About

Q: What is the Public House Norwich?

A: The Public House Norwich runs leisure and life-long learning courses in various community centres in Norwich.

We offer everything from IELTS and British Citizenship preparation through to courses for personal development in humanities, arts, and more. All our courses run for eight weeks.

We know there is a shortage of options in our city for life-long learning and we offer a service that has easy access, time-saving enrolment and professional tutors who are experts in their field.

Q: What courses can I take in Norwich?

We offer a wide range of courses in the arts, languages, ESOL, music, and more. Check out our courses page.

Q. How much does a course cost?

A: We charge £96 for two hour workshops that run over eight weeks, with 10% of annual profits going into our community trust for free courses in Norwich.

Q: How does The Public House Norwich help the wider community?

A: The Public House places 10% of all profits into a trust fund to run free courses for disadvantaged groups. From refugees to young carers, we want to widen the participation in our communities and make education more accessible.

Q: Who are the Public House Norwich?

A: We are a limited company set up to respond to the demand of lifelong learning in Norwich, which we feel is under-represented in our city.

We recognise a need to widen participation in life long learning and reward tutors for their expertise.

The directors:

Andrew McDonnell has taught and managed courses in FE and HE since 2003, starting with the WEA, before working with the UEA’s school of education and lifelong learning. He also worked for Norfolk Adult Education between 2009 and 2016, running an Access to HE diploma, GCSE English and Creative Writing leisure classes. He now works for Peterborough Regional College, co-ordinating the BA in English Literature for University Centre Peterborough and the part-time GCSE English provision for the college.

Valentina Konstantinidi is a language teacher and translator. She delivered classes for the Greek School of Norwich, Latin for Norwich School, as well as being a practitioner of the translators in schools project. She worked for the Institute of Translation in Granada, Spain and has translated a work of historical content from Greek to Spanish as well as poems from Greek to English. Valentina teaches Spanish at Hethersett Academy.

Q: Are there any teaching opportunities?

A: In future we hope to run courses countywide and we invite tutors to contact us with ideas for new courses.

Q: Can I suggest courses?

A: Learners who study with us will be asked to suggest potential groups, especially the community trust where we aim to satisfy the needs of our wider communities.