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.

Explore all our At the Library Courses

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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

Sense of Place
Online Course

Learn Live: Creative Reading – Sense of Place

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Creative Reading Dialogue
Online Course

Learn Live: Creative Reading – Dialogue

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Life Writing Masterclass
At the Library Course

Life Writing Masterclass

Two-day course starting -
Bookbinding Masterclass.
At the Library Course

Bookbinding Masterclass

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Jewellery-Making-Masterclass
At the Library Course

Jewellery Making Masterclass

Two-day course starting -
Memoir Getting Started
Online Course

Learn Live: Memoir – Getting Started

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Memoir Shaping Your Story
Online Course

Learn Live: Memoir – Shaping Your Story

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Memoir The Art of Remembering
Online Course

Learn Live: Memoir – The Art of Remembering

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Illustrated guid to Victorian puddings
At the Library Course

Food Writing Masterclass

Two-day course starting -
Gothic writing
At the Library Course

Gothic

Six-week course starting -