‘In Focus’ is designed for readers who want to learn about books in depth and understand the background in which they were written. It’s not a bluestocking commune but rather a gathering of curious book-lovers, keen to carve out space in a busy week to make satisfying reading and close stimulating discussion possible. There will be no written ‘homework’ set during the course but you do need to purchase and read texts in advance. Each week you will be given a resource booklet, lovingly curated and jam-packed with contextual or critical material relevant to the session.
Morning classes begin at 10.30 am and finish at 12.00; Saturday classes begin at the slightly later time of 11.00 am. The first class of each course (and, on occasion, the last) will be taught in person, the remaining over Zoom; group size is limited (8 max.) to ensure that the experience is intimate.
This course series runs over several weeks (duration depending on a shifting school calendar) and is bought as a package.