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Press Release - 06 September 2005

New courses to explain why it rains so much in Britain

Local people are to get the chance to try something some of us may think is near impossible: working out the British climate.

Understanding British Weather is one of a new series of evening and part-time courses offered by the University of Bath to give local people the opportunity to learn more about the world around them. The University has organised an open day on Saturday 10 September to give more information.

In a year where the weather has changed the fortunes of cities around the world, understanding its variability is becoming increasingly important. In her new meteorology course, Dr Clare Power will investigate the changing patterns through a mix of theory and practice.

Archaeology is more popular now than it has ever been. The new introductory courses will look at the impact of agriculture on Neolithic Britain and the reality behind the myth of the Romans. All archaeology courses give students the opportunity to join a field trip.

Political philosophy looks at the wider political issues that are often obscured by party politics. In his introductory course Dr Rob Campbell looks at the main systems of modern political thought and considers their impact on the development of the world around us.

In addition to the new courses, the University of Bath’s autumn programme includes the popular language courses and an increased range of creative arts, design and IT courses. Dayschools, such as aromatherapy and web design, and courses for leisure, such as wine appreciation and yoga, are also part of the programme.

Local people are invited to meet some of the Lifelong Learning tutors and staff at the open day between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 10 September in Carpenter House, Broad Quay, Bath. They can register for courses on the day and refreshments will be available.

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