Bishopsgate Institute runs a learning programme for adults comprising courses, workshops, masterclasses and walking tours. These usually take place at lunchtime and in the evening on weekdays, and during the day at weekends. We offer a broad programme – ranging from Performing Arts and Body & Exercise courses to Languages courses – and students come to us to pursue a particular interest, to build their confidence in a particular discipline, to meet like-minded people, and for personal and professional development.
London’s past and present is a particular focus of our learning programme, based, as we are, at the point where the City of London meets the East End. Courses and walking tours often draw on this rich local history and take inspiration from the Institute’s Special Collections and Archives, which contain a wealth of documents, books, maps and ephemera relating to London and dating from the 17th century onwards.