Lifelong Learning Centre, University of Leeds

We run as a School for adult, part-time and Foundation Year study especially, but not exclusively, for those from disadvantaged backgrounds. We also operate as a Service with a range of functions to meet the needs of our various cohorts on a ‘one-stop-shop’ basis. In addition, much of our provision is targeted specifically at the local community, supporting public engagement such as our 'Spring into Summer' programme.

Venue Type:

Association or society

Opening hours

Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Admission charges

Free.

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Great Hall, University of Leeds

The Book's Better!: Exploring Literary Film Adaptations

  • 7 July 2015 6:30-8:30pm
  • 14 July 2015 6:30-8:30pm

Tutor: Dr. Catherine Bates

What makes a good film adaptation? How faithful should a film adaptation be to the original text? And how might multiple adaptations of the same text change the way we read the original text?

Love them or loathe them, film adaptations dominate the contemporary film industry – and in turn they help to sell books. In this course we will consider the multiple adaptation of classic texts (such as Pride and Prejudice and The Great Gatsby) alongside lesser-known short stories and poems, in order to think about how film adaptations can work variously as translations, interpretations and contemporary re-writings of the original literary text.

Do film adaptations, rather than working as poor imitations, actually reread and renew the original texts? This six-week course will provide you with an opportunity to explore these questions in a friendly, informal setting.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Standard fee: £40.00
Concessions (available to anyone in receipt of one of the following means-tested benefits: Income Support, Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance or New Deal Allowance, Working Tax Credit, Housing Benefit or Local Housing Allowance, Pension Credit, Carer’s Allowance, Council Tax Support, Income Related Employment and Support Allowance, Universal Credit): £20.00

Website

http://www.llc.leeds.ac.uk/public-engagement/spring-into-summer

Great Hall, University of Leeds

Conversational Arabic

  • 8 July 2015 6-8pm
  • 15 July 2015 6-8pm

Tutor: Dr Samar Al-Afandi
Have you learnt some Arabic but don't have anybody to practice speaking it with? Perhaps you used to speak some Arabic but now it’s a bit rusty and you’re keen to regain your language skills? If so, this six-week course could be for you.

The interactive course will provide an opportunity to increase your ability to have an
everyday social conversation in Arabic about familiar topics, such as introducing yourself, friends and family, describing where you live, talking about the weather, food and drink. In addition, this course will enhance your understanding of basic grammatical structures and introduce you to some aspects of Arab culture. Teaching methods will include formal instruction, group work and role plays.

N.B. Please note that this course is aimed at people who can already read and
converse in Arabic at a basic level. It is not suitable for complete beginners.
In order to ensure this is the right course for you, please contact the course tutor Dr
Samar Al-Afandi on 0113 343 3188 / s.al-afandi@leeds.ac.uk and she will be happy to
advise you

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Standard fee: £40.00
Concessions (available to anyone in receipt of one of the following means-tested benefits: Income Support, Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance or New Deal Allowance, Working Tax Credit, Housing Benefit or Local Housing Allowance, Pension Credit, Carer’s Allowance, Council Tax Support, Income Related Employment and Support, Allowance, Universal Credit): £20.00

Website

http://www.llc.leeds.ac.uk/public-engagement/spring-into-summer

Lifelong Learning Centre, University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
LS2 9JT
England

Website

www.llc.leeds.ac.uk/public-engagement/spring-into-summer

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