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Adult Courses

Life Skills, Hobbies, Country Pursuits and Sport

If you would like to take up a new hobby, learn a language, broaden your cultural horizons or improve your sporting skills, you need look no further than Summer School. We have plenty of old favourites and many new courses for 2018.

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Recipes and Stories from Lebanon

Recipes and Stories from Lebanon

COURSE No. 352,353

TUTOR: Wafaa Powell

On this course, you will take part in preparing authentic Lebanese recipes using a variety of herbs and spices combined with local ingredients. At the end of each session, you will enjoy the freshness and goodness of what you have prepared. The recipes will be spiced with stories about Lebanon in general and its food culture in particular. You will discover the...

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Picking Winners: An Introduction to Financial Investment

Picking Winners: An Introduction to Financial Investment

COURSE No. 354,355

TUTOR: Margaret English

Would you like an interesting, exciting and profitable hobby? Do you gaze at the financial pages of the newspapers and wish that you could understand them better? Would you like a better return on your savings? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, this course is for you. The course is aimed at people who currently have little...

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An Introduction to Interior Design

An Introduction to Interior Design

COURSE No. 356

TUTOR: Jenny Quinlan

Whether you need some inspiration for your home or are considering a career change into the world of interiors, this fun and interactive course will guide you through the fundamentals of interior design. By developing and curating your own ideas, you will write your own brief, develop a concept, sketch furniture layouts and put together a decorative design scheme from the extensive...

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Family History for Beginners

Family History for Beginners

COURSE No. 357

TUTOR: Michelle Smith

This course is aimed at those wanting to start to trace their roots. The tutor will explore the key resources that will enable you to start building your own family tree. She will help you discover the various records and documents that contain information about your ancestors, including birth, marriage and death certificates, census records and parish registers. You will learn about...

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Family History: The Next Steps

Family History: The Next Steps

COURSE No. 358

TUTOR: Michelle Smith

This is a course for those who are already familiar with birth, marriage and death certificates, census returns and parish registers and want to learn about other records that will allow them to delve deeper into the lives of their ancestors with the assistance of an experienced family history researcher. This course can be tailored to meet your own particular research needs....

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Cracking Cryptic Crosswords: A Fun Workshop for Beginners

Cracking Cryptic Crosswords: A Fun Workshop for Beginners

COURSE No. 359,360

TUTOR: Tim Moorey

'No matter how many cryptic crosswords I try, I always end up feeling a fool!' If this strikes a chord, this course is for you. The tutor is a crossword setter for several national newspapers and magazines and has taught adults for 20 years. Starting with an assumption of little or no prior knowledge, but a love of words and the...

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Declutter for Good with the Konmari Method ™

Declutter for Good with the Konmari Method ™

COURSE No. 361

TUTOR: Andie Bright

Learn the principles, techniques and skills underpinning Marie Kondo's phenomenally successful approach to tidying, known as the KonMari Method™. Develop a vision of your ideal, calm, clutter-free home and learn how to achieve it, one category at a time, by focussing on what 'sparks joy' for you. Learn about the links between clutter and wellbeing and discover how simplifying and reorganising your...

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Counselling Skills: An Introduction to Helping Yourself and Others

Counselling Skills: An Introduction to Helping Yourself and Others

COURSE No. 362

TUTOR: Sophie Thomson

This course provides experience of basic counselling theories and skills with an opportunity to practice 'talking therapy' and how to use it in many situations. In five mornings, you can learn how to provide the time and space to explore and understand problems, and work to resolve or come to terms with the difficulties life is posing. No previous experience is...

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Bridge for the Beginner: Level 1

Bridge for the Beginner: Level 1

COURSE No. 363,364

TUTORS: 363: Andy Hill; 364: Judie Devoy

This course will suit those completely new to bridge, or wishing to start over again from scratch. Your tutor promises to have you playing within half an hour and will cover the value of cards and suits, introduce bidding, scoring and to give a heavy emphasis on card play.

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Bridge for Improvers: Level 3

Bridge for Improvers: Level 3

COURSE No. 365

TUTOR: Judie Devoy

This course is for improving players who wish to continue learning more Acol bidding and card play. Your tutor will cover the competitive auction, how to compete, suit overcalls, 1NT overcalls and doubles. You will also consider declarer and defender card play.

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Bridge for Improvers: Level 3

Bridge for Improvers: Level 3

COURSE No. 366

TUTOR: Andy Hill

This course is for improving players who wish to continue learning more Acol bidding and card play. Your tutor will teach you how to do an Opener's Rebid showing a weak, strong, balanced or unbalanced hand. You will also cover opening leads, simple strategies, declarer and defender card play.

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Basic Bridge: Level 2

Basic Bridge: Level 2

COURSE No. 367

TUTOR: Judie Devoy

This course is suited to players who have recently started out on their bridge journey or have completed the Level 1 course and wish to master further basic card play. Your tutor will also cover opening INT, including weak and strong responses, limit bids and how to respond and change suit.

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