Free online workshops in partnership with The British Museum
Camden Adult Community Learning will be running a number of free online workshops for Camden residents in partnership with the British Museum. Residents can get involved, ask questions and hear stories about the following:
Monday 30 November 2020, 11.00-12.30
History of the British Museum: architecture, artefacts and activities
The British Museum was founded by an act of parliament in 1753. Since then, the Museum has looked after an ever-growing collection of objects. The building has changed many times. Find out about the architecture, hear the story of how the Museum collections developed and find out about the different activities which take place in the building.
Monday 7 December 2020, 11.00-12.30
Meet the Tudors: a royal dynasty and its impact on British history (plus some gossip!)
Find out about the Tudors and explore how their actions affected their kingdom. You will look at the people, gossip and rumours that circulated at the Tudor court. The workshop will include images of objects, spoken information on the period and an opportunity to ask any questions you have about the Tudors.
Monday 21 December 2020, 11.00-12.30
It's the thought that counts: gift-giving in ancient Britain
The end of the year is traditionally a time of gift giving. Giving somebody a present is full of meaning. The act of gift giving can be seen in history going back to prehistoric times in Britain. Come and explore why particular objects were chosen as gifts, how people made an object valuable as a present, who these gifts were being given to and what the gift givers hoped to get in return. The workshop will include images of relevant objects, spoken information and an opportunity to ask any questions.
Dr Katherine Hoare has worked in the Department of Learning and National Partnerships at the British Museum for 20 years. She has a background in history and archaeology, together with a passion for sharing information, stories and enquiry approaches to help everybody understand and enjoy the past.
How to enrol:
You can enrol online using the following link: Workshops with the British Museum
By phone: 020 7974 2148
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Camden Cycle Skills and Try-A-Bike
Camden Council offer free cycle skills training for all adults and children. From complete beginners to advanced cyclists.
Free children's cycling courses are held during the school holidays. Free adult group courses for beginners and improvers are offered on many weekends. Some are away from traffic and others on quiet roads.
Free, individual cycle skills sessions to practice safer cycling in road traffic are available for advanced levels of experience. And anyone can join at the open-access after-school cycling sessions. These are on Mondays and Thursdays after school at Cumberland Market and Richard Cobden School.
Adults who are thinking of buying a bike but are not quite sure, can borrow a bike for four weeks. This is with Camden's free Try-A-Bike scheme. Proof of ID and advance deposit needed.
Check www.camden.gov.uk/cycleskills and www.camden.gov.uk/tryabike for registration or more details. You can also follow Camden Cycle on Facebook at facebook.com/cyclingcamden. Or call 020 7974 1451.
Want to earn while learning or training? Got ambition but need more work experience?
If you live in Camden or you went to a Camden secondary school, contact Camden Apprenticeships.
An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, get work experience and complete a qualification at the same time. Camden Apprenticeships creates a wide range of roles, helping people of all ages access their chosen careers. There is now no upper age limit.
See more information about apprenticeships.
Do you need careers advice?
Come along and get FREE careers advice from a qualified Advice and Guidance Officer who can provide one-to-one support with:
- Career options
- Links to local job opportunities
- Writing a CV
- Job searching and filling in application forms
- Interview skills
- Information on further training
To book an appointment, contact David Hermanstein on 020 7388 7932 or 07908 845 154 or email@example.com
Contact Camden Adult Community Services