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

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 -
Experimental Printing Masterclass
At the Library Course

Experimental Printmaking Masterclass

Two-day course starting -
Old English for Beginners course
Online Course

Learn Live: Old English for Beginners

Two-week course starting -
Ancient Emotions in the Modern World course
At the Library Course

Ancient Emotions in the Modern World

Six-week course starting -
Japanese Calligraphy
Course

Japanese Calligraphy Masterclass

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Writing Historical Fiction course
Online Course

Online Study Day: Writing Historical Fiction

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19th Century Song course
Online Course

Learn Live: 19th Century Song

Three-week course starting -
Handwritten Greek characters (chalk on slate)
At the Library Course

Beginners Greek Masterclass

Two day course starting -
Heroic portrait
At the Library Course

Heroic Portraits Masterclass

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Participants at a previous event
At the Library Course

Bookbinding Masterclass

Two-day course starting -
Example of a vintage printed monochrome Christmas card
At the Library Course

Pop-Up Christmas Card Making

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