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Science courses include: an introduction physics, biology and chemistry, as well as astronomy and space.

Adventures in Summer Astronomy View details

An introduction to Astronomy, this course will cover the basics of: what is visible in the night sky with the naked eye: the constellations, the moon and the planets. For the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon-landings, we will look in a little more detail at the moon.

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

Biology - An Introduction Using the Human Body View details

The human body (yours) will be used to demonstrate the characteristics of living organisms, and we will use the information it gives us to explore the same characteristics in plants and animals. Experiments will be done to look at new concepts and to develop an understanding of how to design and record experiments. Some work will be done on looking at living tissues using hand-lenses and microscopes. The class will explore differences and similarities between humans and other species and the roles they fill in the natural environment.

CSI - Who Grabbed the Great Goblet? View details

A challenge to assess a crime scene, look at investigative techniques & assess the level of evidence to secure a court conviction & decide on an appropriate sentence.

CSI - who Grabbed the Great Goblet? View details

A challenge to assess a crime scene, look at investigative techniques & assess the level of evidence to secure a court conviction & decide on an appropriate sentence.

CSI - Who Grabbed the Great Goblet? View details

A family challenge to assess a crime scene, look at investigative techniques & assess the level of evidence to secure a court conviction & decide on an appropriate sentence.

One Small Step for Man: The Moon, 50 years after Apollo 11 View details

July marks the 50th anniversary of Armstrong and Aldrin stepping foot on the Moon. What did the Apollo programme teach us about our satellite? What benefits does space travel bestow on mankind? In addition to marking this important anniversary and discussing these points, we will learn about objects in the summer night sky as well as some recent developments in astronomy. How much has astronomical knowledge in general changed in the past half century?

Theory of Relativity: Happy Centenary! View details

As a VIth physics student in the early 60s, coming across Einstein's relativity theories was a baffling and mind-blowing experience. How we argued about them! Could their weird predicitons really be true? Clocks telling different times? Twins at birth being re-united years later but now of different ages? In the intervening years these whacky predicitons have been confirmed, and many more. From being something on the edge of physics 9as Einstein himself was in his years at Princeton), relatvity has now found its rightful home as one of the pillars of modern physics - your daily life couldn't work without taking it into account! So maybe you owe it to yourself to find out a bit more about this underlying theory, its strange ideas and even stranger predictions. Not to mention the many fascinating ways that Relativity has survived all the tests that sceptical researchers have thrown at it. Why not come along to this Centenary celebration of all things Relativity?