Courses for Geeks in London this Summer

ImageThis summer the City Lit (an adult education institute) is running a number of courses in their summer school that just might capture the geek vote.  Unfortunately the Superhero life drawing and writing Science Fiction courses are fully booked but see what you think of the four offerings presented here

British science fiction films

View and discuss a range of films from this strange and understated area of British cinema, and explore the ways in which they function as both genre cinema and, more generally, as British cinema. British science fiction films, science fiction, sci-fi, scifi, British films, film, movies, cinema.

Course & booking info here – http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/Humanities/Film/British_science_fiction_films/HF070

Different engines: science fiction’s influence on science –

Does fact follow fiction? Explore examples of sci-fi anticipating – and arguably inspiring – real life
technological advancements, from HG Wells’ ‘land ironclads’ to the proto-wiki of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the
Galaxy. Different engines: science fiction’s influence on science, science fiction, science, sci-fi, scifi.

Course & booking info here – http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/Science_and_nature/Science_and_the_arts/Different_engines%3A_science_fiction%27s_influence_on_science/HS056

Craters, collisions and catastrophes

Wherever we look in the Solar System we find that planets and moons are littered with craters blasted out by the impact of comets and asteroids. But can these giant space rocks ever hit Earth – and what happens when they do? Dr Marek Kukula, Public Astronomer at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, describes some of the biggest explosions in history and looks at how we might try to prevent them in future. Part of the summer science lecture series.

Course & booking info here – http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/Science_and_nature/Astronomy/Craters%2C_collisions_and_catastrophes/HS043

Do black holes really exist

Black holes are one of the most exotic predictions of theoretical physics and debate still rages about the ultimate fate of the material that falls into them. But do black holes really exist, and if so how and where should we look for them? Dr Marek Kukula, Public Astronomer at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, describes the latest astronomical evidence for black holes in our own galaxy and beyond. Part of the summer science lecture series.

Course & booking info here – http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/Science_and_nature/Astronomy/Do_black_holes_really_exist/HS044

Please do mention us if you sign up for one and then let us know how it was

GS Reporter: Monts

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