Thinkers wanted! Applications open for 'Thinking Without Borders' [Editor's note - applications now closed]

Discussion at an IF literature seminar during the 2016 course, Thinking: a free introduction

Discussion at an IF literature seminar during the 2016 course, Thinking: a free introduction

FROM THE IF PROJECT TEAM

Applications are open [Editor's note - applications now closed] for the new IF project course, Thinking Without Borders: A Short History of the Present. The course will begin in late April 2017, thanks to the support of the Big Lottery Fund.

The present. It's full of things that we take for granted - nations, narratives, institutions and identities. But how did we get here? And how can we think critically about our surroundings and our place in the world?

Thinking Without Borders is a free 10-week course in university-level humanities. It will explore contemporary concerns such as truth and lies, power and freedom, nations and rights, culture and identity as seen from the perspective of writers, historians, philosophers and artists.  

Applicants do not need prior experience of studying the humanities. As the course progresses students will gain an understanding of how the disciplines of history, philosophy and literature work.  

Students described our last course as 'thought-provoking', 'a friendly and inclusive course for people from all backgrounds who have a desire to learn', and 'a good challenge, worth your time'.

Students at a lecture during IF’s 2016 Thinking course

Students at a lecture during IF’s 2016 Thinking course

Get Involved

Anyone 18 and over can apply to take an IF course, though priority will be given to applicants who have not already studied for a degree. The course will take place on Monday and Thursday evenings, 6.30pm - 8pm from April to June 2017. 

The syllabus will include lectures from senior academics, seminars (guided small-group discussions) and sessions in galleries and museums.

Join us in April to explore how the methods and techniques of the arts and humanities provide tools for analysing, interpreting and understanding the forces that shape the world today.

Find out more and apply here.

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