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Press Release - 04 November 2005

Archaeology to philosophy – new courses to launch in Salisbury

Local people will get the chance to learn about everything from the Mary Rose to Metaphysics as part of a programme of new courses to be launched in Salisbury in the New Year.

The programme, run by the University of Bath in partnership with Salisbury College and Sarum College, offers accredited courses ranging from horticulture to archaeology and creative writing to philosophy. The evening classes and residential study breaks, taught by experienced local tutors, can lead to University of Bath awards.

An open day at Salisbury College will be run from 10am to 4pm on Friday 11 November where prospective students can talk to the programme organisers, collect a prospectus and enrol for a course. Term begins in January 2006.

Dr Faith Butt, Director of Lifelong Learning at the University of Bath said: “We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Salisbury College, our existing partner in the foundation degree programme, and the well-respected Sarum College. We look forward to building our programme to cater for all the local needs.”

The principal of Sarum College, Reverend Dr Tim Macquiban, said: “Sarum College has been promoting lifelong learning in theological education for many years and is delighted to work with the University of Bath on a wider range of courses related to arts and the environment where spiritual values can be found and discussed.”

Gill Thompson, the principal of Salisbury College, said: “There is a real demand in Salisbury for something different when it comes to evening classes. The University of Bath courses cater for local and general interests. They will be a valuable addition to the programmes already offered by the College.”

The University of Bath has run an extensive programme of evening classes and study breaks in Bath since 1994. In 2001 the programme was extended to its Oakfield Campus in Swindon.

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