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Hobbies and interests can be so much more than a way to fill time. They can become true passions and introduce you to people, ideas and projects you may never have thought of.

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Continuing Tai Chi

This is a continuers Tai Chi course which coordinates slow rhythmic movements based on Chinese martial art forms with relaxed deep breathing which leads to a calmness that has many health benefits both physical and psychological. Regular practice will lead to improvements in balance; flexibility; aerobic fitness; muscular strength & endurance;... [More]
$229 Limited / $206

<p>This is a continuers Tai Chi course which coordinates slow rhythmic movements based on Chinese martial art forms with relaxed deep breathing which leads to a calmness that has many health benefits

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21 Jul

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Morning Yoga

Experience an in-depth introduction to yoga incorporating postures, breathing techniques, meditation and deep relaxation, based on the teaching styles of the Satyananda Yoga and International Yoga Teachers' Associations. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. This course encourages and supports personal growth at one's own pace... [More]
$229 Limited / $206

<p>Experience an in-depth introduction to yoga incorporating postures, breathing techniques, meditation and deep relaxation, based on the teaching styles of the Satyananda Yoga and International Yoga

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18 Jul

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Meditation and Mindfulness Basics

In this 8 week online course we come together in a small supportive group from the comfort of our own home, to explore meditation and mindfulness and how we can incorporate to benefit our lives. Each week we will explore a different aspect of mindful and meditative practices, and assess for ourselves the suitability of different approaches (for... [More]

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Calligraphy for Beginners: Gothic Blackletter

This beginners’ course introduces the Art of Calligraphy, its rich history and an understanding of the development of our modern alphabet. We will focus on Gothic Blackletter. We will start with gaining an understanding of working with a broad edge nib and to refine our calligraphic technique by focusing on letter construction and spacial awareness... [More]

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"God save the King!" - Chess for Beginners

Chess is one of the most popular board games in the world, and its popularity is increasing, also thanks to TV shows and movies. However, it is not a game for brainiacs, as it is often believed. Everybody can play chess (although not everyone is going to become a Grandmaster). Chess is fun, whether you play it with friends, strangers or an AI. But... [More]

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'God save the King': Intermediate Chess

Chess is a game often seen in popular art – films and series most of all – and a cure-for-all for people: it helps develop essential skills such as problem-solving and creativity and it keeps all brain hemispheres active, thus fighting ageing. Focused on players with an elo rating ranging from 600 to 1200, this “intermediate” course will guide you... [More]

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Solving Cryptic Crosswords II

This is a follow-up on Cryptic Crosswords I, covering the same categories of clues (plus a few more), but focusing on the way in which the basic formulas can be tweaked or elaborated, adding an extra level to the puzzle. Practise your lateral thinking on individual clues, and an English Times crossword in a combined effort. If you are already an... [More]

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Garden Design for Large and Small Spaces

Do you have a balcony, courtyard, patio or deck? Having a small outdoor space doesn't mean that it can't be comfortable and stylish or you have to forego the pleasure of gardening. Find out how to choose and easily maintain the most suitable plants and containers and control any pests and diseases. Comprehensive course notes are provided. This... [More]

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Organic Gardening

Whether you have the tiniest balcony or a half-acre block, you can grow and enjoy the taste and goodness of your own organic herbs, vegetables and fruit trees. Master the art of composting, worm farming and other methods of recycling. Find out about crop rotation, companion planting and moon planting. Learn how to reduce the incidence of weeds and... [More]

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Successful Water-wise Gardening

Whether you have a large block of land or a small balcony, learn how to choose “the right plant for the right place”. Discover what type of soil you have and how you may need to improve it. Find out which are the best containers and potting mixes. With all the tips and hints provided in this course, you’ll be able to maintain your plants with the... [More]

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