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Harry Potter debuts at Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning

20 July 2007

Should the Harry Potter books be listed amongst the greatest of all time? JK Rowling's Harry Potter novels will be discussed in a new part-time course for adults offered by Cardiff University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning.

‘From Narnia to Harry Potter: Tradition in Children’s Fantasy Literature and Film’ is a new day school offered by the Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning listed in the newly launched Choices prospectus. The Harry Potter course is run by tutor Dr Dimitra Fimi who is also responsible for a hugely successful online programme of Tolkien courses. These programmes are offered as part of a portfolio of courses in Literature and Creative Writing.

The New Autumn 2007 programme lists more than 600 courses covering a wide range of subjects. Previous qualifications are not normally needed and many offer credits, which can be used to access some degree courses. Learners just need an interest in the subject and a willingness to explore it in the company of others.

The new programme of courses, with registration in August, is detailed in the latest issue of Choices, which can be obtained from the Centre on tel: 029 2087 0000 or email . Choices Courses often run in 10 and 20 week blocks or as day schools and are available not only throughout the working week but also at weekends and on weekday evenings too.

Working in partnership with the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, the Centre offers funding for courses as a part of its Fee Waiver Scheme, details of eligibility criteria can be found in the prospectus.

A full week of activities, including free taster sessions is also planned at the Centre’s Open Day on Tuesday 11 September.


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Notes to Editors:

1. For further details visit The Cardiff Centre For Lifelong Learning, Senghennydd Road, Cardiff or: or email: tel: 029 2087 0000.

2.Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning

Cardiff University is the largest provider of adult education in Wales, providing 700 courses in more than 70 venues across South East Wales. The Cardiff University Centre for Lifelong Learning provides part time education for adults in 12 of the 22 unitary authorities in Wales, covering an area of population of more than one and a half million. It also offers Professional development courses for local employers, many of which are custom made to suit an individual company’s needs.

2.Cardiff University

Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain’s leading teaching and research universities. Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, the University today combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research. The University’s breadth of expertise in research and research-led teaching encompasses: the humanities; the natural, physical, health, life and social sciences; engineering and technology; preparation for a wide range of professions; and a longstanding commitment to lifelong learning. Cardiff is a member of the Russell Group of Britain’s leading research universities.

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Further Information:

For more information, please contact:

Scott Andrews
Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning
Senghennydd Road
Tel: 029 2087 6053

Dr Dimitra Fimi
Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning
Senghennydd Road
Tel: 02920 876342
Mobile: 07816 280134