Enjoying Mathematics - Continuing Students

A stimulating experience offered to get one tackling something ‘different’ - the proven way of exercising the mind. Various branches of this fascinating discipline of mathematics are encountered, all within the mathematical capabilities of anyone who dares to be enlightened but especially anyone who likes to be pleasantly challenged.

Enjoying Mathematics - Beginners

This year we will continue our problem solving with skills hitherto learnt. In addition, we will extend our problem solving capabilities by taking on board some new mathematical ventures and associated principles not previously encountered. Copious revision will always be part of this course!

Geography

Course will run for two terms. Beginning with the Nordic countries, we will investigate various physical and cultural aspects of our world.

Greek Odyssey

This course will examine the classical age of Greece in the fifth century BC. It will cover myths and legends, theatre and masked performance, society and democracy. Each week will focus on one of the surviving tragedies of the period from dramatic and theatrical perspectives. No previous knowledge of Ancient Greece is necessary.

Shakespeare Then and Now

This course will examine the classical age of Greece in the fifth century BC. It will cover myths and legends, theatre and masked performance, society and democracy. Each week will focus on one of the surviving tragedies of the period from dramatic and theatrical perspectives. No previous knowledge of Ancient Greece is necessary.

Space Exploration and Basic Astronomy

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.

Topics in Geology

First class is Friday 3 February 2017. First class (each Term) ‘Wild rocks - Pet rocks’. Then, finalizing the series on Geomorphology dealing with weathering, sedimentation, lithification, metamorphism, plutonism, volcanism, and plate tectonics.

What is Language

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.
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