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History The Novel as Social History – Books for the Summer


This is a unique one-day study session comprising literature and social and cultural history. Within the pages of the novel we discover more than a story – enthralling ‘other’; information about people, relationships, class and place.

We discuss books for summer reading from a selection of three or four novels with lots of background social and cultural history to be read before class (whole or part), plus further recommendations.

A different, unusual, exciting way of reading and learning in a friendly, relaxed group. We We also view extracts of one of the novels that was made into a film.

You will be expected to participate in group discussion in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Novels are: “A Room with a View “ by E.M. Forster (1908), “Landscape in Sunlight” by Elizabeth Fair (1953) “Travels with my Aunt” by Graham Greene (1969) and possibly one more. Please request full reading list well in advance from the tutor :


Any adult is eligible to join this course

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Step 1

Set Up Your Account

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Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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