‘The Seasons of the Year’- OU lecture tour across the South of England

‘The Seasons of the Year’- OU lecture tour across the South of England - UK and Ireland : The Open University is staging public lectures in towns and cities across the South of England in May and June. Designed to appeal to those with an interest in wildlife, the environment or science, The Seasons of the Year lecture will be delivered at 8 lo

The Open University is staging public lectures in towns and cities across the South of England in May and June. Designed to appeal to those with an interest in wildlife, the environment or science, The Seasons of the Year lecture will be delivered at 8 locations: Bath, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Chelmsford, Crawley, Reading and Winchester (schedule of dates below).

This lecture by Dr David Robinson, the academic adviser on the OU/BBC series The Great British Year, explores the fascinating adaptations to the changing seasons that can be observed in the wildlife around us. The photos and videos in this highly illustrated talk will encourage the audience to go out and look at the animals and plants around them and consider how they cope with the ever-changing environment in which they live.

They will also be introduced to iSpot, the OU’s social networking website around nature, and hear how they can join the community, post their nature observations and get help identifying what they have seen.

The lectures are free but tickets need to be booked in advance. Further details can be found at: www.open.ac.uk/events.

The dates and locations are:

  • Friday 16 May Cambridge
  • Thursday 22 May Bristol
  • Friday 23 May Bath
  • Thursday 29 May Canterbury
  • Tuesday 3 June Winchester
  • Thursday 5 June Crawley
  • Monday 9 June Reading
  • Wednesday 11 June Chelmsford

Kelly Cole, Marketing Manager at The Open University in the East of England where the first lecture will be given, commented “Following the success of The Great British Year series, we wanted to offer the opportunity for anyone who is interested to find out more about British countryside. As the UK’s largest university, The Open University has a wealth of academic expertise to share and we are hoping that this initiative will enable us to do that.”

There will also be an opportunity to find out more about the courses available from the OU and to talk to a tutor before and after the lecture.

15 May 2014
Janice A