Science & Environment

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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.

We are very pleased to be offering a course organised jointly with Greener Berwick. Starting on 23 January, Professor Emeritus Brian Edwards of ECA Edinburgh University will present a thought-provoking series of four lectures introducing the theory and practice of ‘Green Architecture’ which will include an opportunity for the exchange of ideas on the sustainability of our local urban environment. Course dates are Mondays 23 & 30 Jan, 6 & 13 Feb, 10-12 noon, William Elder Building, Berwick upon Tweed. For more information and bookings please click here.

Our Astronomy Tutor, Dr Adrian Jannetta, returns on 28 January with ‘Exploring the Universe’,  an (online) introduction to practical and theoretical astronomy for beginners……. Learn how to find stars and constellations. Each week will focus on a different constellation visible in the UK night sky and the astronomy they have inspired. We’ll also keep pace with current astronomical events such as aurora predictions, planets, comets and meteor showers……..Course dates are Saturdays 28 Jan, 4, 11, 18 & 25 Feb, 11-12 noon on Zoom. For more information and to book please click here.

Landscape Architect Rachel Sutherland returns in February 2023 for a short course ‘An Introduction to Ecology’, examining different habitats, adaptations and plant communities in an effort to shed light on biodiversity and healthy ecosystems. Rachel will give three talks on Fridays 3, 10 and 17 February 2023, 10-12 noon, William Elder Building, Berwick upon Tweed. For more details and to book please follow this link.

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