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Technology moves so fast and on our courses we will do our best to keep you up to speed. From macromolecules to getting to grips with Photoshop, we have everything you need to stay ahead of the game.

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Drawing and Painting on the iPad for Beginners

Drawing and Painting on the iPad for Beginners

COURSE No. 44

TUTOR: Diana Seidl

This course is for absolute beginners in iPad drawing and painting. It is designed to get you familiar with the technical details of the iPad, leaving you free to be highly creative and imaginative with this exciting artistic tool. A lack of any good art manuals has made it difficult for artists to get started. Aimed primarily at those already using traditional...

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Drawing and Painting on the iPad for Improvers

Drawing and Painting on the iPad for Improvers

COURSE No. 46

TUTOR: Diana Seidl

This course is designed for students who have overcome all the initial difficulties of the iPad and are ready to explore further some of its complexities. The course will comprise of making finished pictures each day after focussing on new technical aspects, like importing photos and using layers extensively to construct detailed images. Final images will be printed every day. You will...

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An Introduction to Astronomy

An Introduction to Astronomy

COURSE No. 235,236

TUTOR: David Roberts

Ever since the dawn of man, people have been fascinated by the night sky, gazing at it in awe and contemplation. During this course, the tutor will introduce the basics of Astronomy. He will start with a tour of the night sky, along with some of its most fascinating sights, before culminating with an examination of the nature of these spectacles...

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Wild Science: Understanding Nature

Wild Science: Understanding Nature

COURSE No. 237,238

TUTOR: Nigel Brown

This course takes you to the heart of the 'why' and 'how' of natural history and provides a platform for you to continue to study, understand and appreciate everything from garden birds and their behaviour, plants and the ecology of their pollinators, fungi and their pivotal role in the functioning of the ecosystem, to leaves and their industrious manufacture of the stuff...

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Modern Physics for Dummies

Modern Physics for Dummies

New for 2018

COURSE No. 239

TUTOR: Janneke Blokland

Have you always wanted to know what the Higgs Boson actually is, without having to study years of physics? Or, would you finally like to know if the Big Bang was a real explosion? In this course, you will study these and other topics in modern physics in a way that is accessible for anyone. There is no need to have...

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Back Garden Astronomy: A Practical Guide

Back Garden Astronomy: A Practical Guide

COURSE No. 240

TUTOR: Gavin James

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered about all those brilliant dots and what is in the dark space between? If you have struggled to take it further than that and you hanker after views of planets, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies, then this is the course for you. No experience necessary, just a curiosity to explore the...

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Sustainability in Daily Life

Sustainability in Daily Life

New for 2018

COURSE No. 241

TUTOR: Vera Spender Koubkova

Sustainability has become a mainstream topic. Cities and countries are announcing petrol and diesel car bans, new business models are being tested by the likes of IKEA and M&S to make our economy circular and Paris is becoming the capital of sustainable finance. You will learn what sustainability means and how it affects our everyday lives. This course is interactive and includes...

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Rivals and Revolutionaries: Foundations of Modern Physical Chemistry

Rivals and Revolutionaries: Foundations of Modern Physical Chemistry

New for 2018

COURSE No. 242

TUTOR: Randal Richards

Why do certain chemical reactions occur? What makes particular compounds produce electricity? The explanations lie in Physical Chemistry; the study of matter at atomic and molecular levels. You will learn how atoms form molecules and what the factors controlling chemical reactions are. In 1880, the electron had yet to be discovered and the existence of atoms was not universally accepted. Yet, a...

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Computing for Apple Mac: I've Started but What do I do Now ?

Computing for Apple Mac: I've Started but What do I do Now ?

COURSE No. 243

TUTOR: Anne Deuchar

This course is designed to give beginners and 'not quite' beginners the confidence to use their Apple Mac computers without too much frustration. You will use the College computers and Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac (Word and Excel) as the main software and will also cover Apple Mac's own 'Pages' and 'Numbers' as alternatives to Microsoft Office. The aim is to ensure...

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Lightroom on Your Own Laptop

Lightroom on Your Own Laptop

New for 2018

COURSE No. 244,601

TUTOR: Steve Russell

This course is aimed at photographers who have purchased Lightroom and want to get the most from this software. It will introduce and explain Lightroom's features and functions and speed up your learning process by working through each of its major modules. You will need to bring your own laptop computer with Lightroom installed. At the time of writing, Adobe allows you...

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Computing for Microsoft Windows: I've Started but What do I do Now ?

Computing for Microsoft Windows: I've Started but What do I do Now ?

COURSE No. 245

TUTOR: Anne Deuchar

This course is designed to give beginners and 'not quite' beginners the confidence to use Windows computers without too much frustration. You will use a Windows 10 operating system and Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel and Outlook) on the College computers. The aim is to ensure you are using your computer with confidence by the end of the week.

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Computing: Getting the Most From Your Apple Mac

Computing: Getting the Most From Your Apple Mac

COURSE No. 246

TUTOR: Anne Deuchar

This course will take you through the more advanced functionality that Apple Macs offer. It is a course for reasonably confident users of Apple Macs who want to know more than the basics. You will be using the College computers with Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac (Word and Excel) and will cover Apple Macs own 'Pages' and 'Numbers' as alternatives to Microsoft...

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