Human Sciences Courses - Online

From the 206 bones in our body through to the life and times of science pioneers; find out more about anatomy, historical discoveries and contemporary research.

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  1. Race science: from then to now

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 13 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This course will explore the shameful history of racial science and the role it played in justifying oppressive regimes and colonialism, turning racism into a structural component of societies in many countries, segregation and many other dark moments of the last few centuries.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £40.00

  2. An introduction to the human immune system

    An introduction to the human immune system

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 17 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    In this course, we will explore various parts of the body’s defences: the innate (and always ready) immune system and the cell-based-immune system as well as also touch upon vaccinations and antibodies along with COVID and HIV as examples of immune system challenges.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £30.00

  3. Skeletons talk: Secrets revealed by bones

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 10 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Forensic anthropologists have become central to closing criminal, historical and other cases by way of analysing bones. Join us for a session with a practitioning forensic specialist with experience in both forensic archeology and forensic anthropology.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

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    How can archaeology help solve murders? The principles of forensic archaeology

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 1 May 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Taught by a specialist with a background in both forensic archaeology and forensic anthropology, this course will let you discover how archaeology and its research methods can help solve crimes.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £65.00

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    Science guest lecture: Max Kerr Winter on Biophysics: An introduction to current research

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 7 May 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    The variety of life on Earth has been studied extensively by biologists for centuries, and is now an active area of research for physicists as well. The field of biophysics aims to use the mathematical and computational tools of physics to understand complex living creatures. Building on his previous talk, Max Kerr Winter will discuss various ways in which physics and biology come together in what is proving to be one of the interdiscplinaryt frontiers of 21st century science.



    Max Kerr Winter is a theoretical biophysicist. He researches at the Francis Crick Institute, London, in collaboration with experimental biologists at the University of Cambridge.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £15.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £15.00

  6. What mysteries can bones solve? Forensic anthropology beyond TV

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 11 May 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Taught by a forensic anthropologist, this course will let you discover how much we can learn about persons and societies by only looking at human remains. We will also explore whether all skeletons really are the same and what this means.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

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