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Starts: Monday, 02 August 2021 at 7:30PM
Ends: Monday, 02 August 2021 at 8:30PM
Available spaces: 158

Tutor: Tilo Flache

Arabic calligraphy differs from Latin/European calligraphy. European calligraphy is focused mainly on the written word, and there are beautifully written and illuminated books written in Arabic... Read More

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Starts: Tuesday, 03 August 2021 at 6:00PM
Ends: Tuesday, 03 August 2021 at 7:00PM
Available spaces: 165

Tutor: Simon Gregor

Combining his passions for history, photography and poetry, Simon will lead a virtual guided tour around London at night, and share some of his experiences of photographing and exploring the city... Read More

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Starts: Wednesday, 04 August 2021 at 7:30PM
Ends: Wednesday, 04 August 2021 at 8:30PM
Available spaces: 163

Tutor: Peter Lawrence

One of England’s grandest estates was situated just 10 miles from Whitehall. Peter will take you through the history of this estate which began as a grand hunting lodge to entertain royalty,... Read More

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Starts: Thursday, 05 August 2021 at 11:30AM
Ends: Thursday, 05 August 2021 at 12:30PM
Available spaces: 88

Tutor: Elaine Whittaker

Join Elaine for this taster session of gentle yoga, incorporating mindfulness for both beginners and those with yoga experience.In this hour-long session Elaine Whittaker will lead us through some... Read More

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Starts: Monday, 09 August 2021 at 7:30PM
Ends: Monday, 09 August 2021 at 8:30PM
Available spaces: 156

Tutor: Tilo Flache

The city of Rome has had its ups and down, growing with the Roman Empire and falling into decline at its end until what remained was nothing much more than a grimy little village. And then it rose up... Read More

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Starts: Tuesday, 10 August 2021 at 1:00PM
Ends: Tuesday, 10 August 2021 at 2:00PM
Available spaces: 187

Tutor: Claire Cornell

Health is often defined as the absence of physical disease or sickness. However, this definition lacks the comprehensiveness of a broader approach. Holistic well-being practices are those that take... Read More

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Starts: Tuesday, 10 August 2021 at 6:00PM
Ends: Tuesday, 10 August 2021 at 7:00PM
Available spaces: 175

Tutor: Simon Gregor

Siegfried Sassoon is one of the best-known poets of the First World War, and one of those who also survived the conflict. In this brand new talk, Simon will explore Sassoon's life, his wartime... Read More

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Starts: Wednesday, 11 August 2021 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 11 August 2021 at 5:00PM
Available spaces: 193

Tutor: Dr Geoff Doel

Join Geoff as he delves into Jane Austen’s superb send-up of the gothic novel formula, whose delightfully naïve heroine uses gothic novels as a guide to life and distinguishes between fiction and... Read More

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Starts: Wednesday, 11 August 2021 at 7:30PM
Ends: Wednesday, 11 August 2021 at 8:30PM
Available spaces: 182

Tutor: Peter Lawrence

A History of the Royal Parish of St James’s. Over the centuries, the parish of St James has been an enclave for the Establishment. Much of its architecture and street layout have remained... Read More

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Starts: Thursday, 12 August 2021 at 11:30AM
Ends: Thursday, 26 August 2021 at 11:30AM
Available spaces: 198

Tutor: Elaine Whittaker

Elaine is delighted to offer you this 3 part set of hour-long Yoga classes running on 3 consecutive Thursdays at 11:30am from Thursday 12th August 2021 - Thursday 26th August 2021.In these hour-long... Read More

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Starts: Thursday, 12 August 2021 at 7:30PM
Ends: Thursday, 12 August 2021 at 8:30PM
Available spaces: 172

Tutor: Patricia Gentry-Verhoestraete

In this second part on Kew Gardens you will discover more on the gardens’ treasures with a closer look at more fascinating plants in the Palm House, learn a few things about roses and a cottage... Read More

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Starts: Friday, 13 August 2021 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 13 August 2021 at 5:00PM
Available spaces: 192

Tutor: Simon Gregor

Simon will lead us on a virtual walk along the River Thames from Vauxhall to Westminster. Using his own photographs, we will explore both the riverside itself, and some of the lesser known... Read More

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Starts: Monday, 16 August 2021 at 5:30PM
Ends: Monday, 16 August 2021 at 6:30PM
Available spaces: 190

Tutor: Anna Steven

The gardens of Oxford’s colleges are surprisingly varied in style, age and size, ranging from the 16th century Mount in the middle of New College, to the impressive modernist design of St.... Read More

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Starts: Monday, 16 August 2021 at 7:30PM
Ends: Monday, 16 August 2021 at 8:30PM
Available spaces: 174

Tutor: Tilo Flache

Orkney is one of those places that is full of mysterious ruins, conundrums of history, beautiful sights and cultural incongruities. And it sits right on your doorstep, too! Let’s go and follow in... Read More

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Starts: Tuesday, 17 August 2021 at 6:00PM
Ends: Tuesday, 17 August 2021 at 7:00PM
Available spaces: 200

Tutor: Simon Gregor

Simon has been interested in the Chinese philosophy and religion of Taoism for most of his adult life. In this talk he will outline some of the history and key precepts of the Taoist approach to... Read More

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Starts: Wednesday, 18 August 2021 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 18 August 2021 at 5:00PM
Available spaces: 196

Tutor: Martin Lunn

The space age began on October 4th 1957 when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik; the first man made object to be placed in orbit around the Earth. In the 1960s there was spectacular progress in the... Read More

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Starts: Wednesday, 18 August 2021 at 7:30PM
Ends: Wednesday, 18 August 2021 at 8:30PM
Available spaces: 186

Tutor: Peter Lawrence

Peter delves into the life and work of Humphry Repton, 18th century Landscape Gardener, often considered the successor of Capability Brown, who worked on country house estates in East Anglia and what... Read More

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Starts: Friday, 20 August 2021 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 20 August 2021 at 5:00PM
Available spaces: 197

Tutor: Simon Gregor

Wilfred Owen is one of the most famous First World War poets, and in this talk Simon will explore how Owen's poetry related to his war experience as a soldier. By exploring both the nature of poetry... Read More

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Starts: Monday, 23 August 2021 at 7:30PM
Ends: Monday, 23 August 2021 at 8:30PM
Available spaces: 189

Tutor: Tilo Flache

Believe it or not, the East Coast of Africa has been a hub of activity for a long time, and none more so than the region along the Swahili Coast of Kenya and Tanzania. Let’s explore the sights and... Read More

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Starts: Tuesday, 24 August 2021 at 7:30PM
Ends: Tuesday, 24 August 2021 at 8:45PM
Available spaces: 197

Tutor: Ruth Kerr

Getting to know... the Cello - An exploration of the wonderful repertoire for this richest, most expressive of instruments!Ruth studied music at Cambridge University and singing at the Guildhall... Read More

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Starts: Wednesday, 25 August 2021 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 25 August 2021 at 5:00PM
Available spaces: 195

Tutor: Dr Geoff Doel

Anne’s hero Gilbert is as violent and passionate as Heathcliff or Rochester, pursuing a potentially adulterous relationship with an equally passionate heroine who has defied the law (which Anne... Read More

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Starts: Wednesday, 25 August 2021 at 7:30PM
Ends: Wednesday, 25 August 2021 at 8:30PM
Available spaces: 169

Tutor: Peter Lawrence

A history of London’s underground railway from the earliest service of its kind in the world to the present comprehensive light transit system that keeps the Capital moving.Zoom log in details will... Read More

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Starts: Thursday, 26 August 2021 at 5:30PM
Ends: Thursday, 26 August 2021 at 6:30PM
Available spaces: 200

Tutor: Fiona-Jane Weston

What did Mummy do in the War? Things she’d never done before!In recognition of the women who fought for both country and women’s rights, Fiona-Jane brings to life the stories of Suffragettes and... Read More

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Starts: Thursday, 26 August 2021 at 7:30PM
Ends: Thursday, 26 August 2021 at 8:30PM
Available spaces: 198

Tutor: Patrick Foster

Join Patrick for this talk on gambling awareness, as he combines his own personal lived-experience with gambling addiction which brought him to the verge of taking his own life. Thankfully for... Read More

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Starts: Tuesday, 31 August 2021 at 6:00PM
Ends: Tuesday, 31 August 2021 at 7:00PM
Available spaces: 199

Tutor: Simon Gregor

Simon will lead us on a virtual walk along the River Thames from Vauxhall to Westminster. Using his own photographs, we will explore both the riverside itself, and some of the lesser known... Read More