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Asking Philosophical Questions View details

Philosophical questions are distinctive, different from scientific or practical questions for example. Philosophy explores fundamental issues such as who we are (personal identity); what is moral; how best to organize human societies; what we can know; what is real. Each of these issues is examines in a particular 'branch' of Philosophy, such as philosophy of mind; ethics; political philosophy; theory of knowledge (epistemology); or metaphysics. This course provides an introduction to the questions and branches of Philosophy.

Asking Philosophical Questions - Knowledge and Reality View details

Philosophical questions are distinctive, different from scientific or practical questions for example. Philosophy explores fundamental issues such as what we can know and what is real. Each of these issues is examined in a particular 'branch' of Philosophy - the theory of knowledge (epistemology) and metaphysics. This course provides an introduction to these questions and branches of Philosophy.

Astronomy View details

This course provides an introduction to all aspects of astronomy so that learners can understand recent developments in the field and also start observing the night sky, either with the naked eye or with a telescope. We will also consider how stars evolve and eventually die and study various cosmological 'hot' topics such as Gravitational waves and Dark Matter

Astronomy Day School: The Latest Developments 2019 View details

In this day-school we will firstly discuss the most recent space missions that have been exploring our solar system. These include the recent Chinese missions to the Moon, Mars rovers Opportunity and Curiosity, the Japanese Hyabusa2 mission to asteroid Ryugu - an ambitious sample return mission - and the similar NASA mission to asteroid Bennu. In the outer solar system we have the on-going Juno mission to Jupiter and recently the New Horizons mission has flown past Ultima Thule way beyond Pluto. We will go on to explore the more distant universe and look at the latest 'extra-solar planet' discoveries and results from the Gaia probe - currently making the most detailed map ever of the Milky Way galaxy. We will continue into the realm of the galaxies with a consideration of latest cosmological observations and what they can tell us about the history of the universe and our place within it.

Australia: a Poetic Introduction View details

Poetry is often a marginalised art in contemporary Western societies but those involved in it tend to believe in its value passionately. This derives from the belief that poetry is the deepest form of human expression. This course is designed to increase students' understanding of Australian culture and identity through an examination of the poetry produced since white settlement . The course explores Australian poetry alongside the relationship this form of literary production has had to the social, aesthetic and cultural values of their period, and the way in which the perception of these poems have changed over time. Each week a different theme will be discussed and will include topics such as the building of an Australian identity, Australia at war, Indigenous Australia and Australia today. Student will also have the opportunity to bring poems they have found independently to the discussions to share with others on the course.

Autism and Communication View details

You will explore and discuss the needs of individuals across the Autism Spectrum, with regards to communication and interaction. Looking at differing resources and approaches from our own communication methods to including visual aids, key signing and electronic communication technology.

Autism and Communication View details

You will explore and discuss the needs of individuals across the Autism Spectrum, with regards to communication and interaction. Looking at differing resources and approaches from our own communication methods to including visual aids, key signing and electronic communication technology.

Autism and Communication View details

You will explore and discuss the needs of individuals across the Autism Spectrum, with regards to communication and interaction. Looking at differing resources and approaches from our own communication methods to including visual aids, key signing and electronic communication technology.

Autism and Communication View details

You will explore and discuss the needs of individuals across the Autism Spectrum, with regards to communication and interaction. Looking at differing resources and approaches from our own communication methods to including visual aids, key signing and electronic communication technology.

Autism and Communication View details

You will explore and discuss the needs of individuals across the Autism Spectrum, with regards to communication and interaction. Looking at differing resources and approaches from our own communication methods to including visual aids, key signing and electronic communication technology.