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Run in association with Goldsmiths' College, these form part of the Open Museum programme and can give access to degree study. "Merchants and mariners: sea trade 1750-1850" will be held Tuesday mornings, January 31-March 21 and "The hundred parishes of Blackheath" Wednesday mornings, February 1-March 22. Fee: Pounds 30 or Pounds 6 per session. Saturday courses include: "The Royal Navy and the West Indies" on April 1 and "The Victorians afloat": 19th-century river steamers" on February 18. Fee: Pounds 25 each. Details: Suzanne Testa, 0181 858 4422.



Why was November so mild? What is a Rossby Wave? Is climate change taking place? Teachers of key stage 3 geography and science can find out at the Meteorological Office College, Shinfield Park, Reading. The course includes: observing, recording and charting the weather; weather patterns - high and low pressure systems; satellite and radar data; and climatology over the UK. Fee: Pounds 80 including resource pack. Details: 0344 854802.

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