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Adult learning

ASL's adult learning program carries out the School's mission to develop lifelong learners. We hope that parents, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of ASL will enjoy participating in the following educational opportunities:

Alice Leader's Master Classes

Alice Leader's Master Classes


 

Gilded Americans in Bertie's Court

Around the turn of the 20th century, rich and beautiful American girls married English lords—a coming together of American wealth and English aristocratic penury. Reading: "Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough" by Hugo Vickers, "The Glitter and the Gold" by Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, and "Portrait of a Lady" by Henry James. Royal biographer Hugo Vickers will talk to us about his friendship with Gladys, the Duchess of Marlborough. Julian Fellowes is a guest speaker on the course, discussing his new Gilded Age series and its relation to "Downton Abbey." Course trip: Cliveden (private tour) and Blenheim (private tour) on Thursday, 16 October, returning Friday, 17 October. Classes are on Wednesdays at St. Mark's Church, NW8, 9:30-11:30 am, 24 September-5 November. Cost: £400, trip not included.

Classes will be held on Wednesdays at St. Mark's Church, NW8, 9:30-11:30 am, 24 September-5 November. Cost: £400, trip not included.



Registration: Checks, made out to ASL, should be posted to: Alice Leader, 11 Brooksville Avenue, London NW6 6TH. Please include name, home and mobile phone numbers, email address and event on back of check. Questions to Alice Leader, alice_leader@asl.org, 07815 788205.



Roman Britain

Sign up for this course to learn about Roman Britain, epitomized by Hadrian’s Wall, the largest artifact of Roman civilization outside of Italy. We read Alice Leader's novel, "Power and Stone," which traces relations between Romans and Britons in lands along the wall, and go on a two-night trip, 24-26 October, to walk the wall and examine the fort in which the novel is set.

Classes will be held on Thursdays at St. Mark's Church, NW8, 9:30-11:30 am, 25 September-6 November. Cost: £350, trip not included.



Registration: Checks, made out to ASL, should be posted to: Alice Leader, 11 Brooksville Avenue, London NW6 6TH. Please include name, home and mobile phone numbers, email address and event on back of check. Questions to Alice Leader, alice_leader@asl.org, 07815 788205.


Tour of St. John's Wood

St. John’s Wood famous for its marvelous villas, crescents, and parks, and home to many of Victorian England’s most important and influential artists, writers, composers, singers, journalists and politicians. From the 1840s, St. John’s Wood was an enclave of extraordinarily talented, convivial, well-connected intellectuals. If you know where to look, you can still see and feel the old St. John’s Wood. Join us on Friday, 26 September, time and location TBD, to see a Powerpoint presentation on St. John's Wood (‘Sin Jin’s Wood' in early days), its origins and development. On Friday, 10 October, 4-6 pm, climb aboard the private coach to tour the streets of NW8 with new eyes This tour includes 44 Grove End Road, the home of former ASL parents Ayman and Sawsan Asfari. Their splendid house, built by the painter Ford Madox Brown, was later the home and studio of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and the site of his luxurious dream—visions of Middle Eastern elegance and luxury. Rarely open to the public, the current owners have graciously invited us to view this extraordinary house.

Cost: £25 fee for two-day course.



Registration: Checks, made out to ASL, should be posted to: Alice Leader, 11 Brooksville Avenue, London NW6 6TH. Please include name, home and mobile phone numbers, email address and event on back of check. Questions to Alice Leader, alice_leader@asl.org, 07815 788205.

 
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