LCA Classes

General and course enquiries should be directed to Reception at the Lymington Centre by using the general contact form here.

Enrolment and Payment of Fees
To book a place, students should fill in the form below or contact The Lymington Centre Reception directly before attending, as numbers are limited for some courses. This may be due to the limitations of seating in the available accommodation or because the lecturer has set a maximum class size . Course fees become payable at enrolment. This can be done via Reception or at the first class in the course.

Cheques should be made payable to “Lymington Community Association”. We are also able to accept payment by debit or credit card at Reception.


Lymington Centre Literary Group- One off discussion

One off discussion on selected Thomas Hardy Poems

9:45 am Registration, 10 am- 12 Noon, , 14th August 2018
Half term
LCA Members £ Suggestion donation of £5 , Non-LCA Members £ Suggestion donation of £5
Enrol at Reception, Lymington Centre

We are delighted to present a discussion and reading of a small selection of poems by Thomas Hardy. This will be held on 14th August 10am till 12 noon in the Phoenix Room, the Lymington Centre. There will be refreshments available at 11 am. Registration will take place on the day at 9.45 am approximately at the door of the Phoenix Room. Suggested entry donation £5.

All proceeds are in aid of the LCA refurbishment programme.

For further information including copies of the poems please contact:

Dr. Elizabeth Chell, Secretary


M: 07534300027

Autumn Term 2018

Literary Techniques

Carolyn King MA
2:00pm - 4:30pm, 9 Weeks, 9th October – Tuesday 4th December 2018
Half term No break in October
LCA Members £105.00, Non-LCA Members £110.00
Enrol at Reception, Lymington Centre

If you have a novel in your head, this is the course for you! This exciting new course is aimed at those people wanting to understand how novels and short stories are written.

The course aims to develop an understanding of the art of writing through the study of written work and practical exercises.

Term 1 will focus on the novel and use as models Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre & Emily Brontë Wuthering Heights as model texts.

Term 2 will focus on the short story and used the stories of Virginia Woolf and William Trevor as models.

Each term will focus on three elements:

(a) narrative structure, plot, and dramatic elements;

(b) building character, showing, telling, point of view, and focalisation;

(c) metaphor, simile, voice and power.

There will be practical exercises weekly, and an opportunity for the student to write their own outline story, all of which will be presented within the group for discussion.


Autumn Term- 2018

An Examination of American Literature: Henry James, Edith Wharton and John E Steinbeck

Carolyn King M.A.
10:00 am - 12 Noon, 2 Hours, Tues 9th October - 11th December 2018
Half term No Break for Half Term
LCA Members £99.00, Non-LCA Members £105.00
Enrol at Reception, Lymington Centre

From the world of privileged, wealthy New England to the struggles and poverty stricken ‘Dust Bowl’ we immerse ourselves in the

contrasts of American Literature.

This course is expertly delivered by Carolyn King M.A.

Key texts covered are Henry James The Portrait of a Lady; Edith Wharton The Age of Innocence; John E. Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath.

For those new members who might like to ‘taste’ the course, an initial registration of £12.50 will be possible for the first session, and this will be deducted from the full fee in the event you will find the course as compelling as the rest of us! ( Minimum of 12 students for this to apply).




Summer Term 2018

One off talks by a series of different tutors

Tuesdays 10.00 am- 12 Noon, 7 Weeks,
Half term
LCA Members £6.00, Non-LCA Members £6.00
Enrol at Reception, Lymington Centre

LSG History Group Summer Talks

Southampton – Water, Slaughter and Trade

Tutor: Andrew Negus

Part 1:  Thursday 3 May 2018, 10.00am-12noon

Part 2:  Thursday 10 May 2018, 10.00am-12noon

The Lymington Salt Industry (the latest archaeological and documentary evidence)

Tutor:  Frank Green

Thursday 7 June 2018, 10.00am-12noon

British Game Changers!  Six little known Britons who shaped our History

Tutor:  Roy Doughty

Course 1:  Richard Hakluyt, Ada Lovelace, Dr Thomas Arnold

Thursday 14 June, 2018, 10.00am-12noon

Course 2:  Gertrude Bell, Thomas Brassey, Flora Shaw

Thursday 21 June 2018, 10.00am-12noon

The Industrial Archaeology of the New Forest

Tutor:  Frank Green

Thursday 5 July 2018, 10.00am-12noon

Female Emancipation:  a brief history of the progress of women’s rights in the United Kingdom

Tutor:  Geraldine Beech

Thursday 12 July 2018, 10.00am-12noon




Summer Term 2018

General Art and Drawing: An Art Course for those wishing to explore a range of media.

Caroline Bannon
Tuesdays 09.15am -11:15am, 10 weeks, 17th April - 26th June 2018
Half term
LCA Members £85, Non-LCA Members £90
Enrol at Reception, Lymington Centre

A practical 10 week art course that encompasses a range of drawing and painting media. These are explored in the context of a project that evolves over the 10 week period.
Students are encouraged to develop their work, under the guidance of the tutor, towards a personal style.
Please bring art materials of your choice to the first class.

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