Orlando FAQs

Who is this course aimed at? 

The course is aimed at anyone who enjoys reading and taking time over something that may be more difficult than the average read

You may have read Orlando before

You may never have read it but always wanted to

You may have tried it, struggled with it but always had a feeling you should give it a second chance.

Do I have to take part in the zoom discussions? 

No, each element of the course stands alone and you can do as much or as little as you like. Some people will only want to read the book, listen to the lectures and explore the supplementary material others will relish the opportunity to discuss it all with others. The point is that you enjoy it and get something from the experience.

Do I have to start on May 8th 2023?

You can start at any time if you just want to use the videos and any other course materials. The only ‘live’ element of the course is the fortnightly zoom discussion group so you would miss any of these that have already taken place. There is no reduction to the course fee if you are not attending the zoom sessions.

Do I have to pay the whole course fee at the start? 

In general yes. However widening participation is part of our ethos so we are open to a discussion about spreading the payment depending on personal circumstances.

How does the course work?

Starting on May 8th, there will be a short introduction to ways of reading Orlando – some pointers and tactics.

Then, from May 8th 2023, every two weeks on Monday we will post two short introductory lectures on a section of the book. Then on Thursday of the following Week there will be a zoom discussion on the relevant section starting at times on the Thursday to be mutually agreed by the group. We try to accommodate your availability as far as possible.

There will also be a resources section, with suggested additional reading.