- Science in the time of NeroCourse Date: Tue 22 Jun 2021
Location on this date: OnlineWe examine the science of the Roman empire through the work of Seneca (c. 4 BCE – 65 CE) and Pliny
(23/24 CE – 79 CE) who between them describe the Roman understanding of biology, chemistry and
physics, touching upon subjects such as botany, meteors, mining, rainbows, the nature of air, forms of
water, and “mock suns”.
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 £7.00
- Stargazing at home: from your window to the universe (June)Course Date: Fri 25 Jun 2021
Location on this date: OnlineBuilding on their popular book, Radmila and Tom will take you from London into space through a range of topics that brings astronomy to the public. Expect to be informed and entertained!
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
- British new nature writingCourse Date: Wed 30 Jun 2021
Location on this date: Online'New' British nature writing is topping the bestseller lists, but what is it and how can you benefit from it? Join us, read with us and learn more about 'new' British nature writing and how we can think about our relationships with nature.
The course tutor, Cathy Elliott, is full-time lecturer at UCL. She is interested in ideas about time, temporality, and story-telling in politics and international relations. Her first book, Democracy as Foreign Policy: Temporal Othering in International Relations, came out in 2017; she has also published articles and books about the various stories we tell about democracy. She is recapitulating some of those themes, and finding new ones, in her current book project on the British “new nature writing.” She is interested in the politics of pedagogy and also writes about teaching and learning.
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 £79.00 Concession £35.00
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