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#1 Norway

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 10:44

Has anyone else started a new activity or evening class due to being envious of students starting their courses in September?

 

I've bought a 2nd hand ecology book and am having great fun reading about Galapagos finches. :)


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#2 Vicky Violin

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 11:10

I had planned to start an evening class but am working away a lot at the moment so unfortunately not practical.  It seems if you can't start in September, it's easy to miss the boat with these things and then have to wait another year.  There's an online course I want to do which can be started anytime.  I planned to sign up in September but I haven't even managed to do that as I'm finding it hard to find time around work.

 

(Buys ticket for Euromillions…. :fingersCrossed: )

 

Enjoy your finches...I know I haven't got the energy/willpower to work through stuff on my own at the moment.  I need the structure of a course.


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 11:18

My only other option was a £27K degree course at my county agricultural college, so the £18 2nd hand book (which would have been £40 new) seemed like a good deal! And I can easily fit it round the other things I'm doing. That and playing orchestral parts with the Berlin Phil (on CD!) - also free and flexible with no traveling involved! :)


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#4 Misterioso

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 11:19

Not due to new academic year envy, but I've just started Tai Chi. I'm learning weird things like "Single Whip" and "Flying Oblique". It's a good workout for the mind as much as the body!

 

Enjoy your virtual tour of the Galapagos bird life!


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#5 Aeolienne

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 11:22

I've joined a post-beginners' Italian course because it's dirt cheap (£45 for 10 classes) and to see how much I can remember. Too bad the level is so basic - they haven't covered the past tense yet.


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#6 Vicky Violin

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 11:22

Ah yes - sorry I forget that not everyone lives in London with loads of evening classes on the doorstep  :blush:


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 11:29

The teacher has not noticed yet that I have an Italian surname, but then she's Maltese.  :unsure:


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#8 Gordon Shumway

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 12:08

Urgh, no, I spent 11 years with the OU (&UCL). Glad to see the back of it.

Having said that, if the fees were what they were 20 years ago, you might see me studying Social Sciences.


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 12:14

Again not new but I started a fresh year of piano lessons two weeks ago. Actually i think this might be my sixteenth year with this teacher so does this mean I have reached degree level ? :unsure: Probably not but still happy to go on learning.


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#10 Gordon Shumway

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 12:31

A lot of local orchestras are starting up about now, as they use school premises, so that's quite enough for me.


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#11 Maizie

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 13:04

Having in June finished my 20th year / 19th module / 2nd degree with the OU, 1st October is the start of an MSc in epidemiology with the University of London distance system..all a bit eeeeeek!


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 13:28

Domestic and geographical situations make it impossible but I have just bought a new garden table with benches attached (motor way picnic style) and I am full of good resolutions about sitting there regularly and reading some of the books I have not yet found time to read.


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Posted 27 September 2019 - 17:33

I've started a Pilates course and am enjoying it so far. Also I am a teacher so all my courses are starting too!


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