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The University is globally renowned for scientific achievement and innovation. We draw on this expertise to offer courses to inform and inspire, whether unlocking the past, or glimpsing the future.

Day Schools

28 March 2020
Plant hunters that transformed our gardens Dr Sandy Primrose

29 March 2020
How will future electronics change the world? Dr Gwen Wyatt-Moon

29 March 2020
Science on television: an illustrated history Jean-Baptiste Gouyon

26 April 2020
Infection and Immunity in plants and animals Dr Aleksandr Gavrin and Dr Panchali Kanvatirth

27 June 2020
Herbal traditions for health Julie Dore, Schia Mitchell Sinclair and Beverley Meredith-Bailey

12 September 2020
Dynamic Earth – volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis Dr Peter Sheldon

29 November 2020
One day, one concept: Robotics Dr Thomas Thuruthel

12 December 2020
The medieval English hospital Professor Carole Rawcliffe

18 April 2021
One day, one concept: renewable energy TBC

18 July 2021
One day, one concept: antimicrobial resistance Dr Thomas O’Brien

Residential Courses

21-23 February 2020
Tracing ancestry using DNA Dr Peter Forster

15-17 May 2020
The Scientific Revolution Piers Bursill-Hall

16-17 May 2020
Music and astronomy Timothy Watts and Dr Matthew Bothwell

12-14 June 2020
Extinctions: crises in the history of life Dr Peter Sheldon

24-26 July 2020
Take three trees: Ash, Mountain Ash and Alder Dr Patrick Harding

7-9 August 2020
Tracing the origins of the British using genetics, linguistics and chroniclers Dr Peter Forster

11-13 September 2020
The evolution of human genetic diversity Dr Mircea Iliescu

3-4 October 2020
Ancient Technology Piers Bursill-Hall

12-14 February 2021
Charles Darwin: history and legacy Craig Gershater

12-14 March 2021
Further geology: more rocks, minerals and fossils Dr Peter Sheldon

26-28 March 2021
Forensic science Dr Peter Forster, Dr Corinne Duhig, Dr Lata

25-27 June 2021
The geological history of Britain Dr Peter Sheldon

9-11 July 2021
Ancient Medicine Piers Bursill-Hall

16-18 July 2021
The medicinal use of plants Dr Patrick Harding

Weekly courses

9 June – 7 July 2020
Ideas that science forgot Dr Jane Gregory

Tuesday Courses

3 March 2020 - Morning
New materials shaping the future Dr Darshil Shah

3 March 2020 - Afternoon
New materials shaping the future Dr Luisa Pedro

2 June 2020 - Morning
Examining intelligence Dr Paul Elliot

2 June 2020 - Afternoon
Examining intelligence Dr Kanta Dihal & Dr James Grime

16 June 2020 - Morning
Antarctica uncovered Dr Bryan Lintott

16 June 2020 - Afternoon
Antarctica uncovered Dr Jon Shears

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