School of Arts

  • Welcome to the Confucius Institute
    at Oxford Brookes University

    We offer the chance to learn about China and its varied culture.

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  • Culture Classes

    With the rapid growth of interest in Chinese culture, we are pleased to offer Oxford Brookes affiliates and members of our local community the chance to learn about China and its varied culture. From lessons with a master calligrapher to lessons on China’s changing culture and everything in between

    Courses are 1.5-2 hours per week, for 8-10 weeks.

    For any course queries please contact  ci@brookes.ac.uk

  • Calligraphy
    Classes

    £180

    per term

    This 8-week course is designed for beginners and intermediate level participants who are interested in exploring the ancient, energised and meditative art. The tutor will guide participants write standard script (Kai shu) with examples of the Tang dynasty master Liu Gongquan and Yan Zhenqing’s calligraphy; participants will learn fundamental principles and techniques of writing Chinese calligraphy. Both beginners and intermediate levels are welcomed in the class


    • 8-week course
    • All materials are provided
    • Wednesdays, 31 October - 19 December 2018; 23 January - 13 March 2019

    Insights into
    Chinese Culture

    £150

    per term

    In this course, the tutor will introduce different aspects of Chinese culture. The topics over the 10 weeks include: everyday philosophy of life, social etiquette, ways of doing business, gardens, music, tea, porcelain, art, food and health care, and folk arts. The course is lively in its approach and will from vary talks, videos, and discussion of the topics.

    • 10-week course
    • Fees includes materials
    • Tuesdays, TBC 
  • Our refund policy is:

    • Applications for a refund must be made in writing or via email to ci@brookes.ac.uk.
    • Full refunds will only be made if they are received by the Confucius Institute 5 working days before the start date of the course.
    • The first class of each course can be attended for free so students are able to ascertain their learning level but only if this has been discussed with the Administrative Officer. Payment must then be made before the second class.
    • Once payment has been made and the course has started, refunds will only be given for extenuating medical or personal circumstances. Requested refunds of this nature must be accompanied by evidence and will be approved on a case by case basis.
    • We encourage each student to consider the time commitment needed for each course and ensure they feel able to attend the majority of lessons.