Nature & ecology
Course Date: Mon 15 May 2017
Location on this date: OS - Off SiteA day of botanical discovery and enjoyment at the 100-year-old Botanical Institute in Tulse Hill. Behind the scenes access to the unique herbarium of dried plants, hands-on use of microscopes and exploration of the garden and library treasures.
Note: This course will be held at South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road, Tulse Hill, London, SE24 9AQ.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £49.00Concession: £35.00
Course Date: Thu 30 Mar 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetA simultaneously skeptical and admiring take on the communication skills of the animal world. Prof. Moira Yip, formerly of UCL’s Department of Linguistics, is an expert on human language. So how do other animals measure up? This talk, illustrated with videos and sound files of a wide variety of species, will present recent work on animals’ remarkable talents and explore the gulf which still exists between them and us.Full fee: £9.00Senior fee: £9.00Concession: £9.00
Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore the life of birds and learn about bird evolution, tips for identification and key behaviours before having a chance to put your skills into practice on two field trips in London (St James' Park and Hampstead Heath).
Three sessions are at City Lit and two off-site. All run 14.00-16.00.Full fee: £89.00Senior fee: £71.00Concession: £39.00
Course Date: Thu 22 Jun 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDiscover the astonishing lifecycle of swifts. Develop identification skills and learn about the vital link between architecture, building methods, planning regulations and swift conservation, plus practical ways to help them.
In partnership with the RSPB Central London Local Group. NB The first session is at City Lit, the second session is a central London field trip to observe swifts and their nesting sites. Further details from the tutors at the first session.Full fee: £39.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £17.00
Course Date: Sun 9 Jul 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetStep into the enthralling world of Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). Discover their remarkable diversity, ecology and conservation. Learn how to take part in the Big Butterfly Count this summer and do your bit for monitoring wildlife!Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00
Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetFind out why physics is the science upon which everything depends. In this course we will use basic physics concepts to understand the biological processes in living organisms, including the relatively new field of quantum biology.Full fee: £89.00Senior fee: £89.00Concession: £39.00
Course Date: Sun 26 Mar 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetWould you like to know your ash from your elm, your plane from your maple? Learn key clues for identification in class followed by a gentle stroll round local gardens and squares to enjoy the rich diversity of introduced and native trees. A must for all tree lovers.Full fee: £99.00Senior fee: £79.00Concession: £44.00
Course Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetBirdsong, wildflowers, butterflies and bees are among the highlights of spring. It’s the season of peak activity in the natural world. Discover more on this engaging course including four field-trips within London. Two evening classroom sessions (19.40-21.40) followed by four Saturday morning (11:00- 13:00) off-site sessions.Full fee: £99.00Senior fee: £79.00Concession: £44.00