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Whether ancient or modern, our language courses provide the opportunity to discuss literature, politics, and art using the language of their creation. Enjoy lively discussion, and hone language skills with the help of your tutors.

Note: For further information on the level of language required, please see the entry requirements on the individual courses.

Day Schools

28 November 2020
Beyond Murakami: the essentials of Japanese contemporary literature Dr Vicky Young

Residential Courses

27-29 March 2020 - NOW ONLINE 12-14 JUNE 2020
German literary and intellectual Romanticism Dr Paul Hoegger

15-17 May 2020 - NOW ONLINE
Russia and the West: in search of national identity Dr Vera Tsareva-Brauner

12-14 June 2020 - NOW ONLINE
Festivals et musées insolites dans toute la France Francine Rouanet-Démocrate

10-12 July 2020 - TBC
A cultural Grand Tour of Italy Dr Emanuela Davey

2-4 October 2020
Coco Chanel: une femme, une vie, une époque Francine Rouanet-Démocrate

2-4 October 2020
‘The Other Russia’: The Great Russian Exodus after the 1917 revolutions Dr Vera Tsareva-Brauner

11-13 December 2020
A Germanic Christmas and other winter customs in German-speaking countries Dr Paul Hoegger

11-13 December 2020
It all started with the Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes Dr Karen Ottewell

8-10 January 2021
Cultural traditions in Italian festivities Dr Emanuela Davey

26-28 March 2021
Exploring the Swiss democratic system Dr Paul Hoegger

16-18 April 2021
Post-Soviet Culture: Russian culture since Perestroika Dr Vera Tsareva-Brauner

2-4 July 2021
Learn to read ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs Dr Sarah Symons

16-18 July 2021
A cultural Grand Tour of Italy through literature Dr Emanuela Davey


We also offer Classical language day schools and residential courses, please see here for further information.

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