Science & Environment

Image Credit: John Haswell

We have covered a wide range of topics under the science umbrella, including Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology and Maths. Social sciences have included a look at a number of environmental issues and our sessions on the Circular Economy with Catherine Weetman of Rethinkglobal are available for free here.

On Tuesday 25 April, 10.30-12, we are running another event with Greener Berwick, ‘The work of Going Green Together, and how it could help us all’. Nathaniel Spain will be introducing the work of Going Green Together, a pilot programme in environmental sustainability, working to support organisations in our area. Full details here.

In May we welcome Joan Lawson for ‘An Introduction to Social Anthropology’. Over three sessions we will learn how social anthropologists study diverse groups of people and how we can use their methods to better understand aspects of our own community, and also consider how (and to what extent) universal human needs are met in the context of changes with our physical and cultural environment and the stories we tell ourselves as we grow, learn and interact. Tuesdays 9, 16 & 23 May, 10-12, William Elder Building, Berwick. Full details here.

Our Astronomy Tutor, Dr Adrian Jannetta, will be back later in the year. In the meantime you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram. In addition, lots of useful local astronomical news, photos and commentaries can be found on the website of the Northumberland Astronomical Society here.


No previous knowledge is assumed for any of our courses and all are welcome