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Take a closer look at how the Ancient Egyptians preserved their dead, in a day course on health and death in Ancient Egypt

Press Release - 08 November 2007

Wide-ranging short courses on offer for the weekend

From the mummies of Ancient Egypt, to the art and life of Jane Austen’s Bath, local people have the chance to enjoy a weekend of wide-ranging short courses at the University of Bath on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November.

The day schools are run by the Division for Lifelong Learning at the University’s Claverton Down campus and its city centre location, Carpenter House.

For people who want to explore Egyptian culture, Health and Death in Ancient Egypt will look at how the Egyptians lived their lives and how they expected to live in the afterlife. It will examine health problems of the time and their treatment, as well as investigating mummification and the reasons behind the process.

For an artistic illustration of Bath’s lively society at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, Art and life in Jane Austen’s Bath – Elegance, Amusement and Utility will give people the chance to get close to The Holburne Museum’s collection of fascinating art objects of the period. Expert tutors will draw students into Jane Austen’s world, using the museum’s nationally recognised reserve collections to tell the story.

The full programme of weekend courses, which runs into early December, includes glass-painting, samba, creative writing, IT skills, silk-painting and how to trace your family history.

To find out about all the courses on offer see related links. Book online for a web discount or download an application form and return it to the Lifelong Learning Team, University of Bath, Carpenter House, Broad Quay, Bath BA1 1UD.

For help and advice with online booking, students can contact the Lifelong Learning office on 01225 388703/ 388704, email or call in to Carpenter House.

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