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Press Release - 30 January 2007

Expanded evening and day class programme offers courses from psychology to Pompeii

From the archaeology of the Cold War to a psychological investigation into criminals, the University of Bath’s new programme of evening and day classes offers places on a variety of courses.

This spring’s programme has new programmes including Eat your Garden, for would-be vegetable growers; Forensic Psychology, which focuses on the contribution of psychology to the understanding of crime; and Earth Observation, which looks at the science behind Google Earth and making digital observations of the earth from space.

New weekend and day schools include: Willow Workshops, giving people the chance to weave a basket or make a sculpture for the garden or home; Travel Writing, giving aspiring writers a taste of the art and craft of writing travel articles; and The Last Days of Pompeii, describing the eruption of Vesuvius and the excavation of buildings and artefacts from Roman times.

In all there are more than 40 courses offered in 21 areas, including business studies, creative writing, drama and health & fitness. Places are still available on most courses, but people are advised to book in the near future to ensure a place.

People are encouraged to enrol online (see Related Links) and term begins on 12 February.

For help with online enrolment, people can visit the Lifelong Learning Office at Carpenter House in Bath during office hours.

“Our feedback tells us that the quality of teaching and the enthusiasm of the teachers are two of the reasons people keep enrolling on our courses year after year," said Dr Philip Jones, Assistant Director of the Division for Lifelong Learning at the University.

“I’m pleased that we’ve been able to offer people an expanded programme of courses which is both varied and interesting.”

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