Press Release

07 January 2011

An exciting range of Adult Education summer courses has just been announced by Canterbury Christ Church University.

The programmes have been especially developed by the University’s Department of Post Compulsory Education and Training, in conjunction with other departments at the University, under their umbrella provision of Community, Art and Education programmes. These exclusive summer courses are available as either residential or non-residential experiences* and are open to everyone.

Wilma Fraser, Principal Lecturer for the Department of Post Compulsory Education and Training, said: “If you are interested in learning for its own sake and perhaps in trying something new then our programme of Adult Summer School courses is for you. No prior learning is necessary, and these courses are non-accredited so you will not be tested or evaluated on your achievements.

“Each course has been carefully designed to help you explore the subject of your choice in an appropriate and inspiring environment.

“Whether you are immersing yourself in England’s history via access to some of Canterbury’s buildings which are not on the usual tourist route, or discovering hidden talents in writing, screen printing, pottery or drawing, you will be in the safe and supportive hands of our specialist tutors. 

“Our course in British Art includes a guided tour of the internationally famous Folkestone Triennial; or you might like a summer break travelling through the history of West Kent as you visit specially chosen sites, with your lecturer, in your small group’s minibus.

“We try to cater for all needs and levels of ability, so please speak to us and let us know of any special requirements you may have.”

Four courses of the five courses will be held at the University’s Salomons campus, near Tunbridge Wells; a converted country house set in over 33 acres of landscaped lakes and gardens. Canterbury’s Buildings: England’s History will be held at the Canterbury campus.

The five courses are:

  • Canterbury's Buildings: England's History, with Jonathan Barnes (Canterbury, Sunday 3 July - Friday 8 July 2011)
  • Creative Writing: A Sense of Place, with Tricia Wastvedt ( Salomons, Friday 8 July - Sunday 10 July 2011) *Please note: this course is only available as a residential experience; non-residential places are not available
  • Exploring and Expressing your Creativity with Annie Begley & Emrys Plant (Salomons, Sunday 10 July - Friday 15 July 2011)
  • A Sense of Place in British Art with James Frost (Salomons, Sunday 17 July - Friday 22 July 2011)
  • The History of West Kent through its Architecture with Ian Coulson (Salomons, Sunday 14 August - Friday 19 August 2011)

For more information on course content and how to book go to the Canterbury Christ Church University’s website:, or call 01227 863458 / 782869.



Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 18,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional expertise.

  • As a leading provider of teaching and health care courses we have produced nearly 3,500 health and social care professionals and 7,000 teachers in the last five years.
  • Over 90 per cent of our graduates gain employment in the first six months after graduating.
  • Along with over a thousand undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training courses on offer, we are also home to world-leading and internationally recognised research in Education, History, Music and Sports Related Studies.
  • Canterbury Christ Church University was founded in 1962 by the Church of England as a teacher training college.




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