In particular, this course will focus on the following: the European ‘Scramble’ for Africa in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; decolonization and independence movements; the trials of statehood; problems posed by terrorism, famine, environmental degradation and AIDS; Rwanda’s genocide; apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa; the China Syndrome; the Arab Spring and its consequences; and Africa in the new Millennium.

After the Second World War - an East Midlands Focus View details

We will be taking a look at the situation in our local area as we emerged from the experiences of the Second World War and the hardships endured because of the continuation of rationing together with the effects of the introduction of the Welfare State and its impact locally. We will also look at how Leicester continued to clear its slum areas and embarked on a controversial "new vision" for the city. We will also be looking at how cultural changes, particularly in youth culture, were reflected in the city. We will look at all this against the background of national and international events in the late forties and early fifties.

Afternoon Yoga for Everybody View details

The course is suitable for all ages, for beginners and those who already practise yoga. The practices will involve a wide range of techniques including body, breath, meditation, study and reflection.