Former Parents

"Eighteen former parents who have attended Robert's courses on History of Art spent four memorable days in Venice with him over the Easter holidays 2014. This photo was taken on the island of Torcello, a delightful half hour vaporetto ride from Venice, with Robert in what is sometimes called Attila's Chair, though according to him this is just a myth. To us, anyway, it is now Orme's Chair!"

Former Parent Evening Classes 2016-2017

The very popular evening classes for former Latymer parents are running again for this academic year 2016/2017. This is the sixth year we are offering the chance to dive into a subject that interests you. The classes are run by some of Latymer’s most experienced and popular teachers and are in small groups with the emphasis on learning in a relaxed environment, and no homework!

Places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis and classes generally fill up very quickly. Courses usually last for one term and the cost includes wine, soft drinks and snacks. Participants meet in the Staff Lounge at around 6.30pm and classes are from 7 to 8.30pm in nearby classrooms. Twelve week classes are £220 and ten week classes £190. All profits go to supporting Latymer’s means tested bursary programme.

If you would like to register your interest in a particular subject from the list below, or find out more about the former parent educational programme, then please contact Gay Search, parent of Dan (2004) and Nathan (2008) Laryea (gay.search2@gmail.com)

Courses for Spring Term 2017

The Background to the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Jonny White, Head of History, will be teaching this fascinating 10 week course again from January 2017.
It looks at the history of the region and the complicated string of events that has led to the chaos and devastation we now see nightly on the television news.
It will be on Thursdays from 12th January from 7-8.30pm meeting in the Staff Lounge for wine and snacks from 6.30pm.

A Beginner's Guide to Economics
Mark Wallace, Head of Economics, will teach a 6 week course, if there is sufficient interest, explaining the basics amid the confusion for most of us that Brexit and its aftermath has only intensified.
This will probably be on Wednesday evening but TBC

If you are interested in either course ,please contact Gay as soon as possible

Current courses for Autumn Term 2016

Course NameTeacherDates
Modern Poetry

12 weeks

 This course will trace the development of the 'city and the self' from Baudelaire’s thoughts on the 'unreal city' of the 1850s, through Lowell's mid-twentieth century personal confessions, to the age of the 'poet academic' of the early twenty-first century. Art, history and literary experimentation will be explored through the lens of some fantastic poetry.

Adrian Fernandes

English Teacher

Monday

05/09
12/09
19/09
26/09
03/10
10/10
31/10
07/11
14/11
21/11
28/11
05/12

Life Drawing

Currently full – 
please apply to go on the waiting list

David Mumby

Head of Art & Design

Monday
17th-19th Century European Art

18 week course -
Autumn (12) and Spring (6) term

A course examining how art changed from the Renaissance to Baroque, from Rococo to Neo Classicism, and ending with developments in Romanticism. There will be debates on great works by artists such as Caravaggio, Velazquez, Vermeer, Boucher, David, Delacroix and finally English Romanticism.

Robert Orme

Former Head of History
of Art & History teacher

Tuesday

06/09
13/09
20/09
04/10
11/10
01/11
08/11
15/11
22/11
29/11
06/12
13/12

Renaissance Art

12 weeks

We will discuss how to interpret early Renaissance art and see how its style and themes developed from 1300 to 1500, focussing on the work of artists including Giotto, Masaccio, Donatello, Piero and Botticelli.

Robert Orme

Former Head of History
of Art & History teacher

Thursday

01/09
08/09
15/09
22/09
06/10
13/10
03/11
10/11
17/11
24/11
01/12
08/12

The Russian Revolution

10 weeks

Currently full – 
please apply to go on the waiting list

'An investigation into the meaning of the Russian Revolution through contemporary sources'.  This course will also attempt to place the Russian revolution into the broad sweep of Russian history. 

Jonny White

Head of History

Thursday 

08/09
15/09
22/09
29/09
06/10
13/10
03/11
10/11
17/11
24/11

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