The Ruskin Experience

Tuesday Evening Classes


at Ruskin College, Ruskin Hall, Dunstan Road, Oxford OX3 9BZ

Contact us 01865 759798 /


Presenting a series of evening sessions where you can come and experience specialist areas of interest delivered by Ruskin tutors.

Subversive Shakespeare for Beginners 9th May 2017 NEW DATE!!

The Premier League: How Corporations took over Football 10th January 2017

Reclaiming the F-Word 7th February 2017

La Dolce Vita: Ice cream, Music and Working Class Communities 1870-1945 14th March 2017

Everything you need to know about putting on a Community Event 4th April 2017

Britain and Imperialism 2nd May 2017

Crime and Punishment: The Social Context of the Legal System 6th June 2017

What's the point in voting? 4th July 2017

From Alms to Workfare: The Development of the Welfare State in Britain 25th July 2017


To apply for this course please complete our Further Education enquiry form and we will get in touch. Alternatively you can ring the Further Education office on 01865 759798. You can also email us at


Fee Information (also see eligibility criteria)

  Group A Students Group B Students Group C Students

Group 1 Courses

A taste of Ruskin,

The Ruskin Experience


Group 2 Courses

Ageing Artfully,

Digital Evenings

FREE £5 £10

Group 3 Courses

Fine Art Classes

FREE £75 £150


Group A students

Students receiving:

  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) including those receiving national insurance credits only;
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and are in a work-related activity group (WRAG);
  • Universal Credit and earning less than £330 per month and are in one of the following groups – All Work-Related Requirements Group, Work Preparation Group or Work-Focused Interview Group;
  • Other state benefits and earning less than £330 per month;


Or you are unemployed or employed and wish to progress to more stable employment, are earning less than £330 per month and the course is directly relevant to your employment prospects.

Or you are 19-23 and do not already have a full level 2 qualification or above.

Group B students

You are 19-23 and already have a full level 2 qualification or above.

You are 24 or older and do not already have a full level 2 qualification or above.

You are not on benefits but are dependent on someone in receipt of benefits.

Group C students

All other students

If you have genuine difficulty paying the fees then we may be able to help - please contact 01865 759798 or email


Ordinarily you will need to be a citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) and have been resident in a country within the EEA for 3 years, excluding Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  However, if you are a refugee or asylum seeker, please get in touch as you may be eligible for funding.


If your household income is less than £30,994 we may be able to provide support with childcare costs with a registered childminder whilst you attend the course.  Please ring 01865 759798 for more information.

Additional Learning Support

If you need additional support to help you study, please let us know. We can plan a programme of support for you to enable you to study successfully.