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Lancaster University Confucius Institute

Lancaster University Confucius Institute officially opened on 20 December 2011.

Its aims include to:

  1. offer credit-bearing Mandarin language and culture classes to students;
  2. offer language and culture courses to local schools, communities and businesses;
  3. support enterprise in the North West region through the themes of China, innovation and sustainable development. Both Lancaster University and our partner University in China, South China University of Technology, have significant expertise in these areas.



Forthcoming Events

21 March 2014 : China UK Entrepreneurship Challenge Information event
Find out more about the challenge and explore potential opportunities to collaborate on an entry to the competition. 4.30pm LUMS LT05.

23/24 April: Jin Lipeng presents a huge set-specific installation work, Bird Panopticon
Venue: LICA Event Space A28, Ground Floor. Free Entry. 23 April 10am - 8pm (Reception 12-2pm). 24 April 10am-6pm.

11-13 June 2014

The Third International Symposium on Chinese Language and Discourse (ISCLD3). Venue: Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.

Weekly Classes / Events

20 Jan - 24 Mar 2014
Chinese calligraphy and painting

10 week introductory course to Chinese calligraphy and painting. Thursdays 12.15-13.45. Cost £40.

13 Jan - 17 Mar 2014
Tai Chi

Learn Tai Chi at Confucius Institute 10 week course starts 13th January. Cost £20. Beginners Monday 1-2pm. Experienced Friday 1-2pm.

Tuesdays, term time
Chinese Film Screenings

Tuesday Evening Film. Every Tuesday during term time.
Open to All Lent term screenings

16 Feb - 30 Mar 2014
Chinese Music Group

We are launching a Chinese Music Group. The group is open to all ages, cultures and abilities! Sundays 1-3pm at Dallas Road Kids Club from Sun 16th Feb - Sun 30th March 2014