Glasgow Clyde College Is Offering The UK's First Batman Study Course
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If you've got the Dark Knight in your soul and are a die-hard Batman devotee, a college in Scotland is now offering the UK's first course devoted solely to Bruce Wayne's alter-ego.
The course, in 'Batman Studies', is being offered by Glasgow Clyde College and begins on October 20 for eight weeks of in-depth study of the caped crusader and his world.
It'll take you from the very beginnings at DC Comics in 1939, right the way up until the newest Batman incarnation - which has been spotted filming in Liverpool recently.
The course has been designed and created by Glasgow Clyde lecturer and Bat-enthusiast George Howie, and - needless to say - he's very excited about the whole thing.
He'll be bringing along he expertise, as well as his massive collection of Batman memorabilia. Students will get stuck into the paradox of the Caped Crusader's existence on the fringes of society between hero and villain, as well as examining the limits of human potential through the prism of... you guessed it, Batman.
Howie - who (correctly) says that Tim Burton's Batman is his favourite film - said: "I've been a super fan of Batman since I can remember - he's my ultimate hero. I grew up watching Adam West on the telly and my fascination, and memorabilia collection, started from there.
"I've watched every movie a million times and can quote every scene - it's very much had an influence over my life. Even now, my facemask has the Bat Emblem on it so this is my dream course.
"Batman has had a massive cultural impact and has a huge fan base across the world as well as in our own local community in Glasgow. Whether you are a hard core 'Bat-Fan' or someone who just likes to watch the movies, then this course is perfect for you."
There you have it. If you want to learn a bit of interesting information about a whole lot more than superhero comics, while using movies, graphic novels and games as the source material, why not give it a crack?
Glasgow Clyde College's 'History of the Batman' is just one of the 25 courses being offered by the college as part of their 'Love to Learn' programme across three campuses.
It'll cost you £50 to take part, and will - as we've mentioned - run for eight weeks starting from next Tuesday.
You can sign up for the course here.
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