Welcome to Warwickshire Leisure Studies. On these pages you will find mentally stimulating, and creative, local Warwickshire and West Midlands adult leisure courses. These are offered at a high level: often to university undergraduate level, and are taught by local adult tutors who are well qualified in their subject areas, and often practicing in their own field as critics, writers, artists etc. Most tutors have previously worked for The University of Warwick Centre for Lifelong Learning (The University of Warwick’s own Adult Education Department) and some still offer some courses for the CLL as well. Have a look around. The tutor’s own, detailed info pages are on the left. Find out about us and our courses. Alternatively, click on the subject list below. Found a course that sounds right for you? Sign up using the PayPal button on the tutor’s page (You can also use a credit card.) or follow the tutor’s own sign-up instructions.
Note: we have moved! Welcome to our new site. Note the new address. Take a look around at our developing line-up of courses for autumn 2015. More courses are being added all the time, so do keep checking, or request up-dates. when new courses reflecting your interests appear, by completing the form at the end of this page.
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NEW COURSES FOR AUTUM 2015
Now being posted – courses marked in red are new. Blue course descriptions from earlier this year will give some indication of what these tutors offer. Watch their space!
Ancient Peoples of Antolia A look at some of the oldest archeological sites in the world with discoveries going back to 9,500 BC (Resting tutor – watch this space for autumn 2015)
The Aeolian Harp: History of this enigmatic instrument named after the Greek god of wind. (Lecture)
Art at the WI new classes for autumn 2015
Ethel Smyth 1858-1944 Composer, author, suffragette, whatever Ethel did it was with passion. Learn more about this fascinating character (Lecture)
Images of Royalty 1500-1640 Portraits of Royalty from the Tudors through to the Civil War (Resting tutor – watch this space for autumn 2015)
Life Drawing Sessions Long sessions with a model, and guidance –
new classes for Autumn 2015
Reading Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy Detailed study of this dramatic novel which has been the subject of a major new fllm dramatisation this year. We will also consider the 1967 and 2015 film versions.
If you have any general queries please do not hesitate to drop us a line using the form below, but do send individual course queries to the tutors via their own pages, for more detailed responses. (Note, you do not have to have your own website – fine to leave this bit of the form blank!)