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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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An inspiring introduction to fantasy as a genre. Through a combination of lectures, discussion and writing exercises, we'll explore some of the key archetypes used in fantasy and how using them can enrich an imaginary world. We'll also discuss the use of imaginary languages and the function they play in a novel. Fantasy is a huge genre, and we'll end the day by looking at its various subgenres, including historical fantasy and whole-world high fantasy as epitomised by the Lord of the Rings.  

Please note that this course is held remotely via live and interactive Zoom sessions. Sessions are delivered in BST (British Summer Time)



Virtual Classroom

This course takes place online using the teleconferencing software ZOOM.

If you have any queries about the software or accessing the course, please email the Lifelong Learning team:

Course dates

10 Jul 2021 to 11 Jul 2021

Course duration

2-3 days

Apply by

05 Jul 2021

Course fee


Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Virtual Classroom
(via Zoom or equivalent)

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