Literature Cambridge

Literature Cambridge

  • Row of Cambridge students at Crag talk
  • Two ladies at the Botanic Garden tour
  • 2019 Summer Course - whole class
  • Supervisions at Summer Course 2019
  • Tall pot and flowers at Botanic Gardens
  • Group shot of online study course
  • Example of online study course

Photos by Jeremy Peters

Alumni can enjoy the discount student price for all courses

Second Woolf Season starts October 2021

Sunday 28 November 2021, 6 pm: Woolf and Character: The Diary, with Ellie Mitchell

Saturday 4 December 2021, 6 pm Woolf and the Victorians: Tennyson in To the Lighthouse, with Trudi Tate Lighthouse, with Trudi Tate

Sunday 12 December 2021, 6 pm: Woolf and Landscape: The Voyage Out, with Karina Jakubowicz

Saturday 18 December 2021, 6 pm: Woolf and Theatre: Freshwater, with Ellie Mitchell

Saturday 8 January 2022, 6 pm  Woolf and Space: Night and Day (1919), with Karina Jakubowicz

Sunday 16 January 2022, 6 pm  Words and Music in The Voyage Out (1915), with Emma Sutton

Sunday 23 January 2022, 10 am  Woolf and Food: A Room of One’s Own (1929), with Nanette O’Brien

Online Study Sessions

Live online lecture, followed by a seminar. The sessions take place via Zoom. Each Online Study Session focuses on a single work or author; a rare chance to study literature in depth with leading scholars.

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Saturday 20 November 2021, 6.00 pm. George Orwell, 1984, with Karina Jakubowicz

Sunday 21 November 2021, 6.00 pm. D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, with Hugh Stevens

Saturday 27 November 2021, 6.00 pm: Shakespeare, Richard III, with Adrian Poole

Sunday 26 December 2021, 6.00 pm. Refugee Writings, with Trudi Tate - Income from this session will be donated to UK refugee charities.

Women Writers Season

Study some brilliant writers of the early twentieth century, including Elizabeth Bowen, Zora Neale Hurston, Rosamund Lehmann, Jean Rhys, May Sinclair, Sylvia Townsend Warner, and more.

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The Season runs until May 2022.

Other courses

An Introduction to the Sonnet: six-week course with Mariah Whelan. The course has sold out for 2021 and will run again in October-November 2022. Bookings are open.

Sonnet Writing Workshops, 19 and 26 November 2021, with Mariah Whelan. Bookings are open

Jane Austen Season, 2022. Bookings are now open.

Bloomsbury: Life and Writing. Six-week course with Karina Jakubowicz starts in February 2022. Bookings are open.

Iris Murdoch and London: four great books by Iris Murdoch over eight weeks (April - May 2022) with Miles Leeson. Bookings are open

The Contemporary Novel since 2000: Zadie Smith to Douglas Stuart. Bookings are open

Alumni can enjoy the discount student price for all courses.