Classes P – Q

PHOTOGRAPHY  Robert Bruckner & Geoffrey Stuart
Tue 12.50 – 13.55 (Room 24). Fortnightly on Sept 25; Oct 9, 23; Nov 6, 20; Dec 4. Jan 15, 29; Feb 12, 26; Mar 12, 26; Apr 30. May 14, 28; June 11, 25; July 9.                                        
This group meets in the Town Hall fortnightly on the above dates. In the alternate weeks, we meet at photogenic places in London to take photographs. When we meet here, we view these photographs on a screen and talk about them. Come to our first meeting in Room 24 on 25 September to discuss your interests and decide on the first venue. Bring whatever camera you own, digital or not! email: rjbruckner@aol.com

PLAY-READING  Martin Balanow & Andrew Urquhart
Wed 13.40 – 16.05 (Room 30)
A group for people who love the theatre and enjoy reading parts. No experience is needed. A chance at being an actor/actress for two and a quarter hours in an intimate and friendly atmosphere. More male voices would be particularly welcome!

PLAY-READING: WORLD PLAY READING Malcolm Stern
Mon 13.30 – 16.15 (Room 28)   email: helnmalstern@homecall.co.uk                      
Be a Russian landowner for a couple of hours. Or a Parisian shop-girl. Or a Brooklyn cop. We enjoy bringing to life the best of international drama. Classic, modern, British, American, European, tragedy and farce, murder and metaphysics, romance and revolution – they’re all grist to our Monday afternoon mill. Come and join us.

POETRY PLEASE Robert Goodsman
Thur 10.15 – 12.20 Room 28)                                                                    
We are a well-established, friendly and self-run class. Varied weekly subjects, or individual poets, are chosen by the class and we read and discuss them in the following weeks.

POETRY: PRESENTING POETRY Barry Rae
Tue 14.00 – 15.05 (Room 33)                              
A weekly meeting to present poems “on a theme” e.g. the seasons, love, dawn, sunsets followed by brief discussion. Class limited to 20.

POETRY WRITING                 New               Alison Campbell & Janet Hatherley
Mon 11.40 – 12.45 (Room 26)                          
Class begins late – on 15 October                          
Are you already writing poems?   If so, come along to a friendly class where we will try out some enjoyable writing exercises to get you going. Bring any poems in progress if you’d like feedback each week. Class limited to 8.

POETRY: ONCE UPON A CHERITA………  New      Ai Li
Mon 10.30 – 11.35  (Room 26)
The creator, editor and publisher of the 21-year old 6-line storytelling form takes this class. The Cherita is flexible, capable of being imagist, lyrical, surreal, anecdotal and concrete.  We sit round a metaphorical camp fire and invoke the storyteller who lives in all of us.  Class limited to 10.  You can find more information on www.thecherita.com

POLITICS: Case Studies in British foreign policy New Thomas Harris
Tue 12.50 – 13.55 (Room 2) Autumn Term only.           email: thomasharris@diplomats.com    
A series of talks on less well-known aspects of British Foreign Policy. The case studies are based on the international experience of the speaker as a diplomat, trade negotiator and in the private sector.

POLITICS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS A Susan Cohen & David Iwi
Thur 12.50 – 13.55 (Aspern Centre)                           
This is a discussion group with members giving their views on subjects that are introduced by the co-ordinators, and with plenty of opportunity given for a variety of perspectives leading to (sometimes) healthy but polite disagreements.

POLITICS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS B Jim Eardley
Wed 10.30 – 11.35 (Room 2.21)
Members of the class decide what is to be discussed each week from cuttings they bring in from various newspapers.

POLITICS, CURRENT AFFAIRS  & THE ECONOMY  Paul Plant
Mon 11.40 – 12.45 (Room 22)fortnightly on Sept 24; Oct 8, 22; Nov 5, 19; Dec 3. Jan 14, 28; Feb 11, 25; Mar 11, 25. Apr 29, May 20; June 10, 24; July 8.                                                      
Paul would like to discuss with you any current affairs and political or economic stories of the day.
email: paulplant48@hotmail.co.uk

PRESENTATION SKILLS Barry Rae                                                        
Tue 11.40 – 12.45 (Room 29) Autumn Term only.
For all people who may make presentations to an audience. We will concentrate on the need for good preparation, structure and delivery, including the effective use of PowerPoint. Each course member will be expected to present a talk to the group who will then offer feedback regarding the effectiveness of the talk. Class limited to 12.

PSYCHOANALYSIS Mickey Yudkin
Tue 15.10 – 16.15 (Room 33)
The Development of Psychoanalysis. We will examine key areas in psychoanalytic theory and practice with reference to Freud, Klein, Winnicott and their present day successors. Some of the areas explored will be Anxiety, Loneliness, Narcissism, Anger, Love and Relationships, Creativity and Forgiveness. We’ll examine the impact of the psychoanalytic perspective on current thinking and events, and on our deeper understanding of human behaviour, personality and motivation. The approach will be interactive with participants’ responses and discussion. Suitable both for newcomers and those who have already attended the course.

PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION Chris Salter
Thur 10.20 – 11.25 (Room 24) email: acsalter@btopenworld.com
(Note the time) Psychology is a broad subject that has links with many other areas of research. The topic for each week is listed on the notice board and we aim to explore ‘applied’ fields of work such as clinical, forensic, sports and workplace psychology, current research methods and outcomes; and topics that come up in the news. Sessions will be varied, including plenty of activity and discussion, and each will be complete in itself. There will be no ‘testing’ of class members and all activities are, of course, optional.