Nature & ecology

Delve deeper into the animal and plant life we share our city with, plus look beyond our shores to ecosystems around the world and the environmental issues affecting our planet.
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  1. Artificial intelligence: threat or promise?

    Course Date: Thu 8 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From chatbots to medical diagnosis machines, what challenges and promises does this technology offer to society? This overview course will look at the history, science and philosophical questions behind the rapid and astonishing developments in this field.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £39.00

  2. Discover the South London Botanical Institute - a hidden treasure

    Course Date: Mon 15 May 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    A 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: £59.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £35.00

  3. Introduction to botany

    Course Date: Sat 4 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to know more about plants and how they work? Investigate the fascinating world of plants, get to know their names, discover how they operate and assess why they are essential for our wellbeing. The course includes an offsite visit on Thursday 9 March at 14:00-16:30, venue Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, library and archive. Additional cost: £3 approx.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £44.00

  4. Spring birds: an introduction to ornithology with birdwatching

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore 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: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £39.00

  5. Swifts and their extraordinary aerial world

    Course Date: Thu 22 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover 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: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £17.00

  6. The big butterfly day

    Course Date: Sun 9 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Step 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: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  7. The physics of life

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Find 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: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  8. Trees of London

    Trees of London

    Course Date: Sun 26 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would 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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £44.00

  9. Wild London: spring nature in the city

    Course Date: Tue 2 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Birdsong, 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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £44.00

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