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Cryptic Crosswords – How to solve them!

4 October - 30 December 2014

Crossword Tutors presents

‘Cryptic Crosswords – How to solve them!’

Multiple sessions are available in October and November 2014 – each is a single one-off workshop, lasting 3 hours. Sessions are Saturdays or Sundays, morning or afternoon. Specific dates are 4th Oct, 5th Oct, 11th Oct, 12th, 8th Nov, 9th Nov, 15th Nov, 16th Nov, 29th Nov, 30th Nov. Each day has a morning and an afternoon session available.

10am – 1pm, or 1.30pm – 4.30pm

‘Unlock the mysteries of cryptic crosswords in this fun and practical beginners workshop’

“Cryptic Crosswords - How to solve them! This brain-fizzing session for crossword novices will teach you how to unlock cryptic clues, and how to effortlessly build your vocabulary and trivial knowledge whilst having fun! With a background in neuroscience and psychology, Crossword Tutors also teach you how to get the most from this classic pastime in order to develop your memory, communication, and problem-solving skills.

The workshop teaches the rules of cryptic crosswords, clue structure, and standard and some advanced clue types. It teaches basic and some advance solving strategies, and techniques for training cognitive functions including memory access, problem solving, and analytic reasoning. By the end of the half-day session, beginners will have the skills to solve most cryptic clues, and techniques to take home and practice.

Crossword Tutors also runs optional monthly ‘Crossword Clubs’ for course attendees to practice their skills in a friendly, social environment until they become expert cruciverbalists!”

Tickets are £25 for the half-day workshop, with discounts available for groups of five people, and for concessions 


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Brazilian-Portuguese “taster” lesson for beginners

Mon 1 Jan 2015, 18:30

Lingua Diversa Group presents

Introduction to Brazilian-Portuguese

Brazilian-Portuguese “taster” lesson for beginners 

Lingua Diversa Group was founded by Esther and Lucio in 2002. In this introductory lesson they offer you the chance to have a first exposure to the Brazilian-Portuguese language and learn some basics.

Come and see for yourself how enjoyable and interesting it is to learn Brazilian-Portuguese with communicative and fun activities!

The next lesson will be on Monday 12 January from 18:30 to 19:30. This event is very popular so book your place in advance as there are only maximum 10 students in each group.

Bookings are taken on a first-come first-served basis.

TICKETS/COST: £5. To book your place please email us at info@linguadiversa.co.uk

START AND END TIME: from 18:30 to 19:30


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An Introduction to Existentialism

Tue 13 Jan 2015, 18:30

Philosophy Bites presents

An Introduction to Existentialism: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre

A 5-session introductory course led by Nigel Warburton

Maximum class size 35

Teaching style: a mixture of lectures and discussion

No prior knowledge of philosophy assumed

This course runs for 5 consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning 13th January 2015 (13th, 20th, 27th January, and 3rd and 10th February)

The course will run from 6.30p.m. -  8 p.m. (doors open from 6.15pm) in the Bertrand Russell room (apart from 2oth Jan, which is in the Brockway Room).

The price for the 5-session course is £85 payable in advance via Paypal using the buttons below.  (concessions - full time students, unemployed, and those who have attend previous courses I've run:  £70 - use drop down menu on Paypal button).

This is an introductory course examining some key existentialist thinkers' work. We'll be looking at Fear and Trembling and Either/Or by the Danish 19th Century thinker Søren Kierkegaard, selections from the work of Friedrich Nietzsche, including The Birth of Tragedy, and The Genealogy of Morals, and Jean-Paul Sartre's Existentialism is a Humanism and parts of his Being and Nothingness. No prior knowledge of philosophy is assumed or necessary. I'll make suggestions for further reading/listening after each session.


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An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art

Tue 13 Jan 2015, 20:10

Philosophy Bites presents

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art

A 5-session introductory course led by Nigel Warburton

Maximum class size 35

Teaching style: a mixture of lectures and discussion

No prior knowledge of philosophy assumed

This course runs for 5 consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning 13th January 2015 (13th, 20th, 27th January, and 3rd and 1oth February)

The course will run from 8.10pm - 9.40pm in the Bertrand Russell room (apart from 2oth Jan, which is in the Brockway Room).

The price for the 5-session course is £85 payable in advance via Paypal using the buttons below.  (concessions - full time students, unemployed, and those who have attend previous courses I've run:  £70 - use drop down menu on Paypal button).

This is an introductory course examining some key ideas in the Philosophy of Art. Topics discussed will include several different approaches to the question 'What is Art?' such as Clive Bell's Formalism, R.G. Collingwood's The Principles of Art, the neo-Wittgensteinian critique of attempts to define art, Arthur Danto and George Dickie on art and institutions. We'll also discuss questions about the relevance of an artist's intentions  to interpretation, and the vexed issue of the basis of critical judgments about particular works of art, taking off from David Hume's famous essay 'Of the Standard of Taste'.


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German “taster” lesson for beginners

Tue 13 Jan 2015, 18:30

Lingua Diversa Group presents

Introduction to German

German “taster” lesson for beginners 

Lingua Diversa Group was founded by Esther and Lucio in 2002. In this introductory lesson they offer you the chance to have a first exposure to the German language and learn some basics.

Come and see for yourself how enjoyable and interesting it is to learn German with communicative and fun activities!

The next lesson will be on Tuesday 13 January from 18:30 to 19:30. This event is very popular so book your place in advance as there are only maximum 10 students in each group.

Bookings are taken on a first-come first-served basis.

TICKETS/COST: £5. To book your place please email us at info@linguadiversa.co.uk

START AND END TIME: from 18:30 to 19:30


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Italian “taster” lesson for beginners

Tue 13 Jan 2015, 19:35

Lingua Diversa Group presents 

Introduction to Italian

Italian “taster” lesson for beginners

Lingua Diversa Group was founded by Esther and Lucio in 2002. In this introductory lesson they offer you the chance to have a first exposure to the Italian language and learn some basics.

Come and see for yourself how enjoyable and interesting it is to learn Italian with communicative and fun activities!

The next lesson will be on Tuesday 13 January from 19:35 to 20:35. This event is very popular so book your place in advance as there are only maximum 10 students in each group.

Bookings are taken on a first-come first-served basis.

TICKETS/COST: £5. To book your place please email us at info@linguadiversa.co.uk

START AND END TIME: from 19:35 to 20:35


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Spanish “taster” lesson for beginners

Tue 13 Jan 2015, 18:30

Lingua Diversa Group presents 

Introduction to Spanish

Spanish “taster” lesson for beginners

Lingua Diversa Group was founded by Esther and Lucio in 2002. In this introductory lesson they offer you the chance to have a first exposure to the Spanish language and learn some basics.

Come and see for yourself how enjoyable and interesting it is to learn Spanish with communicative and fun activities!

The next lesson will be on Tuesday 13 January from 18:30 to 19:30. This event is very popular so book your place in advance as there are only maximum 10 students in each group.

Bookings are taken on a first-come first-served basis. 

TICKETS/COST: £5. To book your place please email us at info@linguadiversa.co.uk

START AND END TIME: from 18:30 to 19:30


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