Adult Courses

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For your curious mind. Delve into some of the greatest treasures in our collection with our courses.

Whether you’re looking to hone a skill, learn a craft or discover a new passion, we have programme of vibrant subjects designed for you to study wherever you are.

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Who are our courses for?

Courses are for adults aged 18 years and over. If you are aged between 16-17 years, please contact adultLearning@bl.uk and your parent/guardian will be asked to sign a permission form.

Our courses are in English and are mostly aimed at beginners unless otherwise stated. Please check the individual course outline for specific details.

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We're regularly developing new courses. If you would like to join our mailing list to be notified when courses are open for booking, please email adultlearning@bl.uk.

Series events

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At the Library Course

Heroic Portraits Masterclass

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At the Library Course

Bookbinding Masterclass

Two-day course starting -
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At the Library Course

Pop-Up Christmas Card Making

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Ornate mythical dragon
At the Library Course

Medieval Legends

Six-week course starting -
Example of lions and cubs in illuminated manuscript.
At the Library Course

Illumination Masterclass

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At the Library Course

Introduction to Latin

Two-day course starting -
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At the Library Course

Alexander: Charcoal Animation Masterclass

Two-day course starting -
Jewellery-Making-Masterclass
At the Library Course

Jewellery Making Masterclass

Two-day course starting -