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Magic school starts at the University in the spring

Internal News - 11 December 2007

New part-time courses for spring

The chance to go to a Hogwarts for adults’ magic school or crack a crime scene investigation are just two of the unusual leisure and learning opportunities on offer in next spring’s new programme of part-time courses run by the University of Bath.

The weekly courses and day schools cover a wide range of subjects, from food & drink, to art & design and business skills. Term starts on 11 February and classes will run at the University’s Claverton Down campus and its city centre location at Carpenter House, Broad Quay.

Magician Ian Carpenter will teach his students how to perform tricks with a theatrical flourish in his Magic school course. Ian took up magic at the age of 40 after meeting illusionist and entertainer Derren Brown at a convention and now performs regularly at the International Magic Masterclass.

In CSI unmasked - the facts about forensics, tutor Kathleen Conabree will go behind the television scenes to reveal what real life forensics can and cannot do. Students will try to create their own ‘perfect crime’ while helping to solve their classmates’ crimes in this fun, fact-based course.

Other courses on offer include Discover interior design, giving tips of the trade to create stunning styles for the home; Elizabeth I – fame & fantasy, looking at the achievements of her reign and how she became the picture of supreme earthly power; and Eat your garden, teaching how to successfully grow fruit and vegetables at home.

To find out about the full range of courses see the Related Links section. People can enrol for the courses online, and receive a website 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 enrolment, students can contact the Lifelong Learning office on 01225 388703/ 388704 or email