- Healthy horticulture? The history of the Victorian Public ParkCourse Date: Sat 31 Jul 2021
Location on this date: OnlineThe nineteenth century saw the creation of the first truly public parks up and down the country, heralding the golden age of fabulous municipal horticulture, architecture and sports facilities. In her talk Letta will trace the origins of these precious spaces with examples of surviving parks, assessing the contribution they make to our wellbeing and some of the management challenges ahead.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £15.00
- The physics of timeCourse Date: Sat 17 Jul 2021 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineWe will explore the various different conceptions of time within modern physics. The absolute time of Newtonian mechanics is contrasted with the relativistic time of Einsteinian gravity. The possibility that time is quantized, made up of discrete moments, is seen to emerge in some of the most cutting edge theories of physics, such as loop quantum gravity and string theory. The emergence of time in the big bang, the direction of time, and the possibility of time travel are all explored.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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