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Ever wondered what a principle quantum number is? Our science courses will gently demystify the complexities of physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology with plenty of time for questions. Our tutors are qualified and supportive and our students help create the relaxed community feel we pride ourselves on. Go on challenge yourself!

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Scientists and Philosophers Need to Talk

We all know what Science is – but do we know what ‘reality’ is; or even what ‘understanding’ is? Just how do we ‘know’, and how do we know that we know? There is abundant evidence that we don't – and even the experts don’t! These questions are as much philosophical as they are scientific, and Tibor offers some deep philosophical insights into them.... [More]
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<p>We all know what Science is – but do we know what ‘reality’ is; or even what ‘understanding’ is? Just how do we ‘know’, and how do we know that we know? There is abundant evidence that we don't –

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24 Nov

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Nobel Prize Winners: Albert Einstein (1921) & Willy Brandt (1971)

125 years ago, on 10 Dec 1896, Swedish inventor and industrialist Alfred Nobel died. Since 1901 that day is commemorated each year by the awarding of five Nobel Prizes in Stockholm and Oslo. 50 years ago, in 1971, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate was the then German Chancellor Willy Brandt for his efforts to normalise relations between West Germany... [More]
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<p>125 years ago, on 10 Dec 1896, Swedish inventor and industrialist Alfred Nobel died. Since 1901 that day is commemorated each year by the awarding of five Nobel Prizes in Stockholm and Oslo. 50

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10 Dec
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<p>125 years ago, on 10 Dec 1896, Swedish inventor and industrialist Alfred Nobel died. Since 1901 that day is commemorated each year by the awarding of five Nobel Prizes in Stockholm and Oslo. 50

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10 Dec

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Climate Change, Policy and Campaigning for Liveable World

Designed to introduce participants to the science of climate change, the importance of limiting global warming and how activism can make a difference in shaping public policy on measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. DELIVERY MODE Online COURSE OUTLINE Introduction to the science of climate change and global warning. The Paris Agreement and... [More]
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<p>Designed to introduce participants to the science of climate change, the importance of limiting global warming and how activism can make a difference in shaping public policy on measures to reduce

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12 Jan

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Climate Change, Policy and Campaigning for Liveable World

Designed to familiarise participants with a practical understanding of key climate change concepts, the risk of more than two degrees of global warming and the roles of key goals such as Net Zero Emissions by 2050, the Paris Agreement and suitable interim goals. Policy and legal measures available to address the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas... [More]
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<p>Designed to familiarise participants with a practical understanding of key climate change concepts, the risk of more than two degrees of global warming and the roles of key goals such as Net Zero

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02 Feb

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Introduction to Quantum Physics

Quantum physics underpins all of modern science. We could not understand chemistry, biology, nuclear phenomena, computer chips and solar energy if we could not rely on quantum theory. In this short course, we shall explain the reasons for the birth of quantum physics, and describe some of the basic principles and concepts that form the foundations... [More]
$171 Limited / $154

<p>Quantum physics underpins all of modern science. We could not understand chemistry, biology, nuclear phenomena, computer chips and solar energy if we could not rely on quantum theory. In this

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03 Feb

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Mathematics in the Ancient World

Ancient Babylonians, writing with wooden sticks on clay, developed a complicated sexagesimal numeral system which allowed them to perform addition, multiplication and division. Ancient Egyptians operated with fractions, knew geometric series and the “Egyptian triangle” that later became known as Pythagoras theorem. Ancient Greeks inherited... [More]
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<p>Ancient Babylonians, writing with wooden sticks on clay, developed a complicated sexagesimal numeral system which allowed them to perform addition, multiplication and division. Ancient Egyptians

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17 Feb

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The Spanish Flu and Its Impact in Australia

The so-called Spanish Flu hit Australia and the world in the dying days of WW1 and continued its devastation for two years. Many millions died world-wide and tens of thousands died in Australia. We look at the origins of the pandemic and trace its course, looking at attempts to deal with it, how it affected people and how it finally ended. Are... [More]
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<p>The so-called Spanish Flu hit Australia and the world in the dying days of WW1 and continued its devastation for two years. Many millions died world-wide and tens of thousands died in Australia. We

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04 Mar
$81 Limited / $73

<p>The so-called Spanish Flu hit Australia and the world in the dying days of WW1 and continued its devastation for two years. Many millions died world-wide and tens of thousands died in Australia. We

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04 Mar

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Art and Anatomy in Early Modern Italy

The capacity to competently draw the human figure involves a knowledge of anatomy. Follow the evolution of the study of anatomy, from its origins in classical antiquity to its artistic flourishing in sixteenth century Italy. Much of the science of anatomy will be shown to have its definitive origin within the visual arts. We will then compare the... [More]
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<p>The capacity to competently draw the human figure involves a knowledge of anatomy. Follow the evolution of the study of anatomy, from its origins in classical antiquity to its artistic flourishing

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17 Mar

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Galileo and the Visual Arts - The Unity of Science and Design

Galileo Galilei, the founder of observational astronomy and modern physics, spent some of his formative years studying mathematics – inclusive of geometry and perspective - and drawing, at Florence’s Academy of Art. This proved integral to many of his later scientific observations and conclusions. For example, his artistic knowledge of chiaroscuro,... [More]
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<p>Galileo Galilei, the founder of observational astronomy and modern physics, spent some of his formative years studying mathematics – inclusive of geometry and perspective - and drawing, at Florence

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01 Apr

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