Adult Courses

Adult courses

Our short courses offer a variety of inspirational and creative learning opportunities

If you want to develop fresh perspectives with leading thinkers or get creative with contemporary artists, our courses are the place to start. Inspired by our world-renowned collections and research, we bring together Library experts and guest specialists to provide a unique learning experience. 

Explore a vibrant range of subjects on our evening and daytime courses, or develop skills in different art forms on our practical courses and weekend masterclasses. Intimate class sizes mean you'll get the most out of every session with us. On our study days, you'll hear a range of specialists debate key themes from the Library's collections and exhibitions.

Courses are for adults (18 years and over). If you are aged between 16-17 years, please contact AdultLearning@bl.uk

What our participants say...

'‘The attention to detail and the care with which participants were involved at their own level was remarkable.’

'I particularly liked the balance of learning to personal creativity.'

'The content, pace, tutor, confidence gained and the skills introduced: perfect.'

'I couldn't give you higher marks.'

Series events

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Introduction to Ancient Greek

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Greek
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Writing the Greek Classics

Five-week course, beginning -
Life and thought
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Leonardo da Vinci: Life and Thought

Weekend course: -
Introduction to Latin
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Introduction to Latin

Weekend course: -
Leather and wood photo album, with black and white photographs.
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Life Writing Study Day

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Egyptian hieroglyphs
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Egyptian Hieroglyphs Masterclass

Weekend course: -
19_July_Italic_Calligraphy
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Italic Calligraphy and Flourishes

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summer school
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Summer School: Artistic Responses to Architecture

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Bullet_Journal_Masterclass
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Bullet Journal Masterclass

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Bullet_Journal_Masterclass
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Bullet Journal Masterclass

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Spanish Literature
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Writing in Medieval England

Weekend course: -
10_August_Experimental_Printing_and_Binding
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Experimental Printing and Bookbinding

Weekend course: -
Artist pencil drawing a life study
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Leonardo da Vinci: Life Drawing

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Bullet_Journal_Masterclass
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Bullet Journal Masterclass

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21_September_Illumination_Masterclass
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Illumination Masterclass

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07_September_Drawing with Water
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Leonardo da Vinci: Drawing with Water

Weekend course: -
Writing Africa
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Writing Africa

Six-week course: -
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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Discovering Middle English Literature

Six-week course: -
Japanese Calligraphy
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Japanese Calligraphy Masterclass

Weekend course: -
21_September_Illumination_Masterclass
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Illumination Masterclass

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Maps
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The Story of Maps

Six-week course: -
Journalism Masterclass, September 2018
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Journalism Masterclass

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