We are delighted to be announce that we will taking up residence at the University of Liverpool pop up shop in Liverpool One, Manesty’s Lane, opposite Waterstone’s book shop.
From Friday the 4th of July until Wednesday 9th July we will have a variety of activities for you to enjoy! All our activities are free to attend, a daily diary is listed below;
Language learning at the University of Liverpool with Continuing Education and Cultures Languages and Area Studies
Join us over 2 days as we explore the languages and culture of our global cousins – we will provide short tasters in French, German, and Mandarin that will introduce you to the languages and culture, and you can speak to our staff and discuss the possibilities for you to learn that language that have always promised you will!
Friday 4 July
|4 July 2014||11 – 12pm||German – taster with Ms Hanna Magedera||Join us for this short taste of German – learn a little of the language and culture of one of the UK’s most important European partners.|
|4 July 2014||12.30 – 1.30pm||Mandarin – taster with Liverpool Confucius Institute||A tonal language Mandarin is increasingly important as a global language. Our short taster will introduce you to the basics of Chinese Mandarin.|
|4 July 2014||2 – 3pm||French – taster with Dr Jonathan Lewis||The most popular foreign
language for UK learners, this taster will guide you through some basics and teach a little of the culture of one of our closest European partners.
Saturday 5 July
|5 July 2014||11 – 12pm||Why study languages with Dr Ulrike Bavendiek||We’ve all said it – ‘I’d love to speak a foreign language’ – but the UK still lags behind the rest of Europe in language learning – Dr Ulrike Bavendiek will guide you through the benefits of learning a language in this insightful talk|
|5 July 2014||12.30 – 1.30pm||Mandarin – taster with Liverpool Confucius Institute||A tonal language Mandarin is increasingly important as a global language. Our short taster will introduce you to the basics of Chinese Mandarin.|
|5 July 2014||2 – 3pm||French – taster with Ms
|The most popular foreign language for UK learners, this taster will guide you through some basics and teach a little of the culture of our closest
Continuing Education at the University of Liverpool has been providing accessible and valuable course to Liverpool and Merseyside region since 1889. To help celebrate the launch of our latest programme we will run a number of activites for you over the next three days. All events provided will be free to attend – if you require further information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday 7 July
|7 July 2014||12-2pm||Continuing Education Prospectus Launch – invitation only.||Continuing Education has been providing courses for the public since 1889, and we will be launching the 2014-15 prospectus.|
|7 July 2014||2 – 2.30pm||Extracts of a Grand Tour with Dr Chris Routledge||In the 18th and 19th centuries wealthy young men embarked on tours around the great cities of Europe and elsewhere, adding first-hand knowledge of art, architecture and other cultures to their formal education. These extracts and commentaries give a taste of the Grand Tour and introduce one of our themes for 2014.|
|7 July 2014||3-3.30pm||A Sunday Ramble through Liverpool’s slums 1861 with Dr Alastair Wilcox||One hot summer’s day on a Sunday in 1861 a journalist took a ‘ramble’ along Liverpool’s dockside area from Toxteth in the south to Vauxhall in the north observing Liverpool at play. He found this experience a shocking one. Using maps and the contemporary text we shall attempt to retrace his journey.|
|7 July 2014||3 – 4pm||Architectural Walk with Julie Robson||With over 2,500 listed buildings – Liverpool is an architectural delight, join us for this summer stroll to some carefully chosen gems!|
|7 July 2014||6.30 – 7pm||The Rise of the Dragon and the Lion: The rise of China as a superpower with Stuart Sime||Chinese economic growth is having an impact around the world – join us as we explore China’s future from an economic perspective.|
Tuesday 8 July
|8 July 2014||12-1.30pm||Archaeological Handling Session with Dr Glenn Godenho||Join us for this fascinating guide to some of the artefacts of the Garstang Museum. You will be able to see first-hand some archaeological treasures, and hear about their discovery.|
|8 July 2014||1-1.30pm||Nathaniel Hawthorne on Merseyside with Dr Katharine Easterby||One of the United States’ most celebrated and influential writers – join us as we discuss his time as US consult in Liverpool.|
|8 July 2014||2-2.30pm||Creative Writing Workshop with –Eleanor Rees||Are you waiting to begin that ‘novel’? Why not pop along and join us for this taster workshop in Creative Writing.|
|8 July 2014||6.30-7pm||Introduction to Digital Marketing with Carol Brown||This taste of Digital Marketing will introduce you to the basics needed to grow a business or social enterprise.|
Wednesday 9 July
|9 July 2014||12 -12.30pm||Art History at the University of Liverpool with Dr Suzanne May||With over 550 students in 2013-14 the Continuing Education art history programme is a thriving and vibrant. Why not pop along today as Academic Organiser Dr Suzanne May provides an overview of the teaching of the history of art and fine arts in Liverpool, and a taste of what you can expect from us in 2014-15|
|9 July 2014||1-1.30pm||‘A Huge Wave of Zombies is Approaching’: A study of the cultural metaphors of zombies used in audio-visual media||A bite-size insight into research
This is an opportunity to hear about innovative research taking place at the University of Liverpool. The talk is for 20 minutes with an opportunity for questions and answers following. Cold drinks will be available.
Why is our modern culture obsessed with zombies? It was once vampires, now we are inundated with the other type of ‘undead’ . We’ll be exploring this cultural phenomenon and asking questions about what zombies mean to our modern culture, what they suggest about class, race and sexuality.
|9 July 2014||2-2.30pm||Poetry Reading with Dr Gladys Mary Coles||Led by an experienced and widely celebrated poet, join us for this poetry reading.|
|9 July 2014||6.30-7pm||Natural Hazards with Hazel Clark||This brief taster will introduce you to the risks involved in forecasting and preparing for environmental hazards. This is an exciting and engaging session, that will involve live experiments!|