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Date updated: 9/16/2021

Contact the Adult Education Team for further information about the courses and/or to enrol.

All payments will be taken over the telephone by a credit/debit card once the eligibility criteria have been carried out and the necessary forms have been completed.

An opportunity to explore the City of London in depth with classroom sessions followed by a linked walk through the City streets.   In the morning we will explore a topic with presentations, documents, discussions and activities.  After lunch, we will visit the streets and buildings connected with the topic.   Each week we will focus on a different aspect of the City and its history:    

  • The Great Fire of 1666   
  • Gardens and Open Spaces  
  • Printing and Publishing around Fleet Street 
  • The Livery Companies, The Corporation and the Lord Mayor 
  • The Development of Trade   
  • New Buildings and the Future City 

Dates: 19/02/2022 – 26/03/2022

Day: Saturday

Time: 10am – 2pm (two hours classroom, 30 minute lunch break and one and a half hours walking)

Venue: Guildhall

Fee per term: £110

Concession: £20

This course provides an introduction to those interested in undertaking the City Guides course


Class 1: Tuesday 28/09/21 - 02/11/21

Class 2: Thursday 30/09/21 - 04/11/21

Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm

Venue:  Online and in the City

Fee per term: £130


Class 1: Tuesday 26/04/22 – 31/05/22

Class 2: Wednesday 27/04/22 – 01/06/22

Class 3: Thursday 28/04/22 – 02/06/22

Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm

Venue: Online and in the City

Fee per term: £130

A series of short walks that are perfect for a lunch hour in the City. Each walk covers a slice of the City’s history, and you will learn about the long and rich story of the Square Mile, its origins, its rise with the Romans and Normans, its demise through the plague and fire, and its rise again in Georgian, Victorian and modern times.

Autumn: Wednesday 22/09/21 - 15/12/21 

Spring: Wednesday 12/01/22 - 06/04/22 

Summer: Wednesday 20/04/22 - 20/07/22 

Time: 12.30 – 1.30pm

Venue:  in the City

Fee per term: £55

Concession: £20

Philosophy of Unpopular Ideas, Philosophy of Immoral Ideas and Philosophy of Dangerous Ideas. All are designed with a view to show how philosophy is relevant to contemporary problems and how many of the issues we believe to be easy to judge are in fact much more complex. 

Autumn: Wednesday 22/9/21 – 15/12/21

Spring: Wednesday 12/01/22 - 06/04/22 

Summer: Wednesday 27/04/22 - 20/07/22 

Time: 12.45 – 2.45pm

Venue: Online

Fee per term: £110

Concession: £20

Founded by the Romans almost 2000 years ago, London grew into the largest, most important city in the province. Led by a trained archaeologist, over five weeks you will explore the archaeology of this ancient city with trips to museums and some seldom visited ancient sites. No prior knowledge required, this course is aimed at anyone with an interest in the Romans, History or just wanting to see a little more of the City of London.

Dates: Wednesday 23/02/22 – 23/03/22 

Time: 2 – 4pm

Venue: Guildhall Art Gallery and London’s Roman Amphitheatre, Study Room 

Fee per term: £110

Concession: £20