You will experience basic maths ideas, everyday uses, some history of maths, some puzzles and problem solving. A calculator would be handy. Plenty of handouts will be available for practice. Small costs involved, ask Tutor.
Rediscover the joys of Mathematics. With an emphasis on problem solving and real life application, those mathematical skills and concepts that may have been forgotten, but not lost, are reviewed. Some new mathematical ventures and associated principals not previously encountered are also featured. Revision will always be apart of this course.
This course will focus in 2018 on the Illiad of Homer and examine the classical age of Greece. It will cover myths and legends, theatre and masked performance, societyand democracy. No previous knowledge of ancient Greece is necessary.
We will explore structure and function of DNA; Genetic and Congenital diseases and disorders. DNA Mutations and Cancer. How is DNA modified? What is a Gene? andStructure of Proteins and Enzymes. This is a thoughtful and challenging subject and it would be helpful to have some understanding of the concepts mentioned.
We use language from (almost) the time we are born. How does it work? How is it different from non-human languages? How do we use language to negotiate our way through social interactions? Has power, gender and culture got anything to do with language? We will explore these many facets of this remarkable tool we humans have.
This is a self-motivated discussion group and members are encouraged to offer topics to explore ancient beliefs and philosophies with an open mind. Some subjects may challenge your viewpoint while you have the opportunity to examine a wide spectrum of data from a different perspective.
In 2018 we will be reading and discussing Shakespeare and his writing using the texts “Richard” and “Henry IV”. We will look at the plays in their contexts as well as considering their present day relevance. Whether you are familiar with the plays or you know nothing about them you will be welcome.
Early developments in rocketry. The 'Space Race' between USA and Russia. Various explorations of the Moon by USA astronauts (1969-72). Probes to Mars and other planets. Basic Astronomy of our solar system. Theories of the origin of the Universe.