General Interest Courses

Our Precious Past: unearthing buried treasure and the stories it tellsCourse Full - Add me to Waiting List16th Aug to 17th Aug 2021
Tutor: Richard StoneMonday to Tuesday


Long-buried material discovered during archaeological digs, by chance, and by metal detectorists continues to provide valuable insights into our history. This course examines some of the most significant finds, from the Mold Gold Cape to the Staffordshire Hoard via Sutton Hoo. Why were these objects buried? What do they teach us?.... read more

"Most interesting." (Summer School 2019)

Tai Ji Quan, and Qigong Course Full - Add me to Waiting List16th Aug to 18th Aug 2021
Tutor: Clare SkeltonMonday to Wednesday


Nurture yourself with three days of gentle exercise to enhance your health and well-being. These traditional Chinese health arts, Tai Ji Quan and Qigong (Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung), create stillness in the mind whilst also increasing vitality and fitness. Your ability to relax, your flexibility, co-ordination and balance will improve with practice. Steve Gorwits (instructor with the Longfei Taijiquan Assoc GB, and a BCCMA L2 Coach) will be joining us for part of the course, bringing his expertise to broaden your experience and to allow us to give you more individual attention. The course is open to everyone, no previous experience is necessary..... read more

"As usual, it was really enjoyable."  (Summer School 2019)