"I leave any conversation with John with my head buzzing with new ideas and challenges, eager to return to my laptop and get writing.  If anyone can inspire, guide and develop writers at any stage of their career, then John can."

Toby Hulse, playwright, theatre director, creative practitioner

Course A and Course B follow an identical programme, but take place in different time-slots:

COURSE A Mondays 2 - 4.30pm  30 September, 2019 - 8 June, 2020
COURSE B Mondays 6 - 8.30pm  30 September, 2019
 - 8 June, 2020

Both courses have three additional performance workshops.  Individual tuition time is factored in to the course in each of the three terms. Course fee is £2750.


Autumn Term 

Mondays 30 September - 16 December 

Course A: Performance Workshop Saturday 2 December, 2pm - 6pm

Course B: Performance Workshop Saturday 9 December, 2pm - 6pm

Spring Term (30 hours)

Mondays 6 January - 6 April 

Summer Term (22 hours)

Mondays 27 April - 8 June

Course A: Performance Workshop Saturday 23 May, 2pm - 6pm

Course B: Performance Workshop Saturday 30 May, 2pm - 6pm

The course takes place at Vincent's Club Dining Room, 1A King Edward St, Oxford OX1 4HS (just off Oxford High Street), which has full disabled access.


It is a convenient location for parking (allow a few minutes' walk from Merton Lane, Broad Street, St Giles or Mansfield Road) and public transport (allow approximately 10 minutes' walk from Oxford Train Station or Coach Station)

Photography by Stuart Allsopp and Geraint Lewis. Website by Alexandra Coke.

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