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Evening & Short Course Programme

Welcome to the School of Histories and Humanities Evening and Short Courses Programme web page. Our Evening and Short Courses Programme is an integral part of our School's outreach initiative. Here you will find a varied and exciting range of lecture-only, day and evening courses in History, Classics, and History of Art & Architecture as well as beginners and intermediate Latin and Ancient Greek language and Culture classes. These are non-assessed courses and, apart from the language classes, do not have any course work or examinations.

Our aim is to provide an environment where people from all walks of life can pursue intellectual enrichment and realize the rewards of life-long learning without the commitment and stresses that are generally associated with further education. Our courses are informative, entertaining and an essential part of everyone's life-long learning and education and appeal to people from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds as well as to a broad age group.

Start-Dates and Enrolment

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, term dates for 2020-21 have been delayed.

  • Day-time courses will commence either on 28th September or 5th October depending on the course you choose.
  • Evening courses will start on the date stated on the course information page.

Course Details Available in the School Evening and Short Courses Programme


Information and enrolment details for semester two (Hilary Term) courses, commencing February 2021, will be posted shortly.

Applications for the following courses are now closed

  • SO02 Introduction to Irish Family History
  • SO03 Irish Family History Intermediate
  • SC04 Beginners Latin
  • SC05 Intermediate Latin
  • SC06 Ancient Greek
  • SC07 Modern Greek

Online Teaching

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, 2m social distancing, as directed by Government, will not allow for lectures to take place on Campus. Consequently, our Evening and Short-Courses in the first term (Michaelmas Term) will be taught online.

Evening Courses

  • Evening courses will be taught live on Zoom at the specified times and dates.

Daytime Courses

  • More details on the method of online teaching will be added to our webpage as planning progresses. Some courses may be taught live while others may be pre-recorded and made available for a stated period of time, with password protected access. 

Additional Support and Online Conversation Groups

We realise that the shift to online teaching in Michaelmas Term may be disappointing, and we appreciate your understanding that in these difficult circumstances the health and safety of staff, students and members of the public is paramount.

We will do our best to make your experience on our courses as personable as possible and we have reduced our course fees accordingly. Additionally we plan to include some interactive Zoom sessions to make your experience as personable as possible. These may take the form of ‘Conversation Groups’ facilitated via Zoom, where you can meet members of Trinity’s academic staff and discuss themes addressed in the modules.

We also plan to have some pre-semester help sessions for anyone who has not previously used Zoom or other online teaching platforms. If you would like to participate in a help session, please email and put ‘help session’ in the subject bar. These sessions will take place in September before the start of term.

Methods of teaching for the second term (Hilary Term) will depend on the situation with COVID-19 and subsequent governmental and College directives at that time. We hope to have information on the second term in December.


Our School brochure for Michaelmas term only is now available here

A limited number will be posted out. If you would like a hard copy please email your name and address with ‘post brochure’ in the subject bar, to and a brochure will be posted out to you.

A separate brochure for Hilary Term will be available at the end of December.

Information and How To Apply

Front Square Josef (Joe) Veselsky, Trinity's most senior student and an inspiring example of lifelong learning, was award an honorary master of arts degree on Friday 24th of June. [with Professor John Horne and Dr Trish Stapleton]

If you have any questions about these programmes,
please contact:
Dr. Patricia Stapleton,
Evening & Short Courses Coordinator,
Room 3141,
School of Histories and Humanities,
Arts Building,
Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01 896 8589,