Harpenden Learning for Leisure

Join a Course run by Harpenden Learning for Leisure (HLfL)
If you are interested in the world, keen to keep your brain active and want to participate in an activity with like minded people then an HLfL course may just be what you are looking for.


HLfL is a not-for-profit organisation run by local people. It runs courses on a wide range of topics, each led by an experienced professional. Each course comprises 10 weekly daytime sessions, each session lasting 1 ½ or 2 hours. No qualifications are required to attend. There is no homework and no exams. Fees are payable, but are set at a level to only cover costs. Our participants find courses an affordable, friendly, informal and enjoyable experience, with many returning every year.


New topics this autumn include Garden History; looking at the first gardens to the great designers, including their works in Hertfordshire. Our new Aviation History course is a wide ranging study of the history of flight, aircraft and of course the role of the De Havilland Company. If you have ever wondered about the ancient Freedom of the City and just who is entitled to drive their sheep over London Bridge, join the group to explore the fascinating History of the City of London. Returning this autumn, we will have illustrated courses on both Modern and Renaissance Art and you could spend a very enjoyable Tuesday morning exploring the majesty of Haydn’s music. The ever popular Virginia Briscoe returns with her lively Current Affairs class, as does Michael King who will be using London in Literature as his theme to explore a wide range of genres.
Courses run in the Autumn and Spring terms from The Harpenden Trust Centre in Southdown, and the Function Room of the Plough and Harrow, just across the road. Care is taken to ensure the rooms are sufficiently spacious for the number of attendees and well ventilated. The Function Room at the Plough and Harrow has its own entrance. Ample parking is available at the CO-OP nearby. There is usually a break for schools’ half term. In the event of a return to ‘lockdown’ most courses move on to Zoom, but participants are offered a refund if this is not possible.
Why not find out some more about these classes and visit the HLfL website: http://www.harpendenlearningforleisure.org.uk.
If you have any further queries please email Elaine O’Brien: enrol@harpendenlearningforleisure.org.uk . Elaine will happily call you back if you would like to speak to someone in person, but remember to include your phone number.
Now is the time to get back to normal life, and get learning for leisure!

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