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Astrobiology: the science of speculation

If you haven’t watched the Jodie Foster film Contact, watch it now. We’ll wait.

Good, you’re back. So, do you believe she was transported through a wormhole to a distant civilization? If you do, this course is for you. It’s also for you if you don’t, because as a science, astrobiology applies rigorous critical reasoning to basic questions like ‘Is there anybody else out there?’, ‘What other forms of life are possible apart from us?’ and ‘What are the conditions elsewhere in the cosmos that might support life?’

Courses for horses: equestrian training

For all the neighsayers out there, you can’t just buy a horse and keep it in the back yard. Well you can, but the horse will be miserable and so will you. These marvellous animals need care, exercise, lots of food, veterinary attention, somewhere to sleep out of the rain and cold, shoeing and hoof care, fences to keep them from disappearing, grooming, companionship and hay. And those are just the basics.

Nature Park Management: hand warmers not included

Firstly, it can be chilly out there. It can also be scalding hot, full of midges and gnats, snake-ridden and hornet-infested. Apart from that, it’s the beautiful outdoors, and budding Nature Park Managers can train in the skills and knowledge necessary to manage natural parks