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Short

Courses,
Lectures
and Events
2018/19
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Welcome
Welcome to the 2018-19 Continuing Education prospectus. Whether you
are a regular student or new to CE, we are confident that you will find
something to inspire and excite you. Continuing Education is open to all,
meaning no entrance qualifications are required. Our programme is taught
by friendly and expert staff who will guide you through your studies and
ensure that you have an enjoyable learning experience with us.
We have an exciting range of opportunities for you this coming year.
Alongside our short courses which run throughout the year, we are
delighted to continue our ever-popular Saturday events. These one-day
courses are the perfect way to take a day out to immerse yourself in a
subject with like-minded people.
Our courses and events are carefully selected and designed to bring you
cutting-edge developments in subjects that mean something to you: We
invite you to discuss our region’s history and to experience local art and
architecture. You can join us for your own personal development, and work
with experts to learn a new language, to pick up new skills for your CV, or
to enhance your day to day working life. Perhaps you want to explore your
more creative side, and experiment with poetry, drawing, or music?
We also have programmes that pick up on matters of current global
importance, and help you to find your voice and contribute to issues like
global warming and world politics.
All this is just the tip of the iceberg. As well as a prospectus packed with
ideas for you, we have developed strong links with venues and facilities
across Merseyside and beyond. We look forward to welcoming you into our
community.

Dr Glenn Godenho
Academic Director of Continuing Education

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Contents
CE Saturdays.........................................................................................................06

Categories
Archaeology and Ancient Worlds................................................................10
Art and Art History...............................................................................................18
Business, Technology and Personal Finance........................................ 24
English Language, Literature and Creative Writing............................. 30
Health and Life Sciences
Psychology, Medical Science, Horticulture ............................................40
History, Philosophy and Politics...................................................................46
Modern Languages............................................................................................ 54
Music and Visual Arts....................................................................................... 62
Science and Engineering,
Geology, Environmental Science................................................................68

Go Higher........................................................................................................... 9
Garstang........................................................................................................... 16
Victoria Gallery & Museum..........................................................................17
University of Liverpool events...................................................................23
Girl Geeks.........................................................................................................29
Liverpool Literary Festival...........................................................................39
Ness Botanic Gardens.................................................................................45
Liverpool Confucius Institute..................................................................... 61
Tate Exchange................................................................................................67
Index...................................................................................................................75
How to find us.................................................................................................83
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Enrolment information
Please enrol in advance for all Continuing
Education (CE) courses listed in this prospectus.

You can enrol using the following methods: • Most of our courses are accredited. This means
· Web: visit our website at www.liverpool.ac.uk/ that you can opt to undertake assessment and
continuing-education/ and follow the link to gain academic credit. There is a small charge for
Browse and book courses – the most effective the assessment /accreditation process (which is
way of securing a place on your chosen course.· non-refundable unless we cancel the course).
The fees are £10 for a 5 credit course and £15 for
· Post: complete the form in the centre pages and courses of 10 credits or more.
send it to us with a cheque made payable to the
University of Liverpool (payment by credit/debit • If you did not register for credit when you initially
card cannot be made through the post) enrolled, this option is still available to you during
the course.
· In person: at the CE Reception, 126 Mount
Pleasant (Monday to Friday 9am – 4.30pm) • We welcome anyone over the age of 16. There are
no entrance requirements; all we ask is that you
· Telephone: 0151 794 6900 to pay by credit or have a genuine interest in studying the subject.
debit card.
• If you are under 18 your parent/guardian will need
to provide written permission for you attend. A
Key facts you should know about enrolling on our
standard form for this is available from the CE
courses:
Office or from the CE website.
• If we have to cancel a course because of low
• You can find out more about specific course
enrolments a full refund is given.
content by contacting the CE office.
• If you find that you have to withdraw from a
• Subject to availability, University of Liverpool
course, you need to tell us, in writing (letter or
full-time students may be entitled to one free
email), a minimum of 7 days before the course
course (of 10-20 hours duration) per term (except
start date. No refunds are issued after this date.
in Modern Languages). An administrative charge
All refunds are subject to an administrative
of £15 applies. For more information visit the CE
charge of 10% of the relevant fee.
home page and follow the Quick Link.
• We have 3 fee bands: i) the full fee, ii) the fee
payable by those in receipt of state retirement
pension, full-time students and members of
staff and alumni iii) the fee payable by those in
receipt of certain state benefits. Proof of status is
required upon enrolment.

Please visit our website for the full details about our
enrolment processes, studying for credit and the
resources available to you as a University of Liverpool
CE student.

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Studying for Credit
Studying for credit with Continuing of the University. You must formally register for
both awards by completing a registration form and
Education can enable you to develop
paying a fee of £30 Please contact the office for
your knowledge, skills and potential. Our further detailed information.
courses are taught by friendly and expert Please note that the credit values stated for
lecturers who will guide and support you each course are subject to final approval by the
through your studies. You need no prior relevant academic boards in the University.

qualifications and do not have to register Please be aware that from 2021-22 CE
for a full award although this option is qualifications will be withdrawn. Courses
will continue to be credit-bearing and you will
open to you (until the year 2021 – see continue to be able to opt for credit and submit
below). work for assessment. However, if you wish to
work towards a Certificate in Higher Education
Committing to credit helps you to gain the most or a Personal and Professional Development
benefit from the courses that you take with us. Certificate you must complete all the required
It records a level of achievement for your own credits by July 31 2021
personal satisfaction and is evidence of your
commitment and learning. There is flexibility in how For further information please visit our website
and when you can accumulate credit. and follow the link to Studying for Credit.
Credits are awarded for the successful completion If you are studying for credit you might want to
of work to a set standard. Assessment can take consider taking the following module:
many forms and will be appropriate to the subject
and course that you are studying. It can include, Academic Skills: The Essentials
for example, the completion of classroom activity,
the preparation of a portfolio of materials and/or 5 meetings from Monday 25 February
a written assignment. For language courses the 6 - 8pm
assessment process includes taking a short test With Julie McColl
under exam conditions.
£60/£52/£33
Preparing for assessment can be intellectually
This short 5-credit course, which runs from February
stimulating and pleasurable. Exploring and
25 to March 25, is designed to equip you with the
researching new ideas helps to deepen your
skills you need to enhance your learning and unlock
understanding. You will also develop skills in
your academic potential. It will be tailored to meet
academic writing and research methods and
your specific requirements and will include coaching
practices. Studying for credit means not only
in a range of key areas, for example critical thinking,
attending classes but studying in your own time and
academic writing, referencing, library and research
submitting work for assessment.
skills, finding and using sources, constructing an
The credits gained could be useful to you in argument and reflecting on your learning.
different ways. You could study for credit as The course includes 2 full-class meetings plus online
a prelude to further study, for example on an activities and/or individual or small group support
undergraduate degree programme. You could use sessions according to your needs. Accreditation is
it to show an employer that you are capable of, included in the student fee.
and have successfully undertaken, university-level CRN 22363/CEPD8001
work. Until 2021, you could work towards our 60 5 Credits
or 120-credit certificates which are formal awards
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CE Saturdays
Sometimes it can be difficult finding the time to take a Continuing Education course – our Saturday
courses are the perfect way to learn about a subject that you enjoy in one day. All our Saturday
courses are based at 126 Mount Pleasant, unless otherwise stated. Lunch is provided along with
refreshments (morning only).

Prescot at the Time Walking and Writing Women of the Revival:
of Shakespeare and Saturday 17 November
Irish Women Writers
Beyond 9:30am - 4pm against the British
Saturday 17 November With Dr Shirley Jones Rule
10am - 4:30pm £46 Saturday 17 November
With Dr Robert Philpott 9:30am - 4pm
On this course we will wander With Yasmine Radjabi
£46 through a range of writing about
walks or walking. We’ll take a £46
The development of the new
Shakespeare North Theatre is path through the landscape Spend a day reading and
focusing attention on the ancient and psychology of Romantic, studying the work of Alice
town of Prescot. An archaeologist Victorian, Modernist and Milligan and Katharine Tynan, two
who has worked on this small but contemporary writers considering of the most important women
important market town will share both real and metaphorical writers of the Irish Literary
his decades of research, which is journeys. For walkers and Revival. Although they have
reconstructing life in a town that armchair ramblers alike. often been overshadowed by
had its own playhouse at the time CRN 22182/ENGL000 the international fame of W.B.
of Shakespeare. Yeats and others, Milligan and
CRN 22220/ALGY000 Tynan, in their poetry, journalism,
Emily Brontë: and prose writing, brought the
Wuthering Heights “Irish question” to an English
Naked or Nude? Saturday 17 November readership, and reframed the role
Attitudes on the Body 9:30am - 4pm of Irish women in the struggle for
in Art from the 19th With Loriner Allan Independence.
Century to Today CRN 22431/IRIS000
£46
Saturday 17 November
10am - 4:30pm In the bi-centenary year of Emily
With Paul Gatenby Brontë’s birth, her only novel
continues to fascinate and
£46 stand markedly apart from other
Victorian novels, combining
The question in Genesis asking
elements of Gothic literature with
‘Who told you that you were
features more reminiscent of
naked?’ implies nudity as a state
modern novels. What do we make
of mind as much as a bodily
of this novel in the 21st century?
state. So, what does the artistic
nude in Western art say about CRN 22247/ENGL000
us? Artist Paul Gatenby will create
an artwork during the day based
on the group’s discussion.
CRN 22205/CEPD4000

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Majority Judgment: An Shakespeare on the
Alternative to Classical Couch: King Lear
Voting Methods Saturday 16 March
Saturday 17 November 9:30am – 4pm
9:30am - 3:30pm With Dr Kate O’Leary & David
With Prof. Rida Laraki Rice
£46 £46
There is a growing sense A tragedy of memory and
that electoral systems used forgetting, fate and accident,
throughout the world such as the and folly and madness - and
UK’s and the USA’s first-past-the- also self-knowledge and even
post are no longer satisfactory, redemption? 
leading to disenfranchisement CRN 22242/ENGL000
and low turn-out. So, why not
simply change them? We will
explore the current failings of Plants and How to
the various systems and critically Look After Them
analyse Majority Judgment - a
Saturday 16 March
recent method arising from a
10am - 4pm
new theoretical model - that
With Andy Lambie
Strategies for Making may hold the answer. This is an
Every Day Things interactive and thought provoking £46
day school that seeks to explain
Saturday 17 November Regardless of the size or style of
fully the inadequacies that are
9:30am - 4:00pm your garden the key to a good,
inherent within the current
With Sarini Jayasinghe low maintenance garden (and
electoral systems. 
a happy gardener) is knowing a
£46 CRN 22318/ENVS000 little bit about how plants work,
and the best ways to look after
In this workshop we will discuss
the current strategies in Viking Art in the them. Discover some amazing
British Isles things about plants, how to tackle
manufacturing that are practiced
weeds, composting and pruning
by our most successful global
Saturday 16 March alongside some gardening
brands. As a consumer, we
10am - 4:30pm secrets and exploding a few
benefit from processes and
With Danica Ramsey- myths. In collaboration with Ness
strategies that are used to
Brimberg Botanic Gardens.
deliver high quality products,
and subsequently every £46 CRN 22301/ENVS000
manufacturing plant constantly
upgrades their systems with the One of the most iconic forms
latest technology to fulfill ever of evidence of the Vikings in
increasing consumer demands. Britain is their sculpture, which
In this interactive workshop we blends Christian and pagan, local
will explore in-depth, the modern and Scandinavian designs and
manufacturing techniques that imagery. This hybrid form of art is
produce our every-day products an example of the long history of
and the technologies used to multiculturalism and interaction
meet demand.  around the Irish Sea.

CRN 22313/ENVS000 CRN 22235/CEPD4000
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Shakespeare on the Workshop for Family
Couch: Macbeth & Friends: Caring
Saturday 11 May
for People with
9:30am - 4pm Psychiatric Diagnoses
With Dr Kate O’Leary & David 9:30am - 4:30pm
Rice With Keith Morgan
£46 £46
A murdered king, a stolen crown, This day school is aimed at
then things get really nasty - but carers and will cover psychosis,
what exactly is it that drives dementia and other psychiatric
the Macbeths on their bloody conditions. The first part will
Ovid and his Poetry rampage? explain how these conditions
Saturday 11 May CRN 22243/ENGL000 are understood by medicine
10am - 4:30pm and psychology and how this is
With Dr Jackie Stanley relevant to caring. It will also try
Julian of Norwich: to explore what it is like for those
£46 Revelations of Divine being cared for. The second
The Roman poet Ovid inspired Love part will look at carers – how
writers and artists well beyond they feel, the impact of caring
Saturday 11 May
classical antiquity. For those upon themselves and then how
9:30am - 4pm
who would like to brush up and they might protect themselves
With John Scrivener
enhance their Latin skills, this from the physical and mental
will be an opportunity to read £46 demands. The course will take an
authentic texts and to consider interactive approach.
The anchoress Julian of Norwich
Ovid’s works in their literary, CRN 22499/PSYC000
seems to have written her
historical and personal context.
Revelations—the first book in
CRN 22219/ALGY000 English known to have been Planting for Year-
written by a woman— over a round Interest
period of twenty years or more,
The Kitchen Sink as she reflected on ‘shewings’ Saturday 11 May
Painters: The Baby and vouchsafed when she was 10am - 4pm
the Bathwater near death. This is one of the With Andy Lambie
Saturday 11 May great books of the middle
£46
10am - 4:30pm ages, strikingly original both
With Paul Gatenby theologically and in the manner The challenge for many is how
of writing. Spend a day exploring to create a garden that looks
£46 her themes. Versions are good all year round. This one
A look at the social realists available in Penguin and Oxford day course will show you how
from the 1950s who found World Classics. and introduce the key elements
inspiration in the ordinary and CRN 22183/ENGL000 of garden design. Topics include
everyday. These artists were the assessing your site, choosing
visual counterpart to the gritty plants and how to combine plants
dramatists and novelists of that to create good looking displays.
exciting time between the Second In collaboration with Ness
World War and the Swinging Botanic Gardens.
Sixties. CRN 22303/ENVS000
CRN 22212/CEPD4000

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Go Higher

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higher education
with Go Higher
• Part-time, one-year access diploma
• Entry to degrees in humanities and social sciences
• One day a week on campus + home study
• Designed for mature students aged 20+
• No formal qualifications needed
• Support to develop skills and confidence

Go Higher core subjects include English, History, Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology, plus
Mathematics for university entry and Study Skills. However, your degree choices are much broader
as the Go Higher Diploma prepares you for entry to various undergraduate programmes across the
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Short courses, lectures and events in the area of

Archaeology
Ancient
&Worlds
Explore the archaeology of ancient Britain and other, Autumn Term Page 11
even older, civilisations in our exhilarating programme
for 2018/19. Our studies of ancient Greece and Rome Lent Term Page 13
will include mythology, the origins of theatre and the role Subject Index Page 75
of women in these societies. Jackie Stanley returns with
more opportunities to brush up on your Latin skills. Joanne
Backhouse continues her journeys through ancient Egypt,
and together with Gina Muskett, she will investigate the
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
John Hill will guide you through the Peak District and stone
circles of ancient Britain, in the classroom and on site. We
have museum visits and handling sessions in Manchester
and Liverpool, including the University’s own Garstang
Museum. A city walk through Liverpool with Joanne Ball
will examine the connections between our city and the
American Civil War, and in more cases of relatively modern
archaeology, Robert Philpott will consider the history of the
North West, including Prescot in the time of Shakespeare.
The University of Liverpool is a leading international centre
for study of the ancient world, and if you are interested in
Egyptology, classical cultures, even archaeo-astronomy, you
are in the right place.
All courses at the University of Liverpool unless stated.

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September Stone Circles of the Flying Fish, Octopus
Peak District and Dolphins: Marine
Practical Prehistory: Life of the Prehistoric
Making Artefacts at Monday 1 October
Aegean
Ness Gardens 6:30 - 8:30pm
With Dr John Hill Tuesday 2 October
Saturday 8 September 2 - 4pm
10:30am - 4:30pm £10
With Dr Gina Muskett
With Dr John Piprani The ancient knowledge of stone
circles - how and why they were Ness Botanic Gardens,
Ness Botanic Gardens, Neston, Wirral
Neston, Wirral constructed and for what purpose
- will be discussed in this lecture, £10
£40 which will be good preparation
for our October trip to see the Minoan, Mycenaean and Cycladic
Stone tools from prehistoric
Peak District monuments. See art of the 2nd millennium BC
eras are the character witnesses
page 12. indicates that the sea and its
that help us discover the
creatures played an important
past. Through lectures, handling CRN 22221/ALGY000 role in these societies. This
sessions and making our own
lecture considers the types
arrowheads, we will experience
some “budget time travel” during
Introduction to of marine life depicted in
this study day. Tools supplied, but Archaeo-Astronomy: Aegean prehistoric art and their
participants are asked to bring The Secrets of the archaeological context.
a couple of empty glass bottles Universe CRN 22232/CEPD4000
with flat bases.
10 meetings from Tuesday 2
CRN 22479/ALGY000 October Introduction to Latin
10:30am - 12:30pm
10 meetings from Tuesday 2
With Dr John Hill
October October
£110/£94/£55 6 - 8pm
Introduction to With Dr Jackie Stanley
Ancient Greek The Stone Age fascination
with astronomy influenced the £110/£94/£55
Mythology
construction of early monuments
Latin was the language of the
5 meetings from Monday 1 and domestic architecture. This
Roman Empire, so it is impossible
October course puts astronomy in the
to really understand antiquity
2 - 4pm archaeological context of British
without a familiarity with this
With Dr Jackie Stanley prehistory and includes practical
classical language. This course
mathematical sessions and
£55/£47/£28 will cover basic grammar,
model-building.
vocabulary and syntax, and
Greek myths inspired works of CRN 22270/ALGY9134 students will translate basic Latin
literature, art and architecture 10 Credits texts.
in the Classical era, though
mythology has continued to be CRN 22253/CLAH912
10 Credits
a subject of the arts ever since.
A gallery visit will focus on
depictions of particular characters
and myths.
CRN 22218/ALGY000
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Ancient Greek Women, The Jewel Box of
Then and Now Ancient Egypt
10 meetings from Thursday 4 10 meetings from Friday 5
October October
2 - 4pm 10:30am - 12:30pm
With Kate Caraway & Ross With Dr Joanne Backhouse
Clare
£110/£94/£55
£110/£94/£55
Jewellery from ancient Egypt
Female figures from Ancient was highly decorative but much
Greece, such as Helen of Troy of it was also protective, curative
and Medea, were well known and regenerative, used by both
in antiquity, but they have also the living and the dead. The
been reimagined over and archaeological contexts and
over and now even appear illustrations of jewellery in tombs,
in modern video games. This temples and spell books will be
course will consider the ancient examined in this course.  Includes
reality and modern myths handling sessions at the Garstang
surrounding the little-known and the Manchester Museum.  
wives, mothers and workers CRN 22289/CEPD4026
of the past as well as these 10 Credits
enduring icons.
CRN 22268/ALGY000 The Seven Wonders of
the Ancient World
8 meetings from Wednesday
10 October
10:30am - 1pm
With Dr Joanne Backhouse &
Dr Gina Muskett Stone Circles of the
£110/£94/£55
Peak District-A Guided
Tour
The Seven Wonders of the
Ancient World were famous in
Saturday 13 October
antiquity but who created the
9am - 6pm
list and why? The Great Pyramid
With Dr John Hill
of Giza still stands, but what £46
happened to the others? Each
week we will look at a different Neolithic and Bronze Age
Wonder and consider what stone circles are still standing
additions might be added to the in the Peak District, and this
list. day trip will take in several of
them, including, Arbor Low, an
CRN 22272/ALGY9136 important remaining Stone Age
10 Credits
henge. These monuments will
be considered from a range of
archaeological and historical
angles.
CRN 22269/ALGY000

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November
Roman Britain from
Julius Caesar to the
Fall of Empire
5 meetings from Monday 5
November
2 - 4pm
With Dr Joanne Ball
£55/£47/£28
For almost four hundred years,
Britain was a part of the Roman
Empire, ending only when
the Western Empire began to
collapse. This course will explore
all aspects of life in Roman
Britain, using archaeological and
historical sources of evidence
to reconstruct the experience of
living within the Roman Empire.
CRN 22254/ALGY000

Prescot at the Time
of Shakespeare and
Beyond
Saturday 17 November
10am - 4:30pm January Stonehenge and
With Dr Robert Philpott Society
Drama in Ancient
£46 10 meetings from Monday 28
Greece
The development of the new January 6:30 - 8:30pm
10 meetings from Monday 28 With Dr John Hill & Jonathan
Shakespeare North Theatre is
January 2 - 4pm Trigg
focusing attention on the ancient
With Dr Jackie Stanley
town of Prescot. An archaeologist £110/£94/£55
who has worked on this small but £110/£94/£55
important market town will share Stonehenge was built in the
Modern Western theatre is Neolithic era and was reworked
his decades of research, which is
the descendant of Ancient throughout the Bronze Age, but
reconstructing life in a town that
Greek festivals worshipping who built it and used it and for
had its own playhouse at the time
the god of wine and revelry, what purpose? These and other
of Shakespeare.
Dionysus. This course will follow questions will be posed in this
CRN 22220/ALGY000 the developments in playwriting, course, which will also discuss the
acting, costuming and stage latest archaeological information
machinery of early Greek drama. about Stonehenge.
Translations of classical Greek
CRN 22274/ALGY9138
plays will also be studied. 10 Credits
CRN 22217/ALGY000
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Intermediate Latin
10 meetings from Tuesday 29
January 6 - 8pm
With Dr Jackie Stanley
£110/£94/£55
Students in this course are ready
for more complex structures
than they will have met in a
beginner’s Latin course, and
they will improve their ability
to read and translate Latin into
English. They will also widen their
knowledge of ancient Roman
culture.
CRN 22252/CLAH915
10 Credits

The Archaeology of
Textiles
10 meetings from Wednesday
30 January
2 - 4pm
With Dr Gina Muskett &
Jonathan Trigg February Archaeological
Techniques: Some
£110/£94/£55 Before the Pyramids: Case Studies from
The recovery of ancient and The Artists of Ancient North-West England
medieval pieces of cloth, Egypt
leather, basketry and other 6 meetings from Tuesday 12
10 meetings from Friday 1 February
‘perishables’ is increasingly February
seen as an important addition 2 - 4pm
10:30am - 12:30pm With Dr Robert Philpott
to the archaeological evidence With Dr Joanne Backhouse
illuminating earlier societies. The £66/£56/£33
technical aspects and thematic £110/£94/£55
approaches to the growing Metal-detecting, aerial
The art produced in
field of textile research will be photography and excavations are
Egypt’s Predynastic period,
covered. Includes visits to the just some of the archaeological
including beautiful pottery,
Garstang and World Museums.  methods that have been used
palettes and figurines, has
on Merseyside. Whether a
CRN 22223/ALGY000 a freedom not seen in later
medieval manor in St Helens or
pharaonic art. We will explore
18th-century Liverpool docks,
this fascinating early era to
evidence gained from local
understand the origins of ancient
sites helps to piece together a
Egypt. Visits to the Garstang and
picture of earlier societies in the
Manchester Museum included.
region. Includes a visit to the
CRN 22287/CEPD4023 Museum of Liverpool.
10 Credits
CRN 22216/ALGY000

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Liverpool and the
American Civil War
5 meetings from Thursday 14
February
2 - 4pm
With Dr Joanne Ball
£55/£47/£28
Although Great Britain was
officially neutral in the American
Civil War, Liverpool played a
significant role in supporting the
secessionist Confederacy. Using
archaeological evidence,
students will see how the impact
of the Civil War is still visible in
Liverpool’s modern landscape.
Includes a city walk.
CRN 22267/ALGY000

March
Face to Face with Early
Egyptians at the Petrie
Museum, University April Art in the Prehistoric
College, London Aegean
Stone Age to Iron Age:
Monday 18 March The Story of British 5 meetings from Wednesday
1 - 5pm 24 April
Prehistory at Ness 10:30am - 12:30pm
With Dr Joanne Backhouse Gardens With Dr David Smith
Petrie Museum, University Saturday 6 April
College, London £55/£47/£28
10:30am - 4:30pm
£26 With Dr John Hill Long before the age of classical
Greece, art forms produced
The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Ness Botanic Gardens, in the region, from pottery
Archaeology is rich in its holdings Neston, Wirral and personal ornaments to
of Predynastic and Early Dynastic £40 monumental wall paintings, give
objects, as well as an outstanding evidence of religion, politics, and
collection of pharaonic art. Within the setting of life and death in the prehistoric
We will be hosted by Petrie Ness Gardens, follow the Aegean. Includes a visit to the
staff and treated to handling archaeological progress of British Garstang Museum.
sessions on a day when they prehistory from the Mesolithic
through the Neolithic, into the CRN 22195/ALGY000
will be otherwise closed to the
public. Students should not make Bronze Age and ending in the
travel arrangements until course Iron Age. There will be artefacts
viability is confirmed.    to handle and an experimental
henge to visit.
CRN 22194/CEPD4000
CRN 22222/ALGY000
16 Archaeology and Ancient Worlds

Bulls, Boars and Blue May Ovid and his Poetry
Monkeys: Animal Life
of the Prehistoric The Divine and Royal Saturday 11 May
House: Egyptian 10am - 4:30pm
Aegean With Dr Jackie Stanley
Temples from the New
Tuesday 30 April Kingdom £46
2 - 4pm
With Dr Gina Muskett 5 meetings from Friday 3 May The Roman poet Ovid inspired
10:30am - 12:30pm writers and artists well beyond
Ness Botanic Gardens, With Dr Joanne Backhouse classical antiquity. For those
Neston, Wirral who would like to brush up and
£55/£47/£28
£10 enhance their Latin skills, this
Egyptian temples were not places will be an opportunity to read
The depiction of animal life of communal public worship, authentic texts and to consider
is a major feature of Minoan, they were built to the glory of Ovid’s works in their literary,
Mycenaean and Cycladic art gods and kings. This course will historical and personal context.
of the 2nd millennium BC. This chart the evolution of the temple
CRN 22219/ALGY000
lecture considers the diverse from the New Kingdom (1550 BC)
range of animals shown in onwards.
Aegean prehistoric art and their
CRN 22273/ALGY9137
archaeological contexts, from 5 Credits
practical to symbolic.
CRN 22233/CEPD4000

The Garstang Museum of Archaeology
is named after Professor John Garstang,
founder of the Liverpool Institute of
Archaeology. Many of the objects on display
in the museum were found by Professor
Garstang during his excavations in Egypt
and the Near East.
Visit the Garstang Museum and discover
artefacts from prehistory, the Near East, the
classical world, Meroë and our world famous
Ancient Egyptian collection.
Find out what excavation was like 100 years
ago, journey through the Egyptian past from
the time before the pharaohs to the dawn
of Christianity, and come face to face with a
New Kingdom mummy.

14 Abercromby Square, University of Liverpool Campus, L69 7WZ.
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The Victoria Gallery
& Museum
Experience the splendour of the Victoria Building – from which the term ‘red brick
university’ was coined. Be amazed by the displays of curiosities from the University
of Liverpool’s history. Highlights include weird and wonderful zoology specimens
and an internationally important collection of dentures made from human teeth
– known as ‘Waterloo Teeth’. Whilst visiting the Tate Hall Museum, look up at the
incredible vaulted ceiling.
There are permanent displays on the history of the building and a gallery dedicated
to John James Audubon, a wildlife artist and naturalist who travelled to Liverpool
in the 1800s to fundraise for the creation of his famous book ‘Birds of America’,
consisting of 435 life-sized lithographs. Other spaces house an ever-changing
programme of temporary exhibitions guaranteeing visitors something new to see
each time they visit.

Adult Learning Programme
We provide a range of adult learning opportunities linked to the permanent
collections on display and the temporary exhibitions, including talks, tours
and workshops. Our volunteer team offer regular drop-in tours and can also
accommodate pre-booked groups. Conservators, curators, artists, tutors and
volunteers all contribute to create a diverse and popular learning programme with a
wide appeal.

To find out about upcoming events, please visit
www.vgm.liverpool.ac.uk
or call 0151 794 2348.
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Short courses, lectures and events in the areas of

Art
Art History &
The history of art is about our history – who we were Autumn Term Page 19
and how we lived. Our new, vibrant and encompassing
programme of short courses, talks and gallery visits Lent Term Page 20
explores the ancient, contemporary and modern Subject Index Page 75
scenes through the expert guidance of our experienced
lecturers. There is a focus on current exhibitions such
as Tate Liverpool’s Fernand Léger and Tate Britain’s
Edward Burne-Jones, as well as upcoming shows at
our own Victoria Gallery and Museum. As always, there
will be plenty of gallery visits, including a special trip to
the Petrie Museum at University College, London. Our
partner Tate Liverpool is celebrating 30 years at Albert
Dock, and we will mark this anniversary with a course
looking back on some of its key moments.

Along with the return of some of our most popular
lecturers and courses, such as Julie Robson’s
Architecture of Liverpool and her ten-week explorations
of modern art, as well as Anna Maddison’s look at
Victorian tastes, we happily introduce you to some new
lecturers and new topics: join Danica Ramsey-Brimberg
for a Saturday of Viking art and lunch; let Barbara Jones
give you some questions to ponder in her morning
Art Club courses; watch artist Paul Gatenby compose
a drawing based on your discussions of the nude in
art. With such a variety of subjects covering so many
aspects of art and art history we are sure that there is
something for you.
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September Modern Art Inside and
Out: Making it!
The Art Club: What is
Beauty? 10 meetings from Thursday 27
September
5 meetings from Tuesday 25 2 - 4pm
September With Julie Robson
10:30am - 12:30pm October
With Barbara Jones £110/£94/£55
Flying Fish, Octopus
£55/£47/£28 This is a repeat of the previous and Dolphins: Marine
Within the format of book club
course. See above. Life of the Prehistoric
get-togethers, we will explore CRN 22204/CEPD4000 Aegean
the ideas of beauty in art. We will Tuesday 2 October
expand beyond conventional Architecture of 2 - 4pm
Western notions of beauty and Liverpool With Dr Gina Muskett
discuss whether beauty is culturally
dependent, and if it is in the eye of 10 meetings from Friday 28 Ness Botanic Gardens,
the beholder. September Neston, Wirral
10:30am - 12:30pm £10
CRN 22211/CEPD4000
With Julie Robson
Minoan, Mycenaean and Cycladic
Modern Art Inside and £110/£94/£55 art of the 2nd millennium BC
Out: Making It! Liverpool has 2,500 listed indicates that the sea and its
buildings, more than any other creatures played an important role
10 meetings from Thursday 27 in these societies. This lecture
UK city outside London. This
September considers the types of marine life
course explores the architectural
10:30am - 12:30pm depicted in Aegean prehistoric art
significance of the city and traces
With Julie Robson and their archaeological context.
its development from international
£110/£94/£55 port to its recent regeneration. CRN 22232/CEPD4000
Besides classroom lectures and
With a focus on current exhibitions workshops, there will be a number
such as the John Moores Prize of architectural walks around the Edward Burne-Jones,
and Liverpool Biennial, this course city. Bring your walking boots Pre-Raphaelite Master
explores the different strategies, and camera!
materials and processes used to 5 meetings from Wednesday
make art. The sessions take place CRN 22190/CEPD4000 3 October
inside the classroom and out in 2 - 4pm
With Dr Anna Maddison
the museums and galleries of Architecture of
Merseyside. Liverpool £55/£47/£28
CRN 22202/CEPD4000
10 meetings from Friday 28 Tate Britain is staging an important
September Burne-Jones retrospective this
2 - 4pm autumn, and in honour of that,
With Julie Robson we will study his paintings and
decorative work (which included
£110/£94/£55 stained glass and tapestry) in
This is a repeat of the previous context and will address his artistic
course. See above. influences and legacy.
CRN 22191/CEPD4000 CRN 22286/CEPD4022
5 Credits
20 Art and Art History

The Jewel Box of Tate 30 January
Ancient Egypt 5 meetings from Tuesday 30 Modern Art Inside and
10 meetings from Friday 5 October Out: Intersections
October 10:30am - 12:30pm
10:30am - 12:30pm With Julie Robson 10 meetings from Thursday 31
With Dr Joanne Backhouse January
Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock 10:30am - 12:30pm
£110/£94/£55
£55/£47/£28 With Julie Robson
Jewellery from ancient Egypt £110/£94/£55
This is a repeat of the previous
was highly decorative but much
course. See above. What happens when art meets
of it was also protective, curative
and regenerative, used by both CRN 22206/CEPD4000 literature, history, music, geography
the living and the dead. The and other areas? This course
archaeological contexts and looks at a wide range of artistic
illustrations of jewellery in tombs,
November expression from architectural
sculpture to album covers; video
temples and spell books will be Naked or Nude? installation to the novels of Julian
examined in this course. Includes Attitudes on the Body Barnes. The sessions take place
handling sessions at the Garstang
in Art from the 19th inside the classroom and out in
and the Manchester Museum.  
Century to Today the galleries and museums of
CRN 22289/CEPD4026 Liverpool.
10 Credits Saturday 17 November
10am - 4:30pm CRN 22199/CEPD4000
With Paul Gatenby
Tate 30
£46 Modern Art Inside and
5 meetings from Saturday 27 Out: Intersections
October The question in Genesis asking
10:30am - 12:30pm ‘Who told you that you were 10 meetings from Thursday 31
With Julie Robson naked?’ implies nudity as a state of January
mind as much as a bodily state. So, 2 - 4pm
Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock what does the artistic nude in With Julie Robson
£55/£47/£28 Western art say about us? Artist
Paul Gatenby will create an artwork
£110/£94/£55
As Tate Liverpool celebrates its during the day based on the This is a repeat of the previous
30th anniversary, we look back group’s discussion. course. See above.
on some of the key moments in
its history - its contribution to the CRN 22205/CEPD4000 CRN 22201/CEPD4000
city’s cultural life, ground-breaking
exhibitions and displays, and an
innovative approach to presenting
and interpreting contemporary art.
This course is held entirely at Tate
Liverpool.
CRN 22208/CEPD4000

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information about studying
for credit and a new course
to support your studies:
Academic Skills: the Essentials

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February
Before the Pyramids:
The Artists of Ancient
Egypt
10 meetings from Friday 1
February Five Liverpool Victorian Values: 19th-
10:30am - 12:30pm Architects Century Art, In and
With Dr Joanne Backhouse Out of Fashion
6 meetings from Friday 1
£110/£94/£55 February 5 meetings from Wednesday
The art produced in 2 - 4:30pm 6 February
Egypt’s Predynastic period, With Julie Robson 2 - 4pm
including beautiful pottery, palettes With Dr Anna Maddison
£83/£71/£42
and figurines, has a freedom not
£55/£47/£28
seen in later pharaonic art. We will Over six weeks we will examine the
explore this fascinating early era to work of five individual architects The status of high Victorian art
understand the origins of ancient associated with different periods was challenged by the intrusion
Egypt. Visits to the Garstang and in Liverpool’s history:  John Foster, of modernism from the late 19th
Manchester Museum included. Alfred Waterhouse, Peter Ellis, century on. This course will chart
Herbert J Rowse and James the modernist rejection and later
CRN 22287/CEPD4023
10 Credits Stirling - who with his partner reappraisals of Victorian tastes.  A
Michael Wilford, is the subject of gallery visit is included.
an exhibition at the University’s
Architecture of CRN 22290/CEPD4024
Victoria Gallery and Museum.  5 Credits
Liverpool Includes classroom sessions, short
walks and a gallery visit.
10 meetings from Friday 1
February CRN 22213/CEPD4000 March
10:30am - 12:30pm Drawing Léger at Tate
With Julie Robson Fernand Léger at Tate Saturday 2 March
£110/£94/£55 Liverpool 10:30am - 4:30pm
Liverpool has 2,500 listed Saturday 2 February With Paul Gatenby
buildings, more than any other 10:30am - 4:30pm Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock
UK city outside London. This With Dr Judith Walsh
course explores the architectural £49
Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock
significance of the city and Artist-tutor Paul Gatenby will take
traces its development from £46 participants through a series of
international port to its recent drawing challenges inspired by
Léger captured 20th-century
regeneration. Besides classroom the art of Fernand Léger in Tate
life in its own terms: the signs,
lectures and workshops, there will Liverpool’s Léger retrospective.
colours and chaos of the city; the
be a number of architectural walks Lively drawing activities will follow
rhythm, sheen and dynamism of
around the city. Bring your walking Léger’s journey from cubist to
the machine age. This study day
boots and camera! proto-pop artist. Held at Tate
examines the development of his
CRN 22192/CEPD4000 unique visual language in response Liverpool, entry to the exhibition
to a changing world. Held at Tate and drawing materials are included. 
Liverpool, entry to the Léger CRN 22196/CEPD4000
exhibition is included.
CRN 22193/CEPD4000
22 Art and Art History

Viking Art in the Bulls, Boars and Blue
British Isles Monkeys: Animal Life
Saturday 16 March
of the Prehistoric
10am - 4:30pm Aegean
With Danica Ramsey- Tuesday 30 April
Brimberg 2 - 4pm
£46 With Dr Gina Muskett

One of the most iconic forms April Ness Botanic Gardens,
of evidence of the Vikings in Neston, Wirral
Britain is their sculpture, which The Art Club: “Why
£10
blends Christian and pagan, local Have There Been No
and Scandinavian designs and Great Women Artists?” The depiction of animal life
imagery. This hybrid form of art is is a major feature of Minoan,
5 meetings from Tuesday 23 Mycenaean and Cycladic art
an example of the long history of April
multiculturalism and interaction of the 2nd millennium BC. This
10:30am - 12:30pm lecture considers the diverse
around the Irish Sea. With Barbara Jones range of animals shown in
CRN 22235/CEPD4000 Aegean prehistoric art and their
£55/£47/£28
archaeological contexts, from
Face to Face with Early This was the title of Linda practical to symbolic.
Nochlin’s influential essay from
Egyptians at the Petrie 1971. Taking the style of book club CRN 22233/CEPD4000
Museum, University get-togethers, we will continue
College, London to answer that question with
Monday 18 March discussions of the barriers that
1 - 5pm women have faced within the art
With Dr Joanne Backhouse world, and in debates about the
role of gender in artistic creativity.
Petrie Museum, University
CRN 22210/CEPD4000
College, London
£26
Art in the Prehistoric
The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Aegean
Archaeology is rich in its holdings
of Predynastic and Early Dynastic 5 meetings from Wednesday
objects, as well as an outstanding 24 April
collection of pharaonic art. We 10:30am - 12:30pm
will be hosted by Petrie staff and With Dr David Smith
treated to handling sessions £55/£47/£28
on a day when they will be
otherwise closed to the public. Long before the age of classical
Students should not make travel Greece, art forms produced in the
arrangements until course viability region, from pottery and personal
is confirmed.    ornaments to monumental wall
paintings, give evidence of religion,
CRN 22194/CEPD4000 politics, and life and death in the
prehistoric Aegean. Includes a visit
to the Garstang Museum.
CRN 22195/ALGY000

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May The Kitchen Sink
Painters: The Baby and
Temples of Art: the Bathwater
Victorian to White
Cube Saturday 11 May
10am - 4:30pm
6 meetings from With Paul Gatenby
Wednesday 1 May
2 - 4pm £46
With Dr Anna Maddison
A look at the social realists from
£66/£56/£33 the 1950s who found inspiration
in the ordinary and everyday.
This course charts the history These artists were the visual
and evolution of the art gallery counterpart to the gritty dramatists
from the Victorian ‘Temple of Art’ and novelists of that exciting time
to the modernist ‘White Cube’ between the Second World War
exhibition space. Local, national and the Swinging Sixties.
and international examples are
considered. The course includes CRN 22212/CEPD4000
one session at the Walker Art
Gallery and one session at Tate
Liverpool.
CRN 22288/CEPD4025
5 Credits

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extensive programme of free and ticketed
special events, public lectures and seminars?
To find out more and browse the programme, visit
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Short courses, lectures and events in the areas of

Business,
Technology
Personal Finance
&
Covering skills that will enhance your CV and offering Autumn Term Page 25
opportunities to learn a little bit more about investment,
welfare benefits or technology – our new Business, Lent Term Page 26
Technology and Personal Finance programme is an ideal Subject Index Page 75
starting point to upskill in these vital topics for today’s
environment. Our short courses are perfect to enhance your
skills and knowledge in areas as diverse as digital marketing,
statistical analysis, Microsoft Office and leadership.
New for 2018/19 we have Has my PC Been Hacked? with
Robert McBride – an excellent introduction to protecting
your home computer from malicious software. Dr
Kallinterakis introduces students to the psychology involved
in financial investments and Vincent Page will guide you
through technical programming via the python programming
language. We welcome the return of Grace Carter whose
expertise in SPSS dissects statistical analysis for beginners
and intermediate users. The ever popular Bob Dowd
counsels on the skills and tools essential for modern
leaders of industry.
This is an interactive programme of engaging and
relevant courses, and regardless of your reason for
studying with us, our friendly and expert lecturers will
ensure a fulfilling experience.

All courses at the University of Liverpool unless stated.

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October Introduction to Programming Robots
Statistics with SPSS Wednesday 17 October
Has my PC Been
4 meetings from Thursday 4 1 - 3pm
Hacked? With Dr Louise Dennis
October
6 meetings from Wednesday 6 - 8pm
£10
3 October With Grace Carter
6 - 8pm
With Robert McBride £44/£37/£22 This session will introduce key
concepts in programming robots
£66/£56/£33 SPSS for Windows provides a and then provide an opportunity
powerful statistical analysis and to gain hands-on experience pro-
A PC is more likely to be hijacked data management system in a gramming simple robots using the
by malicious software than to be graphical environment and uses Python programming language.
hacked. This course will explore descriptive menus and simple No previous experience with Py-
techniques and tools that can dialog boxes that do most of thon or programming is required.
be deployed to perform a deep the work for you. This course is CRN 22447/ENVS000
forensic examination of a PC ideal for beginners who wish to
in order to discover the cause, gain experience in statistics and
remove malicious software and will deal with topics including: November
discover who has been accessing inputting, listing, editing and inter-
your PC. It will also cover how preting data, t-tests, correlation,
Getting More from
to configure policy settings to and other useful tests. Previous Excel
enhance the security of your data experience of statistics is not a 6 meetings from Monday 5
and take back control of your PC. requirement. November
Students will be required to bring CRN 22151/CEPD6000 6 - 8pm
a memory stick with them of at With Peter Talent
least 64GB.
CRN 22588/CEPD6000
Introduction to £66/£56/£33
Investor Psychology
Microsoft Excel is incredibly
5 meetings from Wednesday widely used and having a good
10 October understanding of how it works
2 - 4pm is a key skill for today’s employ-
With Dr Bill Kallinterakis ment. This 6 week course will
£55/£47/£28 provide opportunities for both
beginners and more experienced
Since the 1990s, the world has users to improve their skills and
witnessed at least have a dozen to pick up tips and techniques
major bubbles and crashes, which through hands on use. The
have been attributed to investors’ course will cover both simple and
irrational exuberance. This course complex spreadsheet designs
will show in some detail how and will include topics such as
psychology is linked to trading functions, formatting, tables
decisions, both for individuals and and more. However, as far as
groups. possible students will be able to
pursue specific areas of interest.
CRN 22422/ULMS000
Lessons will be supplemented
by handouts covering individual
exercises.
CRN 22156/CEPD6000
26 Business, Technology and Personal Finance

SPSS for Intermediate Strategies for Making What are the Limits of
Users Every Day Things Computing?
4 meetings from Thursday 15 Saturday 17 November Tuesday 27 November
November 9:30am - 4:00pm 6 - 8pm
6 - 8pm With Sarini Jayasinghe With Dr Sven Linker
With Grace Carter
£46 £10
£44/£37/£22
In this workshop we will discuss In this course we will take a
SPSS for Windows enables the the current strategies in manufac- look at what it really means ‘to
user to explore their data through turing that are practiced by our compute’, and where the limits of
the use of in depth and analytical most successful global brands. computation are. The use of com-
methods. This course will cover As a consumer, we benefit from puters affect our lives daily, from
statistical techniques to investi- processes and strategies that social media to corporations that
gate relationships between vari- are used to deliver high quality use our personal data to develop
ables, such as regression, or to products, and subsequently every customer profiles, and it is easy to
compare groups of data, such as manufacturing plant constantly get the impression that comput-
analysis of variance. The course upgrades their systems with the ers can solve every problem.
will also deal with the types of latest technology to fulfill ever However, as we will explain this
errors that can occur when con- increasing consumer demands. is far from true. No knowledge in
ducting various statistical tests. A In this interactive workshop we mathematics or programming is
general understanding of SPSS will explore in-depth, the modern necessary. 
and statistics is recommended for manufacturing techniques that CRN 22311/ENVS000
this course. produce our every-day products
CRN 22153/CEPD6000 and the technologies used to
meet demand.  January
CRN 22313/ENVS000 Introduction
to Technical
Programming
10 meetings from Monday 21
January
6 - 8pm
With Vincent Page
£110/£94/£55

Programming surrounds us in
everyday life. It is in phones, cars,
computers and autopilot systems.
It is used in a variety of applica-
tions, from simulations of heat
transfer through a material to the
fluid flow through wind turbines.
It is also used in computer games
to create the visuals, game
mechanics and physics engines.
Technical programming is all
about calculations, as opposed
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to a screen. In this course the Digital Marketing Getting More from
students will learn the numerical
10 meetings from Tuesday 29
Microsoft Office
methods that will allow them to
start creating their own simula- January 2 - 4pm 8 meetings from Tuesday 5
tions or carry out calculations on With Mark Russell February 6 - 8pm
physical systems. The course will With Peter Talent
£110/£94/£55
use the freely available Python
£88/£75/£44
programming language. It would This non-technical course is
be advantageous for students aimed at entrepreneurs and Microsoft Office is arguably
to have a basic understand- others seeking to harness digital the most widely used software
ing of vectors/ matrices, linear to promote their business or for both business and home
equations, polynomial equations, social enterprise, and traditional use. Having an understanding
differentiation, integration, and marketers who wish to learn more of how Office applications work
arithmetic. However, reviews of about digital. We will cover how is a key skill for today’s IT based
each subject are given in the to formulate digital campaigns world. The flexible approach
lectures and extra support is pro- including planning websites, us- adopted in this 8 week course
vided for those without a maths er-centred design, content strat- will cater for both new and more
background. egy and analytics. Social media, experienced users. Covering
CRN 22536/ENVS910 email marketing and SEO (Search the whole suite of programmes
10 Credits Engine Optimization) will also - Excel, Access, PowerPoint and
be covered. You are welcome to Word - it will reinforce basic skills
bring your own laptop or tablet to
Developing Leadership sessions, but this is not essential.
as well as offering tips, tricks and
shortcuts. All lessons will be sup-
8 meetings from Monday 28 CRN 22228/ULMS9002 plemented by handouts covering
January 10 Credits individual exercises.
6 - 8:30pm
With Bob Dowd CRN 22157/CEPD6000
February
£110/£94/£55
How Accurate is The Internet of Things
This introductory course will Virtual Reality? 4 meetings from Wednesday
equip potential leaders with the
Tuesday 5 February 6 - 7pm 6 February 6 - 7pm
understanding and practical skills
With Shirley Eseigbe With Dr Ikenna Anthony Okaro
to lead more confidently and
competently. Our focus will be on £7 £22/£19/£11
the abilities essential to success
in today’s organisations: leading Computer simulation is a diverse This is an interactive course that
change, managing performance, and increasingly important field will highlight key advances in the
problem-solving and developing of research that has become ‘Internet of Things’, the trends,
individuals. an essential tool for an array of risks, present challenges and
diverse applications from medi- outlook for the future. It explores
CRN 22367/ULMS938
10 Credits cine to engineering. Essential for how the Internet of Things
business and scientific research, extends internet connectivity
modelling can bring to life scenar- beyond computers and smart
ios that would not be accessible phones to also include a diverse
otherwise and in this talk we range of devices that utilize this
explore how ‘real’ our worlds can technology with everyday ob-
be represented and, how smart jects. No pre-requisite is required
are the decisions we infer from other than an interest in the
real-world modelling. Internet of Things. 
CRN 22586/ENVS000 CRN 22312/ENVS000
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Academic Skills: The
Essentials
5 meetings from Monday 25
February
6 - 8pm
With Julie McColl
Multimedia – £60/£52/£33
Television Production
6 meetings from Thursday 21 This short 5-credit course, which
February runs from February 25 to March March
6.30 - 8.30pm 25, is designed to equip you with
Welfare Benefits Law
With David Hocker the skills you need to enhance
your learning and unlock your
and Helping People
£66/£56/£33 academic potential. It will be to Challenge Unfair
tailored to meet your specific Decisions
Each session in this six-week requirements and will include
course will take the form of a prac- 5 meetings from Wednesday
coaching in a range of key areas, 6 March
tical workshop looking at video for example critical thinking, aca-
editing and television production. 6 - 8pm
demic writing, referencing, library With Helen Green
The aim is to acquaint you with and research skills, finding and
an understanding of the language using sources, constructing an £55/£47/£28
of the screen and the principles argument and reflecting on your
of television production. We will learning. This course provides an overview
look at television craft skills and The course includes 2 full-class of the welfare benefit system. We
the process of making a short meetings plus online activities will study Universal Credit
programme or demonstration and/or individual or small group which has reportedly caused
clips. Some previous experience support sessions according to significant decrease in income
of editing, using software such as your needs. Accreditation is for both those claiming out of
Adobe Premiere or similar, would included in the student fee. work benefits and those who
be an advantage but not essential are working but who are on low
CRN 22363/CEPD8001
CRN 22632/CEPD6000 5 Credits wages. We will look at Bedroom
Tax and discover how the Benefit
Cap can impact upon families by
reducing the amount of help they
get with housing costs. We will
consider the issues facing people
from abroad who need to claim
state benefits and will explore the
increased challenges for people
with disabilities and their carers
who are claiming Employment
Support Allowance and Personal
Independence Payments. The
course will offer guidance
through this complex system of
state benefits and explain how to
challenge decisions that are felt
to be unfair.
CRN 22587/CEPD7000

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Liverpool
Girl Geeks
Is it time to
relaunch your
career in the
exciting world
of tech?
In an increasingly
digital world,
are your skills
still sharp?

Liverpool Girl Geeks is a community of women and men
dedicated to increasing diversity in the tech and digital sector.
We run a range of digital skills courses for beginners, covering
topics like coding, UX design, Google Analytics, social media for
business and much more.

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Short courses, lectures and events in the areas of

English Language,
Literature
Creative Writing
The 2018-2019 programme for Creative Writing, English
Language, and Literature, and Irish Studies, is an exciting
mix of old favourites and new ideas: Shakespeare, the
&
Autumn Term
Lent Term
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writing of Charlotte and Emily Brontë, Muriel Spark, Subject Index Page 75
Chekhov, Joyce, the poetry of Seamus Heaney, and
novels about shell shock. Politics makes an appearance
in the form of Irish women writers opposing British Rule
in the early twentieth century, and Robert Tressel’s The
Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists, still powerful 100
years on. Our Creative Writing programme is a perfect
starting point for experienced writers and beginners, with
courses on poetry, writing for performance, writing for
children, short stories and novels.

If you are pushed for time, or a mid-week course
doesn’t suit you, why not try one of our “CE Saturday”
workshops, such as Shakespeare on the Couch, on
Julian of Norwich, or Walking and Writing, a day of
reading and discussion perfect for armchair travellers
and keen walkers alike.

All courses at the University of Liverpool unless stated.

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October Nomads of the Wastes. Exploring Seamus
The City, Sea and Heaney’s Poetry
Chekhov’s Early and Suburbia in the Work
Middle Stories of James Hanley
10 meetings from Wednesday
3 October
10 meetings from Tuesday 2 10:30am - 12:30pm
5 meetings from Tuesday 2
October With Andy Jurgis
October
10:30am - 12:30pm
6 - 8pm Frodsham Community Centre
With Andy Jurgis
With Michael Gill
The School Room, Kelsall £130/£111/£65
£55/£47/£28
Methodist Church
Seamus Heaney was one of the
£130/£111/£65 Similar to his earlier works, iconic poets of the late 20th
James Hanley’s writing from Century and early 21st Century,
Although Chekhov remains WWII onwards reflected changing and winner of the Nobel Prize
best-known, at least in Western social and economic landscape for Literature. An opportunity to
Europe, for his famous late of the time. Yet, despite leaving explore the range of Heaney’s
plays, he was also a writer Liverpool in the 1930s, the city poetry throughout his literary
of remarkable short stories remained an integral theme of his career with some reference
throughout his literary career. We work which were often contrasted also to his non-fiction prose and
shall discuss a range of his early against the different locations translations. In collaboration
and middle stories in the Penguin he had encountered throughout with the Workers Educational
Classics editions including such his life. Join us as we explore Association (WEA).
ground-breaking works as The how Merseyside, amongst other
Steppe and Ward No. 6. In locations, underpins the work of CRN 22357/ENGL920
10 Credits
collaboration with the Workers James Hanley after 1940.
Educational Association (WEA). CRN 22653/HIST000
CRN 22356/ENGL920 Writing Poetry 1
10 Credits
20 meetings from Thursday 4
October
Writing at Ness 1 2 - 4pm
With Dr Gladys Mary Coles
10 meetings from Tuesday 2
October £198/£168/£99
2 - 4pm
With Dr Gladys Mary Coles Led by an experienced and
widely published poet, this course
Ness Botanic Gardens, aims to develop your individual
Neston, Wirral voice and technical skill. You
£110/£94/£55 will be encouraged to work in
a variety of poetic forms and
An intensive course in Creative shown how to edit your poems.
Writing, led by an award-winning Discussion is in a warm and
poet and novelist. Learn how friendly environment. The perfect
to write in a variety of genres, course for aspiring poets.
exploring poetry, short fiction and CRN 22302/CREA931
memoir/journal writing within the 20 Credits
attractive setting of the Botanical
Gardens.
CRN 22299/CREA000
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Writing for Radio
20 meetings from Tuesday 9
October
2 - 4pm
With Karen Brown
£198/£168/£99

Learn how to write drama for
European Literature in 21st Century Women radio with Karen Brown, an
Translation Writers experienced writer whose
20 meetings from Friday 5 10 meetings from Tuesday 9 commissioned work includes
October October several series and one-off dramas
10:30am - 12:30pm 10:30am - 12:30pm for national radio.
With Dr Kate O’Leary With Dr Shirley Jones CRN 22297/CREA000

£198/£168/£99 £110/£94/£55
Creative Writing –
The course will look at a variety of On this course we shall Beginning the Craft
20th century texts from Central, sample the work of compelling
10 meetings from Tuesday 9
Middle and Eastern Europe. contemporary writers: Kate
October
Authors will include Mann, Grass, Atkinson, Eimear McBride,
7 - 9pm
Durrenmatt and Brecht amongst Deborah Levy, Ali Smith and
With Alice Bennett
others. Zadie Smith. Themes such as
CRN 22186/ENGL940 family, friendship and sexuality £110/£94/£55
20 Credits are explored within texts which
can be playful, political and This 10-week course takes
challenging. budding writers on a journey
Unruly Shakespeare through the many aspects of
CRN 22251/ENGL000
10 meetings from Friday 5 creative writing. Each session
October includes a theme such as
2 - 4pm Muriel Spark character, place, plot, tension,
With Dr Kate O’Leary 8 monthly meetings from imagery, beginnings and endings,
Tuesday 9 October all underpinned by writing
£110/£94/£55 exercises and a little bit of writing
1 - 3pm
With Rachel Cleaver & Dr and creativity theory. Writers
This course will consider how the will learn the craft of writing in a
body politic is explored through
Shirley Jones
no-pressure, friendly environment
images and ideas of disease, £88/£75/£44 in which the tutor aims to help
insanity and the wayward every writer enjoy the slow of ‘just
‘bastard’ in a selection of texts In the year of Spark’s centenary, a writing’.
from Shakespeare, Middleton, chance to discuss a range of her
Webster and Ford. CRN 22629/CREA900
fiction, including Memento Mori, 10 Credits
CRN 22185/ENGL000 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,
The Girls of Slender Means and
The Driver’s Seat. The course will
explore some of Spark’s main
themes: power, control and the
monstrousness of life.
CRN 22250/ENGL000

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Writing for Texts and Echoes
Performance 1 10 meetings from Thursday 11
10 meetings from Wednesday October
10 October 2 - 4pm
7 - 9pm With Dr Kate O’Leary & David
With Karen Brown & Paul Rice
Goetzee Monthly Novel 1: Shell
£110/£94/£55
£110/£94/£55 Shock
In this course we examine how
4 monthly meetings Friday 19
An introduction to the techniques recurring features of plot, theme
October, Friday 16 November,
used in writing for TV, Film, Radio and character in literatures
Friday 14 December & Friday
and Stage. This course aims to of the past are found in more
11 January
provide students with a secure recent texts. Looking at links,
11:30am - 3pm
grasp of the tools of performance connections and influences
With Dr Sharon Connor & Dr
writing: character development, between a selection of novels,
Shirley Jones
story structure, dialogue, scene poems, plays and films, we will
building, subtext etc. explore stories that insist on £77/£65/£39
being re-told.
CRN 22295/CREA000
CRN 22244/ENGL000 Rebecca West’s The Return of
the Soldier, published in 1918, is
From Faustus to the first novel to refer to shell-
Frankenstein Writing Short Stories shock. Perhaps unsurprisingly,
and Novels in a century marked by global
10 meetings from Thursday 11
16 meetings from Wednesday conflict, it is a thread which
October
17 October runs through 20th century
10:30am - 12:30pm
6:30 - 9pm literature. Besides West’s novel,
With David Rice
With Emma Segar we shall look at Woolf’s Mrs
£110/£94/£55 Dalloway, Heller’s Catch-22, and
£198/£168/£99 Regeneration by Pat Barker.
To mark the 200th anniversary of CRN 22521/ENGL000
the publication of ‘Frankenstein’, This course will cover various
this course traces a less familiar forms of prose fiction, and
ancestry of the novel in the quest explore the processes of seeking How to Read a Poem
for immortality (as a blessing inspiration, planning around 6 meetings from Monday 22
or a curse!) from the ‘occult an idea, beginning a story and October
science’ of Renaissance Alchemy developing a plot. Classes involve 2 - 4pm
and Cabala, works of Marlowe reading and discussing examples With Dr Kate O’Leary
and Shakespeare, through of good practice, followed by
Rosicrucianism and the shadowy practical workshop exercises. £66/£56/£33
side of the Enlightenment, to the This course would suit both
Shelleys, Byron and the literary beginners and more experienced This course will consider a range
legacy of the events of summer writers who have an idea they of poets and poetic styles. We
1816. wish to develop, or those looking will examine theme, style, mood
for new ideas and methods of and a range of poetic techniques.
CRN 22245/ENGL000
structuring their work. Writers will include Spenser,
CRN 22599/CREA917 Wordsworth, Emily Dickinson and
20 Credits U.A. Fanthorpe.
CRN 22184/ENGL918
5 Credits
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Women of the Revival:
Irish Women Writers
against the British
Rule
Saturday 17 November
9:30am - 4pm
With Yasmine Radjabi
£46
Charlotte Brontë: November Spend a day reading and
Shirley studying the work of Alice
Walking and Writing
Tuesday 23 October Milligan and Katharine Tynan, two
2 - 4pm Saturday 17 November of the most important women
With Dr Sharon Connor 9:30am - 4pm writers of the Irish Literary
With Dr Shirley Jones Revival. Although they have
£10 often been overshadowed by
£46
the international fame of W.B.
170 years from the publication Yeats and others, Milligan and
On this course we will wander
of Brontë’s third novel, this two Tynan, in their poetry, journalism,
through a range of writing about
hour workshop will question and prose writing, brought the
walks or walking. We’ll take a
whether Charlotte’s diverse “Irish question” to an English
path through the landscape
representations of women are still readership, and reframed the role
and psychology of Romantic,
relevant today. of Irish women in the struggle for
Victorian, Modernist and
CRN 22249/ENGL000 Independence.
contemporary writers considering
both real and metaphorical CRN 22431/IRIS000
Writing for Children journeys. For walkers and
armchair ramblers alike.
8 meetings from Tuesday 23
CRN 22182/ENGL000
October
6:30 - 9pm
With Emma Segar Emily Brontë:
£110/£94/£55
Wuthering Heights
Saturday 17 November
This course will cover writing for 9:30am - 4pm
children of all ages. In a relaxed With Loriner Allan
and informal setting, we will use
readings, discussion and practical
£46
workshops to explore the major
formats, genres and categories of In the bi-centenary year of Emily
children’s fiction. Brontë’s birth, her only novel
continues to fascinate and
CRN 22294/CREA000 stand markedly apart from other
Victorian novels, combining
elements of Gothic literature with
features more reminiscent of
modern novels. What do we make
of this novel in the 21st century?
CRN 22247/ENGL000

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December Beaching The Tempest
Simone De Beauvoir - 10 meetings from Friday 11
The Woman Destroyed January
3:30 - 5:30pm
Tuesday 4 December With Dr Jonathan Day
2 - 4pm
With Dr Sharon Connor £110/£94/£55
£10 William Shakespeare’s comic-
romance The Tempest has been
A two hour workshop in which to the subject of ever-increasing
explore De Beauvoir’s collection critical appraisal in the 21st
of three short stories. First century, with the nature of the
published in Britain in 1969, the island itself and the people
three interconnecting stories upon it under scrutiny. Indeed,
examine the role of the mature the current climate makes
woman at a pivotal point of the interrogation of Britain’s
feminist history. relationship to the broader
CRN 22248/ENGL000 world more urgent than ever.
This course aims to both
An Introduction to familiarise students with this
January Gilbert White and The late-Shakespearean classic and
The Early Novels of Natural History of to situate the play within the
contemporaneous discourses of
Virginia Woolf Selborne (published early modern travel.
10 meetings from Tuesday 8
1789)
CRN 22625/ENGL000
January 10 meetings from Wednesday
10:30am - 12:30pm 9 January
With Andy Jurgis 10:30am - 12:30pm James Joyce’s Ulysses
With Andy Jurgis 10 meetings from Monday 14
The School Room, Kelsall
Methodist Church Frodsham Community Centre January
7 - 9pm
£130/£111/£65 £130/£111/£65 With Donal Manning

Virginia Woolf’s later novels (for Gilbert White’s The Natural £110/£94/£55
example Mrs Dalloway and To the History of Selborne (1789) has
Lighthouse) are among the most been continuously in print since James Joyce’s Ulysses is a
famous in 20th Century literature. it was first published with around wild, rumbustious, funny, frank,
This course though will take a 300 editions to date. The course earthy masterpiece of literary
step back to allow discussion will consider why this early Modernism, with an unjustified
of Woolf’s important first three environmental work has been reputation for difficulty, and
novels - The Voyage Out, Night so enduringly popular among not enough credit for its
and Day and Jacob’s Room - all of readers, explore the biography humour. Embark on a ten-week
which were first indicators of her of its elusive author and consider peregrination of Joyce’s Dublin
remarkable talent as a novelist. the lasting influence of White’s and find out what makes this
In collaboration with the Workers great work on later nature writing. novel so great.
Educational Association (WEA). In collaboration with the Workers CRN 22134/IRIS000
CRN 22358/ENGL920 Educational Association (WEA).
10 Credits CRN 22359/ENGL920
10 Credits
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The Female Gothic Writing at Ness 2 February
– the First Two
Centuries
10 meetings from Tuesday 29 Creative Writing –
January Developing the Craft
10 meetings from Thursday 17 2 - 4pm
January With Dr Gladys Mary Coles 8 meetings from Tuesday 5
10:30am - 12:30pm February
Ness Botanic Gardens, 7 - 9pm
With David Rice Neston, Wirral WIth Alice Bennett
£110/£94/£55 £110/£94/£55 £110/£94/£55
In this course we look at how An intensive course in Creative This 8-week course is focused
women writers from the 1790s to Writing, led by an award-winning purely on the writers’ own works
the present, with an emphasis on poet and novelist. Learn how produced outside of class, so
the 20th century, have found the to write in a variety of genres, would suit writers who are already
ever-controversial genre of Gothic exploring poetry, short fiction and producing work independently.
a realm in which to articulate memoir/journal writing within the Students will submit writing
themes in their lives, experience attractive setting of the Botanical throughout the course that will
and fantasy, and examine how Gardens. be critiqued by the whole class
far ‘Female Gothic’ manages to CRN 22300/CREA000 as well as the tutor. This is a
be simultaneously a literature of lively and energetic course that
terror, ‘hysteria’, protest, desire requires commitment to sharing
and strange delight. your work with the writing class
CRN 22246/ENGL000 and receiving feedback and also
providing feedback to help other
writers in their development.
Writing for Students learn a lot about their
Performance 2 writing in a short space of time but
10 meetings from Wednesday the environment is very friendly
23 January and supportive.
7 - 9pm CRN 22630/CREA906
With Karen Brown & Paul 10 Credits
Goetzee
£130/£111/£65

A practical exploration of the
techniques used in writing for TV,
Film, Radio and Stage, through a
piece of original writing. Building
on their grasp of the tools of
performance writing (character
development, story structure,
dialogue, scene building, subtext
etc.) students will produce an
original piece of writing for
performance in a chosen medium.
An extract of this will be read by
professional actors at the end of
the course.
CRN 22296/CREA000

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Jim Phelan: Criminal, Writing Short Stories
Tramp, or Irish and Novels - Towards
Revolutionary the End
5 meetings from Tuesday 19 6 meetings from Wednesday
February 24 April
6 - 8pm 6:30 - 9pm
With Michael Gill With Emma Segar
£55/£47/£28 £83/£71/£42

Jim Phelan led an eventful life. This course is a follow-up to
His escapades from 1895 to Writing Short Stories and Novels,
1966 took him from Ireland via and will cover more advanced
Liverpool to England’s toughest elements of plot, theme and
prisons. He walked the roads style, as well as the processes
as a vagabond and maintained of editing and publication.
a career as a writer spanning Classes will follow the same
almost four decades. But who format of reading, discussion and
is Jim Phelan? Join us as we workshop exercises, but include
investigate the many identities more opportunities for students
of Jim Phelan and explore how April to share their own work for critical
his works reflect the cultural and feedback. This course would
historical context of the time. ‘The Ragged Trousered suit writers of any level who are
CRN 22652/HIST000 Philanthropist: the already working on a story or
Political Economy novel that they wish to complete

March of Robert Tressell/ or improve.
Noonan’ CRN 22327/CREA906
Shakespeare on the 5 Credits
10 meetings from Tuesday 23
Couch: King Lear April
Saturday 16 March 2 - 4pm
9:30am - 4pm With Dr David Lowes
With Dr Kate O’Leary & David £110/£94/£55
Rice
£46 This course will look at the
life and thought of the author
A tragedy of memory and of The Ragged Trousered
forgetting, fate and accident, Philanthropists, Robert Tressel
folly and madness, but also (Noonan), through an examination
self- knowledge, and even of the book and its history. The
redemption. We look at course will present a critical
Shakespeare’s great play of appraisal of particular chapters
old age, and think about what that exemplify his exposition
it has to tell us about kinship, of socialist theory and will also
parenthood, and psychological draw analogies between the
collapse. circumstances and arguments
recounted and those of the
CRN 22242/ENGL000
present day.
CRN 22620/CEPD5000
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Writing Poetry 2 May
5 meetings from Thursday 25 Shakespeare on the
April Couch: Macbeth
2 - 4pm
With Dr Gladys Mary Coles Saturday 11 May
9:30am - 4pm
£55/£47/£28 With Dr Kate O’Leary & David
Rice
A course for poets at all levels of
experience, especially those who £46
took Writing Poetry 1. Led by an
award-winning poet, you will learn A murdered king, a stolen crown,
more about the art and craft of then things get really nasty - but
poetry and how to edit your work. what exactly is it that drives
the Macbeths on their bloody
CRN 22298/CREA916
5 Credits rampage? Our psychoanalytic
look at Shakespeare continues
with the notorious “Scottish Play”.
CRN 22243/ENGL000

Julian of Norwich:
Revelations of Divine
Love
Saturday 11 May
9:30am - 4pm
With John Scrivener
£46

The anchoress Julian of Norwich
seems to have written her
Revelations—the first book in
English known to have been
written by a woman— over a
period of twenty years or more,
as she reflected on ‘shewings’
vouchsafed when she was
near death. This is one of the
great books of the middle
ages, strikingly original both
theologically and in the manner
of writing. Spend a day exploring
her themes. Versions are
available in Penguin and Oxford
World Classics.
CRN 22183/ENGL000

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19 - 21 October 2018

Join us this October for the
second Liverpool Literary
Festival hosted by the University
of Liverpool; a fascinating
weekend of discussions,
readings, workshops and debates
in one of the most dynamic and
vibrant cities in the world.

For more information and to join our mailing list, visit:
www.liverpool.ac.uk/literary-festival
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Short courses, lectures and events in the areas of

Health
& Life Sciences
including Psychology, Medical Science
& Horticulture
This year we are delighted to offer a diverse programme Autumn Term Page 41
that explores the mind, the natural world and medical
ingenuity! Lent Term Page 42
In collaboration with our expert colleagues at Ness Subject Index Page 75
Botanic Gardens, we will guide students through garden
preparation on two Saturday courses and explore the region’s horticultural heritage
with two courses on the gardens of the Wirral and Liverpool. Tim Baxter meanwhile,
will consider the role of plants in modern medicine and the importance of seeds to
human civilisation in two thought-provoking talks.
Keith Morgan returns with his comprehensive examination of clinical, evolutionary
and forensic psychology and, new to this year’s programme, a Saturday Workshop
for Family & Friends: Caring for People with Psychiatric Diagnoses an interactive
workshop aimed at carers who live with people suffering from psychosis, dementia
and other psychiatric conditions. Finally Melissa Chapple will guide students through
the complexities of autism and Asperger syndrome for The Psychology of Autism and
Asperger Syndrome.
Whether you are a professional or simply a keen observer this programme is an
expansive and invigorating offering, bringing together topics for the mind in a
supportive environment. Perfect for those wishing to learn a little about a new
subject, and for those of you looking for more detailed and practical guidance in your
professional life.

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The Psychology of November
Autism and Asperger
Syndrome The Mechanics of
Sight
10 meetings from Monday 8
October 2 meetings Tuesday 20
6 - 8pm November & Tuesday 27
With Melissa Chapple November
6 - 8pm
£110/£94/£55 With Bernardo Teixeira Lopes

October It is believed that over 695,000 £22/£19/£11
of the UK population may have
Sight is the most used sense in
Introduction to Clinical an autistic spectrum condition,
our daily life. The vision process
Psychology but both autism and Asperger
not only permits us to discover
syndrome are often poorly
10 meetings from Wednesday understood. This course will cover
the world, but is also fascinating
3 October what autism and Asperger are in
in itself. During this course we
6 - 8pm depth, covering theories, research
are going to walk through the
With Keith Morgan intervention and issues within
mechanics of sight, the structure
of the eye and what we need
£110/£94/£55 the study of autism. From the
to achieve good vision. We will
beginning of the course students
This course will introduce the examine common eye problems
will be encouraged to challenge
debate between the biomedical that can lead to vision impairment
theories, research, diagnostic
and psychological views of and how engineering is helping us
methods and interventions to
psychiatric/psychological distress to fix them.
develop a critical thinking view
and will present the differing when exploring what autism CRN 22321/ENVS000
views of several common types is. During the course students will
of distress. It will explore the learn how to use basic research
issues dividing biomedical from tools for measuring autistic traits
psychological perspectives and how to interpret these.
and will examine the practical
CRN 22238/PSYC905
consequences that arise from this. 10 Credits
The course will move on to look
at four types of condition and how
we might understand and treat
them.  In addition to exploring more
common conditions it will cover
culturally specific disorders and will
ask whether they change our views
of ‹psychiatric disorders› in general. 
The final section of the course
will focus upon the Common
Factors approach in psychology
and time will be spent thinking
about possible positive sides of
conditions that we ‘cure’. This
course is open to people age 18
years and above.
CRN 22498/PSYC903
10 Credits
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Wild Medicine
Thursday 21 March
6 - 8pm
With Tim Baxter
£10
Drawing on the expertise of
Ness Gardens, discover how
modern medicine owes a great
debt to botany in this illustrated
talk. Plants exploited by ancient
apothecaries have given rise to
more complex and effective cures,
and compounds isolated from
natural herbs have found their way
into a quarter of all the neat little
pills people get from the pharmacy
today. In collaboration with Ness
Botanic Gardens.
CRN 22305/ENVS000

January March
Introduction to Plants and How to
Forensic Psychology Look After Them
10 meetings from Wednesday Saturday 16 March
30 January 10am - 4pm
6 - 8pm With Andy Lambie
With Keith Morgan
£46
£110/£94/£55
Regardless of the size or style of
This course will provide an your garden the key to a good,
introduction to Forensic low maintenance garden (and
Psychology and arising issues a happy gardener) is knowing a
related to investigative practice. little bit about how plants work,
It will cover offender profiling and and the best ways to look after
will examine the two main causes them.  Discover some amazing
of false convictions: eye witness things about plants, how to tackle
testimony and false confessions. It weeds, composting and pruning
will also consider mental disorder alongside some gardening secrets
and criminal acts. The approach and exploding a few myths. In
of the course will be to use video collaboration with Ness Botanic
footage (including coverage of the Gardens.
Mr Big tactic), case studies and CRN 22301/ENVS000
group discussion. This course is
open to people age 18 years and
above.
CRN 22500/PSYC000

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April The Evolution of the
Botanic Garden
Seeds
Thursday 25 April
Thursday 4 April 6 - 8pm
6 - 8pm With Nick Lightfoot
With Tim Baxter
£10
£10
Exploring the evolution of the
Seeds are of immense biological
botanic garden and its changing
and economic importance.
role. A wide-ranging talk that will
They make many cereals and
visit Padua and Oxford, Kew, and
legumes, major food sources for
the University of Liverpool’s very
a large proportion of the world’s
own botanic garden – Ness. Topics
inhabitants. A wide-ranging talk
include research, education, public
delivered by an expert Botanist
outreach and what it means to
from the University’s Ness
be a botanic garden in the 21st
Gardens that will look at seeds
century. This informative talk will be
from the gardeners point - how to
delivered by the Garden Manager
collect and sow them but also of
of Ness Gardens. In collaboration
their wider importance to human
with Ness Botanic Gardens.
May
civilisation and their place in plant
evolution. In collaboration with CRN 22369/ENVS000 An Introduction to
Ness Botanic Gardens. Human Evolutionary
CRN 22304/ENVS000
Psychology
8 meetings from Wednesday
1 May
6 - 8pm
With Keith Morgan
£88/£75/£44
This course offers an introduction
to the basic ideas of evolution
and an exploration of how it can
be applied to help understand
how we think, feel and behave
in various situations. The course
will incorporate guest lecturers to
illustrate the different approaches
that can be used. Topics and
questions that will be discussed
include:  mate choice, why is
domestic violence so common?
Can evolutionary psychology help
us understand psychiatric illness?
Why is homophobia so common
among males? Is psychopathy an
adaptation? This course is open to
people age 18 years and above.
CRN 22497/PSYC000
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Gardens & Designed
Landscapes of Liverpool
Thursday 9 May
6 - 8pm
With Nick Lightfoot
£10
Liverpool has a fascinating garden
heritage. Learn more about Sefton
Park and its Palm House. Discover
the story of William Roscoe and
the Liverpool Botanic Garden, and
uncover the fate of its important
plant collections. And find out more
about today’s garden makers and
their earthly Liverpudlian paradises.
This informative talk will be
delivered by the Garden Manager
of Ness Gardens. In collaboration
with Ness Botanic Gardens.
CRN 22371/ENVS000
Planting for Year- Gardens & Designed
round Interest Landscapes of the
Workshop for Family Wirral
& Friends: Caring Saturday 11 May
for People with 10am - 4pm Thursday 23 May
Psychiatric Diagnoses With Andy Lambie 6 - 8pm
With Nick Lightfoot
Saturday 11 May £46
9:30am - 4:30pm Ness Botanic Gardens,
The challenge for many is how to
With Keith Morgan Neston, Wirral
create a garden that looks good all
year round. This one day course £10
£46
will show you how and introduce
This day school is aimed at carers the key elements of garden design.  Drawing on the expertise of Ness
and will cover psychosis, dementia Topics include assessing your Gardens this lecture will explore the
and other psychiatric conditions. site, choosing plants and how to gardens and designed landscapes
The first part will explain how these combine plants to create good on the Wirral peninsula. We will
conditions are understood by looking displays. In collaboration discuss some of the great private
medicine and psychology and how with Ness Botanic Gardens. gardens, including that designed by
this is relevant to caring. It will also Thomas Mawson for William Lever
CRN 22303/ENVS000 at Thornton Manor, and Arthur
try to explore what it is like for those
being cared for. The second part will Bulley’s Ness Gardens (now the
look at carers – how they feel, the University of Liverpool’s Botanic
impact of caring upon themselves Garden); as well as public spaces
and then how they might protect including the famous Birkenhead
themselves from the physical and Park. This informative talk will be
mental demands. The course will delivered by the Garden Manager
take an interactive approach. of Ness Gardens. In collaboration
with Ness Botanic Gardens.
CRN 22499/PSYC000
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Short courses, lectures and events in the areas of

History,
Philosophy
Politics
Our new programme promises to deliver a varied
offering of new exciting courses and the return of some
& Autumn Term
Lent Term
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of your favourite lecturers. We will explore the history
of Liverpool through its history, place, journalism and Subject Index Page 75
literature, and continue to analyse the history of the
United States in the 20th and 21st century. Michael
Tunnicliffe continues his journey through the history
of church and society as he considers the restoration
of the Church of England and the beginnings of the
Enlightenment from 1660-1820. Dr Paul Smith examines
the relationship between socialism and the former Soviet
Union in the autumn and together with Dr David Lowes,
investigates the lives and work of Marx and Engels.

Or maybe you would like something a bit more
philosophical? Alison Loughlin presents The Meaning of
Life: A Philosophical Exploration in October, and Stephen
Kearns debut’s Genetics, Animals and Environmental
Ethics in a fascinating talk in February.

Our programme offers a flexible choice of one-off talks, 5
or 10 week courses and Saturday workshops, so whether
you are a returning student or new to CE, we have an
exciting and thought provoking programme for you to
enjoy.
All courses at the University of Liverpool unless stated.

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September Lost People of the
Ancient World
Cathedral lecture: Art
and War 10 meetings from Monday 24
September
Monday 17 September 10:30am - 12:30pm
6:30 - 8pm With Michael Tunnicliffe
With Alex Walton
£110/£94/£55
Lady Chapel, Liverpool
Cathedral This course examines the
Free Lecture diverse ancient cultures of India,
Mesopotamia, the Levant, North
Alex Walton from The Imperial Africa, Greece and Italy. What
War Museum will give a lecture were the common factors and
titled Standing on hot ground: what was unique about each
women artists of the First World civilisation? What was significant
War. In an anecdote where she about their religious practices and
described the soles of her shoes beliefs?
melting on the hot ground of a CRN 22239/CEPD5028
munitions factory, artist Anna 10 Credits
Airy encapsulated the intrepid
work of both official and unofficial The Vikings
Church and Society
women war artists during the First 5 meetings from Tuesday 25
World War. This talk will explore
1660-1820
September
the collection of art by women of 10 meetings from Monday 24 7 - 9pm
this period belonging to Imperial September
War Museums, and how these 1:30 - 3:30pm Sir John Deane’s College,
works demonstrate the variety With Michael Tunnicliffe Northwich
of women’s contributions to the £65/£55/£33
artistic record of the war. £110/£94/£55
CRN 22493/HIST9999 This period saw the restoration The Viking Age lasted from
of the Church of England, the 800-1100 and in that time
granting of limited toleration to these intrepid mariners sailed
Nonconformists, the association to Constantinople in the east,
of the House of Stewart with the Normandy and the Mediterranean
Catholic cause and Hanover with in the south and Iceland,
Protestantism and the stirrings Greenland and America in the
of the Enlightenment ideas that west. This course examines the
would help usher in the French development of the Scandinavian
Revolution. This course explores world from a collection of small
the changes that took place in states around the year 700 to the
this turbulent time. united lands of Norway, Denmark
and Sweden by 1100. It uses
CRN 22237/CEPD5026
10 Credits Old Norse texts in translation to
examine the belief systems of the
pagan Vikings as well as charting
the far flung explorations of these
Norse adventurers.
CRN 22633/HIST000
48 History, Philosophy and Politics

October Liverpool in the
Twentieth Century
Medieval Technology
and Science 10 meetings from Monday 1
October
10 meetings from Monday 1 2 - 4pm
October With Dr Michael Lambert
10:30am - 12:30pm
With Dr Peter Firth £110/£94/£55
All Saints Church Hall, (Re)Discover the past and present
Southport of Liverpool in the twentieth
£130/£111/£65 century. This course explores
the social, political, cultural and
After the collapse of the Roman economic history of the hurricane
Empire, Western Europe entered port. From the twilight of the
the so-called ‘Dark Ages’.  This Victorian era as the Second City
course reflects the medieval of Empire, through two World
achievements in technology and Wars and the Great Depression,
science which produced both the era of ‘never having it so
magnificent feats of engineering, good’ and the Swinging Sixties,
as well as the development of to the Militant, the Toxteth riots,
new scientific thought. Hillsborough and living in the City
today. This course uses a wide
CRN 22226/HIST9003
10 Credits range of documents and aspects Nomads of the Wastes:
of ‘living history’ to capture the The City, Sea and
history of the Pool of Life.
Suburbia in the Work
CRN 22224/HIST9023 of James Hanley
10 Credits
5 meetings from Tuesday 2
October
6 - 8pm
With Michael Gill
£55/£47/£28

Similar to his earlier works, James
Hanley’s writing from WWII
onwards reflected the changing
social and economic landscape
of the time. Yet, despite leaving
Liverpool in the 1930s, the city
remained an integral theme of his
work which was often contrasted
against the different locations
he had encountered throughout
his life. Join us as we explore
how Merseyside, amongst other
locations, underpins the work of
James Hanley after 1940.
CRN 22653/HIST000

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Socialism, Stalinism Disease and Survival
and the End of on the Burma Railway
Capitalism 1942-1945
10 meetings from Wednesday Monday 22 October
3 October 6:30 - 8pm
2 - 4pm With Professor Geoff Gill
With Dr Paul Smith
£9
£110/£94/£55
The Liverpool School of
Can the idea of socialism ever Tropical Medicine has had a
recover from its association long association with the care
with the former U.S.S.R?  of surviving ex-prisoners (POWs)
Does socialist politics lead of the Japanese during WWII.
inevitably to totalitarianism or Many of these men worked on
to a classless and stateless the infamous Burma Railway,
world society?  Participants suffering under-nutrition, arduous
will be encouraged to reflect labour and a variety of tropical
critically on these questions by diseases. This talk will outline the
placing them in the context of a medical problems faced by POW
contemporary understanding of doctors on the Burma Railway
a global economy in decline and
The Meaning of and how they faced them, as
transition. Life: A Philosophical well as the aftermath of health
Exploration problems faced by survivors.
CRN22619/CEPD5000
10 meetings from Tuesday 9 CRN 22421/HIST000
October
America’s Rise to 4 - 6pm
Globalism, 1898-1945 With Alison Loughlin
10 meetings from Thursday 4 £110/£94/£55
October
2 - 4pm Why are we here? What is the
With Dr Alan Sennett purpose of life? Are there any
£110/£94/£55 guidelines that can tell us how we
should live, or is the idea that
This course looks at the United human life is for anything
States at home and abroad in somehow a mistake? For many
the period 1898-1945. We chart years this type of question,
America’s rise to globalism in which seems for many people
terms of imperial, economic, to represent the essence of
military and cultural power from philosophical thinking, fell
the ‘splendid little war’ with Spain out of favour with analytical
through to America’s decisive role philosophers. Now, however,
in World War ll. philosophers have begun to
debate these questions again,
CRN 22400/HIST9031
10 Credits and to attempt to think clearly
and analytically about ‹the
ultimate question›.
CRN 22328/CEPD5037
10 Credits
50 History, Philosophy and Politics

November Majority Judgment: An January
Alternative to Classical
The Hope Street Voting Methods The Georgian Country
and Rodney Street House
Districts: An Saturday 17 November
10 meetings from Monday 7
Examination of Social 9:30am - 3:30pm
With Professor Rida Laraki January 10am – 12pm
History With Roger Mitchell
5 meetings from Thursday 15 £46
All Saint’s Church Hall,
November Southport
2 - 4pm There is a growing sense
With Greg Quiery that electoral systems used £130/£111/£65
throughout the world such as the
£55/£47/£28 UK’s and the USA’s first-past-the- The Georgian Country House
post are no longer satisfactory, flourished not just in England
Taking the physical evidence of leading to disenfranchisement and Wales but also in Scotland
the present day built environment and low turn-out. So, why not and Ireland. It even reached
as a starting point this course simply change them? We will North America and Australia.
will examine the social and explore the current failings of This course looks at architecture
political history of the district. the various systems and critically and design but also at ‘polite
Irish, Scottish and Jewish analyse Majority Judgment - a society’ - a way of life based on
people have all impacted on the recent method arising from a landed property, the estate, the
area, which includes places of new theoretical model - that garden and the house.
worship, statuary and the former may hold the answer. This is an
residences of politicians of local CRN 22234/HIST9030
interactive and thought provoking 10 Credits
and national stature, social day school that seeks to explain
welfare activists, academics fully the inadequacies that are
and personalities. Source inherent within the current
materials, including census electoral systems. 
returns, newspaper accounts,
CRN 22318/ENVS000
church records, maps, journals,
photographs and letters will be
examined. Lecturer Greg Quiery Should Robots be
is a specialist in the history of Moral?
the Irish community and this
specialism will be reflected in the Wednesday 21 November
content. 6 - 7:30pm
With Stephen Kearns
CRN 22293/HIST000
£9

A lecture and seminar to
introduce students to the
problems of designing robots
and machines that act ethically.
The session will explore whether
it is coherent to talk of robots
as acting ethically, and if it is,
whether it follows that humans
should then treat robots ethically.
CRN 22230/CEPD5000

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‘Resistance is Fertile: February Genetics, Animals and
A Short History of Environmental Ethics
Anti-capitalism’ Cold War America -
1945-1990 Wednesday 13 February
10 meetings from Wednesday 6 - 7:30pm
23 January 2 - 4pm 10 meetings from Thursday 7 With Stephen Kearns
With Dr David Lowes February
2 - 4pm £9
£110/£94/£55 With Dr Alan Sennett
A lecture and seminar in which
£110/£94/£55 students will become familiar with
This course promises a critical
examination of the contested the moral concepts associated
This course examines key with the genetic engineering of
identities of capitalism and anti-
aspects of American history wild animals. The session will
capitalism through an exploration
during the Cold War. We examine whether humans have a
of the changing historical
consider the roots of the responsibility to genetically alter
context, theories and practices
conflict and chart its course in animals to better adapt to climate
of Anarchism, Socialism and
relation to foreign policy, the change and increase their chance
Communism. Comparisons will
wars in Korea and Vietnam and of survival.
also be drawn with 21st Century
domestic ramifications such as
initiatives such as: World Social CRN 22229/CEPD5000
McCarthyism. We will look at
Forum, the Occupy Movement,
the Civil Rights Movement and
Uncut and the existential threat of
Climate Change.
other socioeconomic changes in Liverpool and the
CRN 22623/CEPD5000
America in the second half of the American Civil War
20th century.
5 meetings from Thursday 14
CRN 22517/HIST9033
10 Credits February
2 - 4pm
With Dr Joanne Ball
Jim Phelan’s
Merseyside Journey £55/£47/£28

Thursday 7 February Although Great Britain was
6 - 8pm officially neutral in the American
With Michael Gill Civil War, Liverpool played a
£10 significant role in supporting the
secessionist Confederacy. Using
archaeological evidence,
The city of Liverpool left an
students will see how the impact
indelible impression on the
of the Civil War is still visible in
writer Jim Phelan. His short stay
Liverpool’s modern landscape.
on Merseyside in the 1920s
Includes a city walk.
encompassed employment,
politics, and the illicit trade of CRN 22267/ALGY000
unregistered guns. This two hour
workshop explores Phelan’s links
to the Merseyside region and
considers if this is reflected in his
work.
CRN 22225/HIST000
52 History, Philosophy and Politics

Jim Phelan: Criminal, Exploring Liverpool’s
Tramp, or Irish Historic Newspapers
Revolutionary? and Periodicals
5 meetings from Tuesday 19 5 meetings from Monday 25
February February
6 - 8pm 2 - 4pm
With Michael Gill With Dr Nick Foggo
£55/£47/£28 £55/£47/£28

Jim Phelan led an eventful life. Learn about the neglected history
His escapades from 1895 to of Liverpool’s vibrant newspapers
1966 took him from Ireland via and periodicals in the Georgian
Liverpool to England’s toughest and Victorian eras and how you
prisons. He walked the roads can use them in researching local
as a vagabond and maintained (and family) history. This course
a career as a writer spanning will showcase Liverpool’s major
almost four decades. But who contribution to the development
was Jim Phelan? Join us as we of the newspaper industry: it
investigate the many identities is a story of farsighted press
of Jim Phelan and explore how barons, political strife, a relentless
his works reflect the cultural and drive towards mass circulation
April
historical context of the time. papers and trailblazing columns ‘The Ragged Trousered
CRN 22652/HIST000 by outspoken journalists. The Philanthropist: the
course will include hands-on Political Economy
examination of newspapers and
guidance on how to access the
of Robert Tressell/
major collections and make use
Noonan’
of online databases. 10 meetings from Tuesday 23
CRN 22227/HIST9019 April
5 Credits 2 - 4pm
With Dr David Lowes
£110/£94/£55

This course will look at the
life and thought of the author
of The Ragged Trousered
Philanthropists, Robert Tressel
(Noonan), through an examination
of the book and its history. The
course will present a critical
appraisal of particular chapters
that exemplify his exposition
of socialist theory and will also
draw analogies between the
circumstances and arguments
recounted and those of the
present day.
CRN 22620/CEPD5000

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The Lives and Work Church and Society May
of Karl Marx and 1820-1920
Friedrich Engels New World Order or
5 meetings from Monday 29 Disorder? America
10 meetings from Wednesday April 1991-2019
24 April 1:30pm - 3:30pm
2 - 4pm With Michael Tunnicliffe 5 meetings from Thursday 2
With Dr David Lowes & Dr May
£55/£47/£28 2 - 4pm
Paul Smith
With Dr Alan Sennett
£110/£94/£55 This course examines the issue
of church and state in Britain £55/£47/£28
What contribution did Marx from the dawn of the French
and Engels make to our Revolution to the outbreak of This course looks at
understanding of capitalism and World War I. Specific topics will contemporary America, and
its alternatives? Has world culture include the Church of England, focuses upon its economic and
been enriched or impoverished Nonconformity and Roman political role in the world from
by their revolutionary Catholicism. All parts of Britain the First Gulf War through to the
collaboration? Participants will be will be studied along with ideas Trump administration. Organized
encouraged to reflect critically and influences from abroad. This around the presidencies and
on the role two nineteenth is one of three linked courses foreign policies of five presidents,
century intellectuals played in the however you do not need to have we will reflect upon the impact
struggle to a classless society.  completed the preceding course of globalisation upon American
to enrol. society and economy from 1990-
CRN 22622/CEPD5000 2019 and will explore America’s
CRN 22236/CEPD5029
5 Credits status as a ‘hyperpower’ and its
Religious Texts from post-9/11 role.
Ugarit CRN 22518/HIST9034
5 Credits
5 meetings from Monday 29
April
10:30am - 12:30pm
With Michael Tunnicliffe
£55/£47/£28

In 1928 the site of Ugarit in Syria
was identified and hundreds
of cuneiform texts were
subsequently unearthed. They
told of the exploits of deities such
as Baal, El, Asherah and Anat.
What light do these Bronze Age
texts throw on the world of the
Bible?
CRN 22231/CEPD5038
5 Credits
54

Short courses, lectures and events in the area of

Modern
Languages
Learning a foreign language makes you smarter! Studies have found that speaking two or more
languages can enhance memory, make you more perceptive and more understanding of other
cultures. Learning a foreign language is not just a way of enhancing your CV, it is not just a way
of preparing for your holiday – it is a way of meeting new people and discovering new cultures.
Continuing Education offers a range of foreign language courses from complete beginners
to advanced learners. All our teachers have a linguistic background and extensive teaching
experience. Enrolment on our language courses is limited to give every learner a chance to
use the language effectively in class. Regular feedback will assist your individual progress. For
advanced and bilingual learners we offer courses on the literary, cultural or historical context
or on the current affairs of the countries taught entirely in the
target language. If you are studying for credit, there will be a
mixture of assessment methods including coursework and a
short final exam. All our courses incorporate cultural topics
related to the language you are studying.
If your business is looking for language skills development then
we can provide bespoke courses for you that cater to your
specific needs. If you would like further information email us at
conted@liverpool.ac.uk.
CE courses are open to anyone over the age of 16 and
languages are a great way of learning as a family – or
developing skills to support your school-age children.
Language learning is a fun and social learning experience that
is not just related to career development.
If you choose to study a language course for credit please be
aware that the assessment includes a short exam and you must
make yourself available for this on one of a series of dates in
early April 2019. Please follow the Studying a Language link on
the CE homepage for details.

All courses at the University of Liverpool unless stated.

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Introduction to Stage 1 is for absolute French Stage 1
Catalan beginners or for participants
20 meetings from Thursday 11
with a very limited knowledge of
5 meetings from Wednesday October
the language. At the end of this
14 November 6 - 8pm
20 week course, participants
6 - 8pm With Laetitia Debboub
will be able to carry out relevant
With Joan Mas Font tasks such as introducing CRN 22143/MODL936
£65/£55/£33 themselves and others and
asking and answering questions
This course aims to develop German Stage 1
about personal details such as
the skills necessary to begin where they live, people they 20 meetings from Monday 8
to communicate confidently know and things they have. By October
in spoken and written Catalan the end of the course students 6 - 8pm
laying down solid foundations for will be able to interact in familiar With Linda Perry
further study. It will highlight the situations provided the other CRN 22406/MODL927
differences between Catalan and person talks slowly and clearly
other romance languages such and is prepared to help. They
as Spanish, Italian, Portuguese will have a basic understanding German Stage 1
and French and will explore some of significant aspects of the life
aspects of the distinctiveness of 20 meetings from Thursday 11
and culture of the country and
Catalan culture. October
intercultural skills necessary
6 - 8pm
for their language proficiency
By the end of this 5-week course, With Linda Perry
students will have reached A1 level. Students must purchase
their own textbook if required. CRN 22407/MODL927
level in the Common European
Framework of Reference and All Stage 1 courses are worth 15
will be able to carry out simple credits. Italian Stage 1
everyday tasks in Catalan such as The fees for Stage 1 are
identifying themselves and others
20 meetings from Tuesday 2
£234/£199/£117 (Except for October
and describing people and things. Formby High School which are 6:30 - 8:30pm
CRN 22526/MODL000 £236/£200/£118). With Federica Sturani
Formby High School
French Stage 1 CRN 22177/MODL919
20 meetings from Monday 8
October Italian Stage 1
2 - 4pm
20 meetings from Wednesday
With Corinne Andrew
10 October
CRN 22416/MODL936 4 - 6pm
With Clarissa Frigerio
French Stage 1 CRN 22173/MODL919
20 meetings from Tuesday 9
October Italian Stage 1
6 - 8pm
20 meetings from Wednesday
With Sylvie Romat
10 October
CRN 22144/MODL936 6 - 8pm
With Christina Diamantatou
CRN 22174/MODL919
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Italian Stage 1 Spanish Stage 1 Stage 2 is for those with some
20 meetings from Thursday 11 20 meetings from Tuesday 2 knowledge of the language, up
October October to the level reached at Stage
6 - 8pm 6:30 - 8:30pm 1. At the end of this 20 week
With Christina Diamantatou With Pilar Dolado course, participants will be able
to communicate routine tasks
CRN 22175/MODL919 Formby High School and short social exchanges,
CRN 22178/MODL906 such as making invitations,
Japanese Stage 1 giving directions, talking about
daily activities or describing
20 meetings from Tuesday 9 Spanish Stage 1 people and places. Students will
October
4 - 6pm 20 meetings from Monday 8 be able to understand simple

With Yayoi Berry October sentences and some frequently
6 - 8pm used expressions related to
CRN 22135/MODL915 With Lourdes Salgado areas of importance. They will
develop a better understanding
CRN 22158/MODL906
of the relevant culture and
Japanese Stage 1 society. Students must purchase
20 meetings from Tuesday 9 Spanish Stage 1 their own textbook if required.
October All Stage 2 courses are worth
6:15 - 8:15pm 20 meetings from Wednesday 15 credits. The fees for Stage 2
With Yayoi Berry 10 October are £234/£199/£117 (Except for
3 - 5pm Formby High School which are
CRN 22136/MODL915 With Lucia Brandi £236/£200/£118).
CRN 22159/MODL906
Mandarin Stage 1
(Confucius Institute) Spanish Stage 1 French Stage 2
20 meetings from Monday 8 20 meetings from Monday 8
20 meetings from Wednesday
October October
10 October
12:30 - 2:30pm 6 - 8pm
6 - 8pm
With Yang Yang With Nathalie Rubio
With Pilar Dolado
CRN 22411/MODL943 CRN 22146/MODL938
CRN 22161/MODL906

Mandarin Stage 1 Spanish Stage 1 French Stage 2
20 meetings from Tuesday 9 20 meetings from Wednesday
20 meetings from Thursday 11
October 10 October
October
6 - 8pm 6 - 8pm
6 - 8pm
With Helen Wu With Sakina Burgess
With Silvia Gonzalez Barroso
CRN 22139/MODL943 CRN 22145/MODL938
CRN 22162/MODL906

Mandarin Stage 1
20 meetings from Thursday 11
October
6 - 8pm
With Helen Wu
CRN 22140/MODL943

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German Stage 2 Italian Stage 2 Spanish Stage 2
20 meetings from Tuesday 9 20 meetings from Monday 8 20 meetings from Wednesday
October October 10 October
6 - 8pm 6:15 - 8:15pm 3 - 5pm
With Imke Wulff With Christina Diamantatou With Pilar Dolado
CRN 22154/MODL929 CRN 22176/MODL921 CRN 22163/MODL908

German Stage 2 Italian Stage 2
Spanish Stage 2
20 meetings from Wednesday 20 meetings from Tuesday 9
10 October October 20 meetings from Wednesday
6 - 8pm 2 - 4pm 10 October
With Imke Wulff With Sofia De Ludicibus 6 - 8pm
With Lourdes Salgado
CRN 22155/MODL929 CRN 22170/MODL921
CRN 22165/MODL908

Italian Stage 2 Japanese Stage 2
20 meetings from Monday 1 20 meetings from Wednesday
October 10 October
6:30 - 8:30pm 6 - 8pm
With Federica Sturani With Yayoi Berry
Formby High School CRN 22137/MODL916
CRN 22179/MODL921
Mandarin Stage 2
20 meetings from Monday 8
October
6 - 8pm
With Helen Wu
CRN 22141/MODL944

Mandarin Stage 2
(Confucius Institute)
20 meetings from Tuesday 9
October
11am - 1pm
With Chunxi Zhou
CRN 22412/MODL944

Spanish Stage 2
20 meetings from Monday 8
October
6 - 8pm
With Silvia Gonzalez Barroso
CRN 22164/MODL908
58 Modern Languages

Stage 2+ is for those who have German Stage 2+
either completed Stage 2, or 20 meetings from Monday 8
who can use the language October
at an appropriate proficiency 6 - 8pm
level. Over 20 weeks students With Elinor Parks
will learn to communicate
confidently through the written CRN 22408/MODL982
and spoken word about a
range of topics. Themes Italian Stage 2+
will be introduced through
authentic texts in the target 20 meetings from Tuesday 9
language, such as newspaper October
articles, news items, blogs 4 - 6pm Spanish Stage 2+
and songs. On successful With Sofia De Ludicibus 20 meetings from Thursday 11
completion students will be CRN 22171/MODL983 October
able to understand simple texts 6 - 8pm
taken from popular culture and With Lourdes Salgado
media, to discuss them and to Japanese Stage 2+
CRN 22166/MODL984
express an opinion. They will 20 meetings from Monday 8
have developed an awareness October
of the relevant issues and 6 - 8pm Stage 3 is for those who have
discussions in contemporary With Yayoi Berry either completed Stage 2+
societies of native speakers, or who can use the language
for example relating to work, CRN 22138/MODL9001 at an appropriate proficiency
travel or daily life in the country. level. After 20 weeks students
Students must purchase their Mandarin Stage 2 + will be able to communicate
own textbook if required. All (Confucius Institute) effectively in a wide range of
Stage 2+ courses are worth 15 situations and to comprehend
credits. The fees for Stage 2+ 20 meetings from written and spoken material
are £234/£199/£117. Tuesday 9 October without the need for repetition
2 - 4pm or a dictionary. Students will
With Chunxi Zhou be able to follow discussions
French Stage 2+ CRN 22413/MODL994
on familiar matters in the
standard language as they may
20 meetings from Monday 8 encounter them in work, school,
October Mandarin Stage 2+ leisure etc. They can deal with
6 - 8pm most situations likely to arise
With Corinne Andrew 20 meetings from Wednesday whilst travelling and briefly
10 October give reasons and explanations
CRN 22148/MODL981
6 - 8pm for opinions and plans. The
With Helen Wu students will be aware of
French Stage 2+ CRN 22142/MODL994 many cultural differences and
20 meetings from Wednesday know how to behave and
10 October communicate appropriately in
Spanish Stage 2+ most situations. Students must
2 - 4pm
With Sakina Burgess 20 meetings from Tuesday 9 purchase their own textbook if
October required. All Stage 3 courses
CRN 22147/MODL981
6 - 8pm (except Mandarin) are worth 15
With Silvia Gonzalez Barroso credits. The fees for Stage 3 are
£234/£199/£117.
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French Stage 3 Stage 4 is for those who have
20 meetings from Thursday 11 completed Stage 3, who have
October learned the language up to
3 - 5pm A-level or who otherwise have
With Laetitia Debboub learned the language to a
comparable level. Students on
CRN 22149/MODL940 this course should previously
have covered the principle
German Stage 3 categories of grammar and be French Stage 4
able to communicate effectively
20 meetings from Wednesday in fairly demanding situations. 20 meetings from Thursday 11
10 October On successful completion of October
6 - 8pm Stage 4 they will be able to 6 - 8pm
With John Mcinally understand extended speech With Nathalie Rubio
CRN 22409/MODL931 and written text with complex CRN 22150/MODL942
lines of argument and carry
out a wide variety of tasks in
Mandarin Stage 3 the language, such as giving
German Stage 4
(Confucius Institute) presentations and contributing 20 meetings from Tuesday 9
20 meetings from Wednesday to in-depth discussions on October
10 October topical issues. By the end of this 6 - 8pm
12:30 - 2:30pm course students should be able With John Mcinally
With Yang Yang to behave and communicate
CRN 22410/MODL933
appropriately in the target
CRN 22414/MODL000 language culture, considering
cultural differences. Students Mandarin Stage 4
Spanish Stage 3 must purchase their own (Confucius Institute)
textbook if required. All Stage 4
20 meetings from Wednesday courses (except Mandarin) are 20 meetings from Thursday 11
10 October worth 15 credits. The fees for October
6 - 8pm Stage 4 are £234/£199/£117. 12:30 - 2:30pm
With Lucia Brandi With Yang Yang
CRN 22168/MODL910 CRN 22415/MODL000
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Advanced courses are non- Advanced Italian
accredited. Language and Culture
20 meetings from Wednesday
Advanced French 10 October
Language and Culture 2 - 4pm
20 meetings from Wednesday Advanced German With Sofia De Ludicibus
10 October Language and Culture £234/£199/£117
6 - 8pm
With Nathalie Rubio 20 meetings from Thursday 11 Questo corso vi consentirà di
October ampliare la vostra conoscenza
£234/£199/£117 6 - 8pm della cultura italiana e di
Ce cours permet de découvrir la With John Mcinally praticare tutte le abilità
société et la culture françaises linguistiche. Interesse e curiosità
£234/£199/£117
contemporaines et en particulier verranno continuamente
comment la France fait face aux Dieser Kurs ist für fortgeschrittene stimolati attraverso il ricorso ad
défis du monde d’aujourd’hui Lerner geeignet, die German una varietà di fonti didattiche e
(sa place dans l’Europe, sa stage 4 abgeschlossen haben materiali autentici desunti dalla
résistance à la mondialisation..). oder Deutschkenntnisse auf letteratura, dalla stampa e dai
Le cours se consacrera à l’étude A-level besitzen. Wir lesen, media in generale. Il corso si
de différents thèmes d’actualité, hören, schauen und diskutieren rivolge a studenti che hanno
il s’appuiera sur une variété de Medienbeiträge zu aktuellen già conseguito il livello 4, o a
documents (textes journalistiques Themen aus dem deutschen coloro che hanno una buona
et littéraires, films et reportages) Sprachraum. Danach werden padronanza della lingua italiana. 
et il sera l’occasion de pratiquer wir selbst ähnliche Beiträge CRN 22423/MODL000
tous les aspects de la langue. Il verfassen und veröffentlichen.
s’adresse à des étudiants ayant Die Unterrichtssprache ist
acquis le niveau Stage 4 ou Deutsch.  Advanced Spanish
ayant déjà vécu dans un pays CRN 22426/MODL000
Language and Culture
francophone. Il est nécessaire de 20 meetings from Monday 8
pouvoir s’exprimer en français. October
CRN 22424/MODL000 6 - 8pm
With Pilar Dolado
£234/£199/£117
Este curso abarca diferentes
aspectos sobre temas
lingüísticos, culturales y
sociales de los diversos países
hispanohablantes. Exploraremos
dichos aspectos usando varios
recursos audiovisuales y
textuales. Este curso está dirigido
a estudiantes de CE stage 4,
A-level y estudiantes interesados
en el mundo de habla hispana.
CRN 22425/MODL000

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Liverpool Confucius Institute
The Liverpool Confucius Institute is a non-profit collaborative project
between the University of Liverpool and Xi’an Jiaotong University (China),
for the promotion of Chinese language and culture. We work closely
with schools in exposing young people to a language that is increasingly
important in the UK and with local business to provide essential guidance
and knowledge of Chinese culture.

Mandarin Language courses
Through the Continuing Education programme a range of Chinese Mandarin
courses are available for both beginners and advanced speakers in 2018/19.
University of Liverpool (academic) credits are available for stages 1 to 2+ (15
credits for each course). These courses are designed to teach you the basics of
the Chinese language (pinyin, tones and character composition); introductions,
simple conversation, functional conversation and topical conversation. All
Chinese Mandarin courses fees are £234/£199/£117). See page 56 for course
listings.
Bespoke Language courses
We can provide bespoke language courses for your organisation. Working
with our tutors we can design a language and cultural course that can suit
your organisational needs. To discuss your options contact the office at
lci@liverpool.ac.uk.
HSK Chinese Proficiency Test
At the end of each course you will also have the opportunity to take the HSK
Chinese Proficiency Test at the Liverpool Confucius Institute, for which we will
provide free preparatory revision classes.
Chinese Cultural Activities
We offer regular events and cultural activities for staff, students and local
residents, including;
• Chinese calligraphy and ink painting workshops
• Free public lectures on Modern China, as well as history, culture and society
• Free musical performances
• Chinese film evenings
• Conversation exchange events.
Schools
We currently work with a number of local schools to provide Mandarin and
Chinese cultural classes, either as part of school curriculum or as co-curriculum
enrichment.
Businesses
We provide seminars for companies looking to expand their business in China.
These seminars are bespoke and draw on the academic and research expertise
of staff at the University.
For more information on any of the areas mentioned above visit our website
www.liverpool.ac.uk/confucius-institute/ or phone 0151 795 0551
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Short courses, lectures and events in the areas of

Music
& Visual
Arts
Broaden your creative side with our courses in music
and visual arts. Whether you would like to learn a musical
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instrument, enhance your technical skills or edit your own Lent Term
content our short courses are an ideal starting point to Subject Index Page 75
get your creative juices flowing.
We have practical guitar and piano courses that are
perfect for beginners, and those who are looking to
enhance their playing, and a fabulous course on the
fundamentals of songwriting. In a supportive environment
our tutors will be able to focus upon your individual
needs and requirements.
Maybe you prefer the technical aspects of music? If
so, we have courses on recording music at home,
music production on computers and studio recording
techniques. Lead by experts at the University these are
hands-on courses that will develop skills and technique
to bring the most out of your ability and provide essential
knowledge of the music industry.
Or you may simply be looking to learn more about
music? The ever popular Ian Sharp returns with
Encountering Hayden and Music, Emotion and Meaning
and new lecturer Amanda Barnett explores the history of
Heavy Metal with Metallica, Maiden, Mahem - The ABCs
of Heavy Metal. So why not indulge your creativity?
All courses at the University of Liverpool unless stated.

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October Singing for All An Introduction to
Blues Guitar
Encountering Haydn 10 meetings from Friday 5
October 8 meetings from Wednesday
10 meetings from Monday 1 10:30am - 12:30pm 10 October
October With An Croenen 6 - 8:30pm
2 - 4pm With Neil Mellor
With Dr Ian Sharp £110/£94/£55
£110/£94/£55
£110/£94/£55 This course is for all abilities and
focuses on the fun of singing as a The aim of this course is to
Haydn was the greatest and group. We look at the techniques provide the students with the
most influential musical figure to help strengthen and develop fundamental tools for playing
of his age and a prolific and the voice, as well as furthering blues guitar. Topics such as
original composer in all genres. musical understanding of vocal rhythm guitar playing and
Our course concentrates on his pieces. The tutor is a registered melodic tools for improvising
instrumental and vocal music, and Natural Voice Practitioner. She are discussed and practiced
The Clock, The Creation and The studied singing at the Royal during the sessions. We will also
Joke are just some of the works Conservatory in Ghent, Belgium examine the music theory and
we will study. All welcome – no and at the Théâtre du Lierre in history behind this style, and its
previous experience required. Paris, France. influences on many other styles
CRN 22132/MUSI9004 CRN 22340/MUSI000 of music such as modern pop,
10 Credits rock ‘n’ roll, heavy rock and jazz.
A basic ability and knowledge of
Piano and Keyboard Recording Music at the guitar is required to take this
Skills for Beginners Home: Tips, Tricks, course. No prior knowledge of
Theories and Hacks music theory is required.
10 meetings from Tuesday 2 CRN 22494/MUSI000
October 8 meetings from Tuesday 9
6 - 8pm October
With Brooke Hirst 6pm - 8:30pm Introduction to
With Joseph Coughlan-Allen Music Production on
£130/£111/£65
£110/£94/£55 Computers
A course for anyone wishing to
begin learning keyboard or piano, This course will provide students 8 meetings from Thursday 11
or improve their skills. Working with knowledge and skills to October
in groups and individually, with make quality recordings at home, 6 - 8:30pm
opportunities to perform and providing solutions to common With Dr Michael Beiert
get feedback, we will learn the challenges encountered in home
£110/£94/£55
foundations of practice and recording, such as recording with
theory for continued success. minimal equipment in spaces with This course is designed to give
less than perfect acoustics. students a competent approach
CRN 22180/MUSI000 to producing music in a variety of
CRN 22524/MUSI000
styles and genres.  Starting with a
fundamental introduction to Logic
Pro, the programme explores
MIDI sequencing/programming,
synthesis and mixing, with
students applying these skills to
their own compositions.   
CRN 22522/MUSI000
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Guitar for Beginners November
8 meetings from Monday 15 Debussy Centenary:
October His Life and Works
6 - 8:30pm
With Neil Mellor 5 meetings from Thursday 1
November
£110/£94/£55 6 - 8pm
An introduction to learning the With Ian Costabile
guitar aimed at beginner to £55/£47/£28
intermediate level guitarists.
This course will take the student This year marks the centenary
through the fundamentals of of the death of Claude Debussy,
learning the guitar.  No prior one of the most influential
knowledge of music theory or composers of the 20th century.
the guitar is required to take this To celebrate this event, in this
course. course we will examine his music
in chronological order, building a
CRN 22344/MUSI000 parallel between his life and the
development of his compositional
Metallica, Maiden, techniques and innovative ideas.
Mayhem – The ABC’s CRN 22634/MUSI000
of Heavy Metal
8 meetings from Monday 15 January
October
6 - 8:30pm Music, Emotion and
With Amanda Barnett Meaning
An Introduction to £110/£94/£55 10 meetings from Monday 14
Song Writing January
Heavy Metal music has been 2 - 4pm
8 meetings from Monday 15 around for almost half a century, With Dr Ian Sharp
October and has created controversies,
1:30 - 4pm iconic moments, and a sound £110/£94/£55
With Neil Mellor unlike any other. In this course we
Does music have a meaning?
look at the whole kaleidoscope
How do we respond to musical
£110/£94/£55 of the music and its enduring
stimuli? This introductory
appeal.  Open to fans, scholars, or
An introduction to songwriting course examines ways in which
even if you are just plain curious,
course, aimed at beginners to composers use the language
no experience required.
intermediate level musicians. This of music to express the whole
course aims to provide students CRN 22525/MUSI000 gamut of human emotions and
with the fundamental knowledge experiences. Case studies are
and techniques used in song taken from a range of genres
writing in order to create their across the classical spectrum,
own songs and compositions. No from madrigals to music dramas,
prior knowledge of music theory and from sonatas to symphonic
or song writing is required to take poems. Course participation
this course. This course is open to is welcomed. No previous
musicians of any instrument. experience required.
CRN 22495/MUSI000 CRN 22133/MUSI9005
10 Credits

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Guitar for Beginners
8 meetings from Monday 28
January
6 - 8:30pm
With Neil Mellor
£110/£94/£55
This is a repeat of the previous
course. See page 63.
Piano and Keyboard CRN 22345/MUSI000
Skills for Beginners
10 meetings from Tuesday 22 Studio Recording
January Techniques
6 - 8pm
With Brooke Hirst 8 meetings from Thursday 31
January
£130/£111/£65 6 - 8:30pm
This is a repeat of the previous With Dr Michael Beiert
course. See page 63. £110/£94/£55 February
CRN 22339/MUSI000 An Introduction to
This course is designed to
give students an introduction Song Writing
Singing for All to the work environment of 8 meetings from Monday 4
a state-of-the-art Recording February
10 meetings from Friday 25
Studio.  Students will learn about 1:30 - 4pm
January
different types of microphones With Neil Mellor
10:30am - 12:30pm
and their application within the
With An Croenen £110/£94/£55
studio context, with particular
£110/£94/£55 focus on microphone choice
This course aims to provide
and placement for different
This is a repeat of the previous budding songwriters with the
instruments. 
course. See page 63. tools and techniques used
CRN 22520/MUSI000 in popular songwriting.  We
CRN 22343/MUSI000
will explore the creative art of
songwriting by examining songs
from a variety of popular musical
styles.  Topics include song
structure, chord progressions
and melodic devices, that may
be used in the creation of the
student’s own compositions. No
prior knowledge of music theory
or song writing is required and
the course is open to musicians of
any instrument. This course can
be used either independently, or
as a follow on from the October
2018 songwriting course.
CRN 22496/MUSI000
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Multimedia – Adobe Premiere or similar, would Liverpool, entry to the exhibition
Television Production be an advantage but not essential and drawing materials are
CRN 22632/CEPD6000 included. 
6 meetings from Thursday 21
CRN 22196/CEPD4000
February
6.30 - 8.30pm March
With David Hocker
Drawing Léger at Tate
£66/£56/£33
Saturday 2 March
Each session in this six-week 10:30am - 4:30pm
course will take the form of a With Paul Gatenby
practical workshop looking at
video editing and television Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock
production. The aim is to acquaint £49
you with an understanding of
the language of the screen Artist-tutor Paul Gatenby will take
and the principles of television participants through a series of
production. We will look at drawing challenges inspired by
television craft skills and the the art of Fernand Léger in Tate
process of making a short Liverpool’s Léger retrospective.
programme or demonstration Lively drawing activities will follow
clips. Some previous experience Léger’s journey from cubist to
of editing, using software such as proto-pop artist. Held at Tate

LUNCHTIME
CONCERT
SERIES
Wednesdays @ 1pm (term-time only)
Leggate Theatre, Victoria
Gallery & Museum, Ashton
Street, Liverpool L69 3DR
Free to all

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Transits and
Transformations
How does accessing higher education late change
lives and identities?
Monday 29 October – Sunday 04 November
Join us at Tate Exchange as we reflect on
higher education and the impact it can have on
transforming lives and identities, especially for
those who come to learning later in life. We will
uncover shared experiences and seek answers to
the question who has access to higher education,
how is this changing and why?
Drop in to view, create and comment on personal
artwork that explores who we are, who we are
allowed to be, and who we want to be. All week.
All ages.
Make a short vlog about the impact of higher
education on you or your family. Tuesday 1-3pm,
Friday 11am-2pm. All ages.
Join us to hear and participate in Conversations
before an audience, when mature learners will
exchange experiences about higher education,
stereotypes, expectations, identity and
opportunity. Monday 2-3pm, Thursday 11am-
12noon and Sunday 1-2pm. Age 12 +
Be a student for an hour and join an Art and
Protest Seminar led by staff from the University of
Liverpool. Friday 2-3pm. Age 12 + Go Higher

View a final artwork produced at the end of the
event by an artist inspired by stories heard and
artwork contributed during the week. Saturday
and Sunday. All ages.

No booking is needed. People will be on hand at all times to answer your questions. For more details
please visit the University of Liverpool’s website:
www.liverpool.ac.uk/humanities-and-social-sciences/go-higher/events/
This week of activities is part of the celebrations leading up to the 20-year anniversary of the Go Higher Diploma, the
University of Liverpool’s part-time access foundation programme for mature learners seeking access to degrees in the
arts, humanities and social sciences.
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Short courses, lectures and events in the areas of

Science
Engineering
Geology, Environmental Science
&
What is science? Science is knowledge. Science is useful. Autumn Term Page 69
Science will never be finished. Science is exciting. Science
is fact. This years’ programme continues to expand and to Lent Term Page 73
explore more subjects, uncover more questions, stimulate Subject Index Page 75
interest and encourage debate. We will investigate volcanic
eruptions from the past and present with Hazel Clark, whilst
once again Paul Dearden will guide you through our solar
system on An Introduction to Astronomy.
New to Science and Engineering, Bhavik Mehta examines
the science behind Global Warming in two 10-week
courses beginning in autumn, and Dr Ikenna Anthony
Okaro investigates the ‘Internet of Things’ over 4 meetings.
Meanwhile from November, Bernado Teixeira Lopes walks
students through the mechanics of your sight, and ways to
improve your vision.
If you are short of time and looking for something shorter
and less intensive then we have a range of enticing talks
on an array of fascinating subjects from nanotechnology,
3D printing, modelling real-world problems, how accidents
shaped our culture and programming robots!
So have a look through and explore a fascinating
programme with so much choice.

All courses at the University of Liverpool unless stated.

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October Introduction to
Nanotechnology
Volcanoes Past and
Present Thursday 4 October
6 - 8pm
15 meetings from Monday 1 With Bhavik Mehta
October
7 - 9pm £10
With Hazel Clark In this introductory lecture,
£165/£140/£83 we will cover some basics of
nanotechnology, including
A volcanic eruption is a characterisation and fabrication
spectacular sight that reveals the techniques in the nanoscale.
awesome power and devastating We will also look into specific
effects of nature on the rampage. applications of this technology in
Through case studies, we will commercial products and explain
compare different types of why vacuum and cleanroom
eruptions, volcanic products environments are important for
and their local/global effects on creating nano-products. 
human beings. 
CRN 22319/ENVS000
CRN 22341/ENVS700
15 Credits
An Introduction to
Astronomy
Global Warming I: The
Science and Modelling 10 meetings from Monday 8
of Climate Change October
7 - 9pm
10 meetings from Wednesday With Paul Dearden
3 October Introduction to 3D
6 - 8pm £110/£94/£55 Printing
With Bhavik Mehta An introduction to the planets in Tuesday 9 October
£110/£94/£55 our solar system, stars, galaxies 6 - 8pm
and the wider Universe, this With Teresa Partida
This course looks at the science course is a non-mathematical, Manzanera
behind global warming and some beginner’s guide to astronomy.
forecasts of the human factor It also includes an introduction £10
upon the planet. We’ll bring in to the practical observation Additive manufacturing or 3D
insights and viewpoints from of the night sky, and a trip to printing is the technology that
biology, chemistry, physics, earth the Liverpool Astronomical builds 3D objects by adding
science and some economics, all Society’s Observatory in Cronton, layer upon layer of material. The
of which will be based on simple Merseyside. 3D printing market is booming,
mathematics. 
CRN 22187/ENVS701 with materials used in 3D
CRN 22316/ENVS000 10 Credits printing and the application of
3D printers growing every day.
This talk will give an introduction
to 3D printing, its evolution,
applications, techniques and
challenges.
CRN 22307/ENVS000
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Programming Robots
Wednesday 17 October
1 - 3pm
With Dr Louise Dennis
£10
This session will introduce
key concepts in programming
robots and then provide an
opportunity to gain hands-on
experience programming simple
robots using the Python
programming language. No
previous experience with Python November
or programming is required.
CRN 22447/ENVS000
Accidents that Shaped
our Culture
Thinking like a Wednesday 7 November
Scientist 6 - 8pm
With Caroline Morais
Tuesday 30 October
6 - 7:30pm £10
With Gina Cardwell Industrial accidents such as the
£9 Titanic, Chernobyl and Piper
How Can Modelling be Alpha will be explored through
Used for Real-World A practical guide to using their effect upon our culture. We
Problems? scientific processes to improve will analyse the causes of the
your physical and mental health accidents using risk assessment
3 meetings from Wednesday right now and how science might knowledge, however when
10 October help your health in the future. we attempt to explain the
6 - 8pm Improvements may include but consequences within our culture
With Peyman Babakhani are not limited to: well-being, some curious facts from films and
£33/£28/£17 stress levels and sleep. UK museums will be presented.
CRN 22372/ENVS000 CRN 22308/ENVS000
In this course we will introduce
you to the world of modelling
and prediction. We will explore
in-depth modelling and prediction
procedures that solve every-
day problems. Through real life
scenarios such as stock market
prediction we will analyse how
a simple modelling procedure
works in practice and how models
can be adapted to suit the
needs of a particular audience.
No prerequisites other than an
interest in how the world works. 
CRN 21508/ENVS000

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Majority Judgment: An Strategies for Making
Alternative to Classical Every Day Things
Voting Methods Saturday 17 November
Saturday 17 November 9:30am - 4pm
9:30am - 3:30pm With Sarini Jayasinghe
With Prof. Rida Laraki
£46
£46
In this workshop we will discuss
There is a growing sense the current strategies in
that electoral systems used manufacturing that are practiced
throughout the world such as the by our most successful global
UK’s and the USA’s first-past-the- brands. As a consumer, we
post are no longer satisfactory, benefit from processes and
leading to disenfranchisement strategies that are used to
and low turn-out. So, why not deliver high quality products,
simply change them? We will and subsequently every
explore the current failings of manufacturing plant constantly
the various systems and critically upgrades their systems with the
analyse Majority Judgment - a latest technology to fulfill ever
recent method issued from a increasing consumer demands.
new theoretical model - that In this interactive workshop we
may hold the answer. This is an will explore in-depth, the modern
interactive and thought provoking manufacturing techniques that
day school that seeks to explain produce our every-day products
fully the inadequacies that are and the technologies used to The Mechanics of
inherent within the current meet demand. 
Sight
electoral systems.  CRN 22313/ENVS000
CRN 22318/ENVS000
2 meetings Tuesday 20
November & Tuesday 27
November
6 - 8pm
With Bernardo Teixeira Lopes
£22/£19/£11
Sight is the most used sense in
our daily life. The vision process
not only permits us to discover
the world, but is also fascinating
in itself. During this course we
are going to walk through the
mechanics of sight, the structure
of the eye and what we need
to achieve good vision. We are
going to understand the common
eye problems that can lead
to vision impairment and how
engineering is helping us to fix
them.
CRN 22321/ENVS000
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What are the Limits of
Computing?
Tuesday 27 November
6 - 8pm
With Dr Sven Linker
£10
In this course we will take a
look at what it really means ‘to
compute’, and where the limits
of computation are. The use of
computers affect our lives daily,
from social media to corporations
that use our personal data to
develop customer profiles, and
it is easy to get the impression
that computers can solve every
problem. However, as we will December Introduction to
explain this is far from true. No Microfluidics
knowledge in mathematics or Sustainable Energy
programming is necessary.  Production Wednesday 5 December
6:30 - 8pm
CRN 22311/ENVS000 Tuesday 4 December With Koduri Manohar Prasad
1 - 2pm
With Hammed Salami £9
£7 Microfluidics emerged at the
beginning of the 1980s - the
The development of sustainable most commercially successful
sources of chemicals and application being for inkjet
energy is perhaps the largest printheads, since when
long-term problem facing us Microfluidics has become a
in the 21st century. Reliance multidisciplinary field covering
on non-renewable and fossil engineering, physics, chemistry
fuel-derived chemicals and and nanotechnology. The uses
fuels has been linked to the are numerous, the potential is
large increase in atmospheric vast and in this talk we will guide
carbon dioxide concentration you through new discoveries,
and subsequent climate change. current uses and explore the
However, the combined use of future. This is an engaging talk
nanotechnology and catalysis about one of the most influential
offers new and exciting ways scientific principles. 
of producing fine chemicals,
petrol-derived commodities and CRN 22513/ENVS000
polymer precursors from biomass.
This talk will focus on the
development of catalytic systems
for producing bio-renewable
chemicals from a wide variety of
biomass feedstocks.
CRN 22317/ENVS000

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January Rivers Past and
Present
Introduction
to Technical 15 meetings from Monday 21
Programming January
7 - 9pm
10 meetings from Monday 21 With Hazel Clark
January
6 - 8pm £165/£140/£83
With Vincent Page Rivers with their potential for
£110/£94/£55 destruction, creation and renewal,
have profoundly influenced
Programming surrounds us in human beings by providing
everyday life. It is in phones, surfaces to live on, building
cars, computers and autopilot materials, water to sustain life
systems. It is used in a variety and power. An overview of
of applications, from simulations modern river processes aids
of heat transfer through a the interpretation of the local
material to the fluid flow through geology.
wind turbines. It is also used
in computer games to create CRN 22342/ENVS909
15 Credits
the visuals, game mechanics
and physics engines. Technical
programming is all about Next Steps in
calculations, as opposed to Astronomy
reading in and displaying data February
to a screen. In this course
10 meetings from Monday 28
the students will learn the
January 7 - 9pm How Accurate is
numerical methods that will
With Paul Dearden Virtual Reality?
allow them to start creating £110/£94/£55 Tuesday 5 February
their own simulations or carry 6 - 7pm
out calculations on physical This course offers an insight
into the methods professional
With Shirley Eseigbe
systems. The course will use
the freely available Python astronomers use to explore the £7
programming language. It would Universe. Using basic maths
and computer software, we will Computer simulation is a diverse
be advantageous for students
look at how astronomers study and increasingly important field
to have a basic understanding
various phenomena in space. of research that has become
of vectors/matrices, linear
Some knowledge of GCSE an essential tool for an array
equations, polynomial equations,
maths or equivalent would be of diverse applications from
differentiation, integration, and
an advantage. It would also medicine to engineering.
arithmetic. However, reviews
be useful to have taken the Essential for business and
of each subject are given in
companion course ‘Introduction scientific research, modelling can
the lectures and extra support
to Astronomy’ before taking this bring to life scenarios that would
is provided for those without a
one, though this is not essential. not be accessible otherwise and
maths background.
The course also includes an in this talk we explore how ‘real’
CRN 22536/ENVS910 optional trip to Jodrell Bank our worlds can be represented
10 Credits and, how smart are the decisions
Discovery Centre in Cheshire for
an additional charge of £8. we infer from real-world
modelling.
CRN 22188/ENVS702
10 Credits CRN 22586/ENVS000
74 Science and Engineering

The Internet of Things Global Warming II:
4 meetings from Wednesday
Global Energy and
6 February Climate Policy
6 - 7pm 7 meetings from Wednesday 6
With Dr Ikenna Anthony February
Okaro 6 - 8pm
£22/£19/£11 With Bhavik Mehta

This is an interactive course that £77/£65/£39
will highlight key advances in the This course introduces the theory
‘Internet of Things’, the trends, and practice behind the design,
risks, present challenges and advocacy and implementation of
outlook for the future. It explores energy and climate change policy.
how the Internet of Things Since the energy markets are
extends internet connectivity moving towards a global stance,
beyond computers and smart there is a need to make policies
phones to also include a diverse that go together with international
range of devices that utilize this governance. The need to
technology with everyday objects. moderate and adapt to climate
No pre-requisite is required other change and move towards a
than an interest in the Internet of low-carbon energy sector adds a
Things.  further layer of complexity to the
CRN 22312/ENVS000 situation. Students do not need to
have attended Global Warming I March
to attend this course.  Fundamentals of
CRN 22315/ENVS000 Microelectronics
Tuesday 5 March
6 - 8pm
With Teresa Partida
Manzanera
£10
Microelectronics are the very
small electronic components that
we use in almost all electronic
devices today, including
mobile phones, computers and
televisions. Advances in the
technology allows us to make
things smaller, faster and more
energy efficient. This course
will provide an introduction to
microelectronics covering its
history, prevalence in society,
how microchips work and
are made and the future of
microelectronics.
CRN 22322/ENVS000

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Index
Course Title Date Time Page

Off campus
Practical Prehistory: Making Artefacts at Ness Gardens Saturday 8 September 10:30am - 4:30pm 11

Flying Fish, Octopus and Dolphins: Marine Life of the Prehistoric
Tuesday 2 October 2 - 4pm 11
Aegean (Ness Gardens)

Stone Circles of the Peak District-A Guided Tour Saturday 13 October 9am - 6pm 12
Face to Face with Early Egyptians at the Petrie Museum, University
Monday 18 March 1 - 5pm 15
College, London
Stone Age to Iron Age: The Story of British Prehistory at Ness
Saturday 6 April 10:30am - 4:30pm 15
Gardens
Bulls, Boars and Blue Monkeys: Animal Life of the Prehistoric Aegean
Tuesday 30 April 2 - 4pm 16
(Ness Gardens)

Tate 30 Saturday 27 October 10:30am - 12:30pm 20

Tate 30 Tuesday 30 October 10:30am - 12:30pm 20

Fernand Léger at Tate Liverpool Saturday 2 February 10:30am - 4:30pm 21

Drawing Léger at Tate Saturday 2 March 10:30am - 4:30pm 21

Chekhov’s Early and Middle Stories (Kelsall) Tuesday 2 October 10:30am - 12:30pm 31

Writing at Ness 1 Tuesday 2 October 2- 4pm 31

Exploring Seamus Heaney’s Poetry (Frodsham) Wednesday 3 October 10:30am - 12:30pm 31

The Early Novels of Virginia Woolf (Kelsall) Tuesday 8 January 10:30am - 12:30pm 35
An Introduction to Gilbert White and The Natural History of Selborne
Wednesday 9 January 10:30am - 12:30pm 35
(published 1789) (Frodsham)
Writing at Ness 2 Tuesday 29 January 2 - 4pm 36

Gardens & Designed Landscapes of the Wirral (Ness Gardens) Thursday 23 May 6 - 8pm 44

Cathedral lecture: Art and War (Liverpool Cathedral) Monday 17 September 6:30 - 8pm 47

The Vikings (Sir John Deane’s College) Tuesday 25 September 7 - 9pm 47

Medieval Technology and Science (Southport) Monday 1 October 10:30am - 12:30pm 48

The Georgian Country House (Southport) Monday 7 January 10am – 12pm 50

Italian Stage 1 (Formby High School) Tuesday 2 October 6:30 - 8:30pm 55

Spanish Stage 1 (Formby High School) Tuesday 2 October 6:30 - 8:30pm 56

Italian Stage 2 (Formby High School) Monday 1 October 6:30 - 8:30pm 57

Archaeology and Classical Languages
Introduction to Ancient Greek Mythology Monday 1 October 2 - 4pm 11
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Stone Circles of the Peak District Monday 1 October 6:30 - 8:30pm 11

Introduction to Archaeo-Astronomy: The Secrets of the Universe Tuesday 2 October 10:30am - 12:30pm 11

Introduction to Latin Tuesday 2 October 6 - 8pm 11

Ancient Greek Women, Then and Now Thursday 4 October 2 - 4pm 12

The Jewel Box of Ancient Egypt Friday 5 October 10:30am - 12:30pm 12

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Wednesday 10 October 10:30am - 1pm 12

Roman Britain from Julius Caesar to the Fall of Empire Monday 5 November 2 - 4pm 13

Prescot at the Time of Shakespeare and Beyond Saturday 17 November 10am - 4:30pm 13

Drama in Ancient Greece Monday 28 January 2 - 4pm 13

Stonehenge and Society Monday 28 January 6:30 - 8:30pm 13

Intermediate Latin Tuesday 29 January 6 - 8pm 14

The Archaeology of Textiles Wednesday 30 January 2 - 4pm 14

Before the Pyramids: The Artists of Ancient Egypt Friday 1 February 10:30am - 12:30pm 14
Archaeological Techniques: Some Case Studies from North-West
Tuesday 12 February 2 - 4pm 14
England
Liverpool and the American Civil War Thursday 14 February 2 - 4pm 15

Art in the Prehistoric Aegean Wednesday 24 April 10:30am - 12:30pm 15
The Divine and Royal House: Egyptian Temples from the New
Friday 3 May 10:30am - 12:30pm 16
Kingdom

Ovid and his Poetry Saturday 11 May 10am - 4:30pm 16

Art and Art History
The Art Club: What is Beauty? Tuesday 25 September 10:30am - 12:30pm 19

Modern Art Inside and Out: Making It! Thursday 27 September 10:30am - 12:30pm 19

Modern Art Inside and Out: Making it! Thursday 27 September 2 - 4pm 19

Architecture of Liverpool Friday 28 September 10:30am - 12:30pm 19

Architecture of Liverpool Friday 28 September 2 - 4pm 19

Edward Burne-Jones, Pre-Raphaelite Master Wednesday 3 October 2 - 4pm 19
Naked or Nude? Attitudes on the Body in Art from the 19th Century
Saturday 17 November 10am - 4:30pm 20
to Today

Modern Art Inside and Out: Intersections Thursday 31 January 10:30am - 12:30pm 20

Modern Art Inside and Out: Intersections Thursday 31 January 2 - 4pm 20

Architecture of Liverpool Friday 1 February 10:30am - 12:30pm 21

Five Liverpool Architects Friday 1 February 2 - 4:30pm 21

Victorian Values: 19th-Century Art, In and Out of Fashion Wednesday 6 February 2 - 4pm 21

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Viking Art in the British Isles Saturday 16 March 10am - 4:30pm 22

The Art Club: “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” Tuesday 23 April 10:30am - 12:30pm 22

Temples of Art: Victorian to White Cube Wednesday 1 May 2 - 4pm 23

The Kitchen Sink Painters: The Baby and the Bathwater Saturday 11 May 10am - 4:30pm 23

Business and Personal Finance
Strategies for Making Every Day Things Saturday 17 November 9:30am - 4pm 26

Developing Leadership Monday 28 January 6 - 8:30pm 27

Digital Marketing Tuesday 29 January 2 - 4pm 27
Welfare Benefits Law and Helping People to Challenge Unfair
Wednesday 6 March 6 - 8pm 28
Decisions
Academic Skills: the Essentials Monday 25 February 6 - 8pm 5

Creative Writing
Writing Poetry 1 Thursday 4 October 2 - 4pm 31

Writing for Radio Tuesday 9 October 2 - 4pm 32

Creative Writing – Beginning the Craft Tuesday 9 October 7 - 9pm 32

Writing for Performance 1 Wednesday 10 October 7 - 9pm 33

Writing Short Stories and Novels Wednesday 17 October 6:30 - 9pm 33

Writing for Children Tuesday 23 October 6:30 - 9pm 34

Writing for Performance 2 Wednesday 23 January 7 - 9pm 36

Creative Writing – Developing the Craft Tuesday 5 February 7 - 9pm 36

Writing Short Stories and Novels - Towards the End Wednesday 24 April 6:30 - 9pm 37

Writing Poetry 2 Thursday 25 April 2 - 4pm 38

English Language and Literature
European Literature in Translation Friday 5 October 10:30am - 12:30pm 32

Unruly Shakespeare Friday 5 October 2 - 4pm 32

21st Century Women Writers Tuesday 9 October 10:30am - 12:30pm 32

Muriel Spark Tuesday 9 October 1- 3pm 32

From Faustus to Frankenstein Thursday 11 October 10:30am - 12:30pm 33

Texts and Echoes Thursday 11 October 2 - 4pm 33

Monthly Novel 1: Shell Shock Friday 19 October 11:30am - 3pm 33

How to Read a Poem Monday 22 October 2 - 4pm 33

Charlotte Brontë: Shirley Tuesday 23 October 2 - 4pm 34
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Walking and Writing Saturday 17 November 9:30am - 4pm 34

Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights Saturday 17 November 9:30am - 4pm 34

Women of the Revival: Irish Women Writers against the British Rule Saturday 17 November 9:30am - 4pm 34

Simone De Beauvoir - The Woman Destroyed Tuesday 4 December 2 - 4pm 35

Beaching The Tempest Friday 11 January 3:30 - 5:30pm 35

James Joyce’s Ulysses Monday 14 January 7 - 9pm 35

The Female Gothic – the First Two Centuries Thursday 17 January 10:30am - 12:30pm 36

Shakespeare on the Couch: King Lear Saturday 16 March 9:30am – 4pm 37

Shakespeare on the Couch: Macbeth Saturday 11 May 9:30am - 4pm 38

Julian of Norwich: Revelations of Divine Love Saturday 11 May 9:30am - 4pm 38

Health and Life Sciences
The Mechanics of Sight Tuesday 20 November 6 - 8pm 41

Plants and How to Look After Them Saturday 16 March 10am - 4pm 42

Wild Medicine Thursday 21 March 6 - 8pm 42

Seeds Thursday 4 April 6 - 8pm 43

The Evolution of the Botanic Garden Thursday 25 April 6 - 8pm 43

Gardens & Designed Landscapes of Liverpool Thursday 9 May 6 - 8pm 44

Planting for Year-round Interest Saturday 11 May 10am - 4pm 44

History and Local History
Liverpool in the Twentieth Century Monday 1 October 2 - 4pm 48

Nomads of the Wastes: The City, Sea and Suburbia in the Work of
Tuesday 2 October 6 - 8pm 48
James Hanley

America’s Rise to Globalism, 1898-1945 Thursday 4 October 2 - 4pm 49

Disease and Survival on the Burma Railway 1942-1945 Monday 22 October 6:30pm - 8pm 49

The Hope Street and Rodney Street Districts: An Examination of
Thursday 15 November 2 - 4pm 50
Social History
Cold War America - 1945-1990 Thursday 7 February 2 - 4pm 51

Jim Phelan’s Merseyside Journey Thursday 7 February 6 - 8pm 51

Jim Phelan: Criminal, Tramp, or Irish Revolutionary Tuesday 9 February 6 - 8pm 52

Exploring Liverpool’s Historic Newspapers and Periodicals Monday 25 February 2 - 4pm 52

New World Order or Disorder? America 1991-2019 Thursday 2 May 2 - 4pm 53

Information Technology
Has my PC Been Hacked? Wednesday 3 October 6 - 8pm 25

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Introduction to Statistics with SPSS Thursday 4 October 6 - 8pm 25

Getting More from Excel Monday 5 November 6 - 8pm 25

SPSS for Intermediate Users Thursday 15 November 6 - 8pm 26

Introduction to Technical Programming Monday 21 January 6 - 8pm 26

Getting More from Microsoft Office Tuesday 5 February 6 - 8pm 27

Modern Languages
Wednesday 14 No-
Introduction to Catalan 6 - 8pm 55
vember

French Stage 1 Monday 8 October 2 - 4pm 55

French Stage 1 Tuesday 9 October 6 - 8pm 55

French Stage 1 Thursday 11 October 6 - 8pm 55

German Stage 1 Monday 8 October 6 - 8pm 55

German Stage 1 Thursday 11 October 6 - 8pm 55

Italian Stage 1 Wednesday 10 October 4 - 6pm 55

Italian Stage 1 Wednesday 10 October 6 - 8pm 55

Italian Stage 1 Thursday 11 October 6 - 8pm 56

Japanese Stage 1 Tuesday 9 October 4 - 6pm 56

Japanese Stage 1 Tuesday 9 October 6:15 - 8:15pm 56

Mandarin Stage 1 (Confucius Institute) Monday 8 October 12:30 - 2:30pm 56

Mandarin Stage 1 Tuesday 9 October 6 - 8pm 56

Mandarin Stage 1 Thursday 11 October 6 - 8pm 56

Spanish Stage 1 Monday 8 October 6 - 8pm 56

Spanish Stage 1 Wednesday 10 October 3 - 5pm 56

Spanish Stage 1 Wednesday 10 October 6 - 8pm 56

Spanish Stage 1 Thursday 11 October 6 - 8pm 56

French Stage 2 Monday 8 October 6 - 8pm 56

French Stage 2 Wednesday 10 October 6 - 8pm 56

German Stage 2 Tuesday 9 October 6 - 8pm 57

German Stage 2 Wednesday 10 October 6 - 8pm 57

Italian Stage 2 Monday 8 October 6:15 - 8:15pm 57

Italian Stage 2 Tuesday 9 October 2 - 4pm 57

Japanese Stage 2 Wednesday 10 October 6 - 8pm 57

Mandarin Stage 2 Monday 8 October 6 - 8pm 57
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Mandarin Stage 2 (Confucius Institute) Tuesday 9 October 11am - 1pm 57

Spanish Stage 2 Monday 8 October 6 - 8pm 57

Spanish Stage 2 Wednesday 10 October 3 - 5pm 57

Spanish Stage 2 Wednesday 10 October 6 - 8pm 57

French Stage 2+ Monday 8 October 6 - 8pm 58

French Stage 2+ Wednesday 10 October 2 - 4pm 58

German Stage 2+ Monday 8 October 6 - 8pm 58

Italian Stage 2+ Tuesday 9 October 4 - 6pm 58

Japanese Stage 2+ Monday 8 October 6 - 8pm 58

Mandarin Stage 2 + (Confucius Institute) Tuesday 9 October 2 - 4pm 58

Mandarin Stage 2+ Wednesday 10 October 6 - 8pm 58

Spanish Stage 2+ Tuesday 9 October 6 - 8pm 58

Spanish Stage 2+ Thursday 11 October 6 - 8pm 58

French Stage 3 Thursday 11 October 3 - 5pm 59

German Stage 3 Wednesday 10 October 6 - 8pm 59

Mandarin Stage 3 (Confucius Institute) Wednesday 10 October 12:30 - 2:30pm 59

Spanish Stage 3 Wednesday 10 October 6 - 8pm 59

French Stage 4 Thursday 11 October 6 - 8pm 59

German Stage 4 Tuesday 9 October 6 - 8pm 59

Mandarin Stage 4 (Confucius Institute) Thursday 11 October 12:30 - 2:30pm 59

Advanced French Language and Culture Wednesday 10 October 6 - 8pm 60

Advanced German Language and Culture Thursday 11 October 6 - 8pm 60

Advanced Italian Language and Culture Wednesday 10 October 2 - 4pm 60

Advanced Spanish Language and Culture Monday 8 October 6 - 8pm 60

Music
Encountering Haydn Monday 1 October 2 - 4pm 63

Piano and Keyboard Skills for Beginners Tuesday 2 October 6 - 8pm 63

Singing for All Friday 5 October 10:30am - 12:30pm 63

Recording Music at Home: Tips, Tricks, Theories and Hacks Tuesday 9 October 6pm - 8:30pm 63

An Introduction to Blues Guitar Wednesday 10 October 6 - 8:30pm 63

Introduction to Music Production on Computers Thursday 11 October 6 - 8:30pm 63

An Introduction to Song Writing Monday 15 October 1:30 - 4pm 64

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Guitar for Beginners Monday 15 October 6 - 8:30pm 64

Metallica, Maiden, Mayhem – The ABCs of Heavy Metal Monday 15 October 6 - 8pm 64

Debussy Centenary: His Life and Works Thursday 1 November 6 - 8pm 64

Music, Emotion and Meaning Monday 14 January 2 - 4pm 64

Piano and Keyboard Skills for Beginners Tuesday 22 January 6 - 8pm 65

Singing for All Friday 25 January 10:30am - 12:30pm 65

Guitar for Beginners Monday 28 January 6 - 8:30pm 65

Studio Recording Techniques Thursday 31 January 6 - 8:30pm 65

An Introduction to Song Writing Monday 4 February 1:30 - 4pm 65

Multimedia – Television Production Thursday 21 February 6.30 - 8.30pm 66

Philosophy and Religion
Lost People of the Ancient World Monday 24 September 10:30am - 12:30pm 47

Church and Society 1660-1820 Monday 24 September 1:30 - 3:30pm 47

Socialism, Stalinism and the End of Capitalism Wednesday 3 October 2 - 4pm 49

The Meaning of Life: A Philosophical Exploration Tuesday 9 October 4 - 6pm 49

Wednesday 21 No-
Should Robots be Moral? 6 - 7:30pm 50
vember

‘Resistance is Fertile: A Short History of Anti-capitalism’ Wednesday 23 January 2 - 4pm 51

Genetics, Animals and Environmental Ethics Wednesday 13 February 6 - 7:30pm 51
‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist: the Political Economy of
Tuesday 23 April 2 - 4pm 52
Robert Tressell/ Noonan’
The Lives and Work of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels Wednesday 24 April 2 - 4pm 53

Religious Texts from Ugarit Monday 29 April 10:30am - 12:30pm 53

Church and Society 1820-1920 Monday 29 April 1:30 - 3:30pm 53

Politics
Majority Judgment: An Alternative to Classical Voting Methods Saturday 17 November 9:30am - 3:30pm 50

Psychology
Introduction to Clinical Psychology Wednesday 3 October 6 - 8pm 41

The Psychology of Autism and Asperger Syndrome Monday 8 October 6 - 8pm 41

Introduction to Investor Psychology Wednesday 10 October 2 - 4pm 25

Introduction to Forensic Psychology Wednesday 30 January 6 - 8pm 42

An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Psychology Wednesday 1 May 6 - 8pm 43

Workshop for Family & Friends: Caring for People with Psychiatric
Saturday 11 May 9:30am - 4:30pm 44
Diagnoses
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Science & Engineering
Volcanoes Past and Present Monday 1 October 7- 9pm 69

Global Warming I: The Science and Modelling of Climate Change Wednesday 3 October 6 - 8pm 69

Introduction to Nanotechnology Thursday 4 October 6 - 8pm 69

An Introduction to Astronomy Monday 8 October 7 - 9pm 69

Introduction to 3D Printing Tuesday 9 October 6 - 8pm 69

How Can Modelling be Used for Real-World Problems? Wednesday 10 October 6 - 8pm 70

Programming Robots Wednesday 17 October 1 - 3pm 70

Thinking like a Scientist Tuesday 30 October 6 - 7:30pm 70
Wednesday 7 Novem-
Accidents that Shaped our Culture 6 - 8pm 70
ber

What are the Limits of Computing? Tuesday 27 November 6 - 8pm 72

Sustainable Energy Production Tuesday 4 December 1 - 2pm 72
Wednesday 5 De-
Introduction to Microfluidics 6:30 - 8pm 72
cember

Introduction to Technical Programming Monday 21 January 6 - 8pm 73

Rivers Past and Present Monday 21 January 7 - 9pm 73

Next Steps in Astronomy Monday 28 January 7 - 9pm 73

How Accurate is Virtual reality? Tuesday 5 February 6 - 7pm 73

The Internet of Things Wednesday 6 February 6 - 7pm 74

Global Warming II: Global Energy and Climate Policy Wednesday 6 February 6 - 8pm 74

Fundamentals of Microelectronics Tuesday 5 March 6 - 8pm 74

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