Secret Seminars

Inspirational Education

Secret Seminars

O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend. The brightest heaven of invention, A kingdom for a stage, princes to act. And monarchs to behold the swelling scene!” (Henry V).

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The importance of the classroom in education cannot be understated, however, neither can the experiences outside of the classroom. Studying should be exciting, students should feel invigorated by the exam material, not bored by it!

Secret Seminars make learning interactive, fun and stimulating.

Fancy an A level seminar on character development in King Lear at The Globe, with actors recreating scenes and an experienced English tutor talking through the key scenes and themes. Or a promenade seminar on Gothic Revival architecture, walking through London and experiencing the delights of The Houses of Parliament, the Law Courts and The Albert Memorial.

Secret Seminars seek to get the best out of students and tutors, by bringing the material to life. Each seminar will be based at a unique location across London and the UK, from theatres and museums, to political establishments and churches. The idea being to subvert students’ ideas of what a learning environment is, and allowing them to appreciate the material is a new way.

Secret Seminars are topic based, and where necessary, exam board specific, noted in the footnotes of each event.

We will release information and dates on our website, and you will be notified of these if you sign up for our newsletter.

Cost variable per seminar and location.

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Previous Seminars

Alchemy and Magic in The Tempest – 6th February 2016

The TempestOur first Secret Seminar of 2016. ‘Alchemy and Magic in The Tempest’, took place in Treadwell’s Bookshop.

Renowned English tutor Richard Martin hosted this one-off event at Treadwell’s Bookshop, which specialises in magic, esotericism and the occult, and perfectly captures the sense of mystery and magic in the Shakespearean world.

This seminar was aimed at A level, Pre U and IB English Literature students, but was equally valuable to students wishing to extend their knowledge of Shakespeare and those looking to make a future Oxbridge application. Indeed, in the end half of the students present were studying different Shakespeare plays, but came to discover more about his writings.

Date: 6th February 2016
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BS