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American Civilisations: before 1491 and after 1493

Our final course about the ancient civilisations of the Americas deals with how things were before and after Spanish intervention in 1492. These lectures are by Prof Maria Chester. 1491: NEW DISCOVERIES OF THE AMERICAS BEFORE COLUMBUSThese lectures are based on the book written by Charles Mann (Knopf, 2005) but with a twist because as … Continue reading "American Civilisations: before 1491 and after 1493"

£30.00

Zip, Zilch, Nada! The void in music, mathematics and Zen.

‘Horror vacui'- Nature abhors a vacuum (Aristotle) This the first of a series of talks by Prof Mike Worboys discussing how some cornerstone concepts manifest themselves as fundamental in a range of cultural practices, with a focus of music, mathematics, and religion (particularly, Zen Buddhism). This talk considers ‘nothing’. Music is an interplay between sound … Continue reading "Zip, Zilch, Nada! The void in music, mathematics and Zen."

£3.00

Autumn Astronomy: Individual lectures

A short course on the moon, planets, stars, galaxies, and practical observing tips. Lots to learn for beginners or seasoned observers. A short course in astronomy by Dr. Adrian Jannetta covering basic concepts, practical experience, and the latest developments in a rapidly changing field. This listing enables you to book tickets for individual lectures for … Continue reading "Autumn Astronomy: Individual lectures"

£4.00

Autumn Astronomy: Full Series

A short course on the moon, planets, stars, galaxies, and practical observing tips. Lots to learn for beginners or seasoned observers. A short course in astronomy by Dr. Adrian Jannetta covering basic concepts, practical experience, and the latest developments in a rapidly changing field. The full course costs £15, or you can book individual lectures … Continue reading "Autumn Astronomy: Full Series"

£15.00

An Introduction to the Lives and Works of the Scottish Colourists

The life and work of artists Duncan Fergusson, Leslie Hunter, Samuel Peploe and Francis Cadell: now known as The Scottish Colourists. Image: The White Room by Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell.This is a series of four lectures by Prof Maria Chester.Since the end of the 19th century there was a strong connection between Scotland and France … Continue reading "An Introduction to the Lives and Works of the Scottish Colourists"

£12.00