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Politics, geography, geology, psychology and sociology are all part of our offer alongside science, nature and ecology. Come along and find out more about a subject that may be new to you and take the opportunity to see how you can apply your learning in your local community. Many of our natural and social science courses offer opportunities to get involved in practical activities too.

Body Parts - How to look after them View details

We will look at internal structures of the skeleton and digestive system as well as external structures. including the skin, teeth and eyes. You will have an opportunity to make and label models, learn some new scientific terms, and discuss the importance of healthy lifestyles and regular check ups to support good structure and function of these body parts. We will look at the effect of advertising on making decisions about our health. we will also use numerical skills to compare costs of maintaining the health of these 5 body parts.

Online Taster: Landscape history View details

‘Wessex’ is famed for its woods, forests, reclaimed marshlands, watermeadows, rivers, heathlands, grasslands and coast. The session will introduce the interface between natural resources on the one hand, and human activity on the other.

Online Taster: Psychiatric diagnosis – science or pseudo-science? View details

This taster is a 90 minute live video learning session using zoom, (for more information see http://bit.ly/WEAonline). Recent research questions the usefulness of Psychiatric classifications such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar, depression and many other mental disorders. In this session you will discuss the usefulness of some of these diagnoses and examine the science behind them. This also provides an introduction to a course to be made available online which looks at the diagnosis, explanations and treatments for Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Depression, Phobia's, OCD, Eating Disorders and Autism.

Online Taster: The New Forest and Exmoor National Parks, a comparison. View details

Exmoor National Park and the New Forest National Park are small by national standards and contrast in many ways making them fascinating to study. Before 1815 Exmoor was a royal forest,while the New Forest remains so to the present. Exmoor was not considered suitable for timber production for the Navy but the New Forest was and it remains in Crown ownership. While Exmoor was developed for agriculture in the first half of the nineteenth century, following the advent of iron battleship New Forest changed towards softwood production and would eventually present great conservation conflicts. This divergent development has led to very different landscape evolution while a combination of different soils, topographies, climate and management produces very different conservation challenges.