The thirst for knowledge and curiosity for learning new things give life its sparkle and zest. The Centre for Continuing Education offers a wide range of courses to keep that spark alive.
India and China: a modern and historic rivalry
No other pair of countries offers such frequent comparison and yet share so little in common. In this course, Natalia Borisova offers an introduction to the cultural, socio-economic and political comparisons of the world’s major growing world powers of India and China. Major controversies and foreign policies are analysed from a historical perspective as well as the present political debate. Enroll now.
The genius of Orson Welles
When Orson Welles, aged just 26, made Citizen Kane in 1941, it was one of the most extraordinary debuts in cinema history. Welles managed to make a series of flawed masterpieces over the next decades, including The Magnificent Ambersons, The Lady from Shanghai, Touch of Evil and Chimes at Midnight. Well-known critic David Stratton will discuss Welles’ career, using clips, documentary material and the screening of three of his features in full. Enroll now.
Apple iPad for photographers
Apple’s iPad has made a significant impact on how photographers shoot, store and process both still and moving images. For the first time in years, one single device offers us a fabulous range of easily achievable and supremely creative options, and all at the mere swipe of a fingertip. Robin Nichols will help students dive into this stimulating and interactive class. Enroll now.
Nietzsche, Heidegger and the question of meaning
Heidegger and Nietzsche offered profound reflections on the question of meaning, of being, of purpose and of freedom. Ray Younis teaches a class that focuses on Nietzsche’s attempted ‘overcoming of metaphysics’, his response to the challenge of nihilism and his deep debt to the ancient Greeks. It also looks at Heidegger’s critique of Nietzsche; his engagement with technology, and his critique of existentialism. Enroll now.