Science

Look to the stars or stay closer to home with a wide range of topical and specialist short courses on subjects including astronomy, evolution and genetics that are ideal for anyone curious about our planet and what lies beyond it.
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  1. Life beyond the Earth? What are the possibilities?

    Life beyond the Earth? What are the possibilities?

    Course Date: Sun 22 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Can we find planets beyond the solar system that could harbour Earth-type life? Do we know what conditions are essential to life? What about life as we don’t know it?
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  2. Maths for physics

    Course Date: Thu 2 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Mathematics is sometimes described as the language of physics. We will look at the essential topics required for a fuller engagement with physics including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and vectors, with reference to their application to specific physical situations. You will build a mathematical tool box applicable to many areas of science.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £39.00

  3. Introduction to geology

    Course Date: Sun 19 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Geology, the study of solid Earth, rocks and the processes by which they change, is a vast subject covering billions of years of history and offering insights into areas such as past climates and the history of life. Discover more about the underlying principles of this important science such as plate tectonics, how rocks are made and the evolution of life. Charles Clarke (MSc in Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology from University College London) has a special interest in hominin evolutionary research and is also committed to introducing geology to a wider audience.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

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    Science guest lecture: geology - the discovery of the world's oldest fossils

    Course Date: Fri 24 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How long has Earth been home to life? What are the implications for dating the beginning of life on earth and the search for life on other planets? Matthew Dodd presents the latest findings from the University College London team who believe they have identified the oldest known fossils from at least 3.77 billion years ago.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £9.00

  5. String theory matters

    Course Date: Sun 26 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this introductory course, we will look at string theory in a non-technical way, uncovering both its aesthetic appeal and explanatory potential, and consider what the prospects are for this remarkable theory.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  6. The physics of time

    Course Date: Sun 3 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We'll explore the concept of time in everyday life, using the theories of special and general relativity. We'll investigate its nature in the quantum world zooming out to the large scale Universe.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  7. Introduction to cyber security essentials

    Course Date: Sun 10 Dec 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to protect your personal or business data from cyber security attacks in this short course. You will learn how to deploy basic technical controls into your personal or organisation data information systems to ensure that basic technical security measures are in place.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £45.00

  8. What is the internet of things?

    Course Date: Tue 12 Dec 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This introductory course will provide participants with an overview of the Internet of Things (IoT), discussing what it is and touching on the technologies and concepts that form part of it’s ecosystem. It will present real-world case studies demonstrating how the IoT is currently transforming industry also taking a look at future trends and potential applications.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  9. Physics: towards a theory of everything

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore fundamental aspects of physics such as the nature of light, matter and energy and the physical laws governing our universe. Learn about the revolutionary discoveries of the world around us.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Do animals have language?

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered how animals communicate with each other? Find out how they do it, and what they convey. We will look mainly at primates, cetaceans, and songbirds, and compare their skills to our own.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £44.00

  11. Astronomy: a gentle introduction

    Course Date: Sun 4 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A leisurely walk through back garden astronomy. Learn how to find your way around the constellations, whether to buy a telescope, how to find planets and look safely at the sun. Find out why astronomy is good for you.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  12. Galaxies: once called 'island universes'

    Course Date: Thu 8 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Galaxies come in several types: the most familiar are beautiful spirals. They contain billions of stars, supermassive black holes and sometimes dark clouds where stars may form. Come and see for yourself.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £52.00

  13. Introduction to artificial intelligence

    Course Date: Sun 11 Feb 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk say it’s humanity’s biggest threat, but you use it every day. Learn what artificial intelligence is, what it will become, and how it works.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £45.00

  14. Introduction to robotics

    Course Date: Sun 11 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is a short introduction to the world of Robotics. It will provide an informative overview to the basics of robot mechanisms and their intelligent controls.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  15. Guest lecture - A short history of our world : from the Big Bang to the arrival of Homo Sapiens

    Course Date: Fri 16 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ian Crawford, Professor of Planetary Science and Astrobiology at Birkbeck presents a concise history of our world from the Big Bang to the evolution of Homo sapiens some 2 million years ago. He addresses the origins and evolution of stars and the chemical elements, the solar system, and evolution of life on Earth. The aim is to provide a scientific pre-history of humanity up until the time that 'real' human history takes over. Ian Crawford is Professor of Planetary Science and Astrobiology at Birkbeck, University of London. Crawford is a specialist in the science and exploration of the Moon and in the search for life in the Universe.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £9.00

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