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"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science." - Albert Einstein

Information at a Glance

  • Evening Class
  • Tuesdays 18:00 - 20:00
  • 10 weeks: January to March
  • Fees from £105
  • Tutor: TBA
  • Location: Imperial College, South Kensington Campus
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The universe is an amazing place. It is vaster than it is possible to measure, stranger and more magical than any science fiction or fantasy, more beautiful than any art, and far more complex than can ever be imagined. Studying the universe – studying science – whether that is on the grandest scales of cosmology, the smallest scales of quantum physics and subatomic chemistry, or the beautiful complexity of life, is to set yourself on the path to an adventure that will stay with you forever.

This course, Introduction to Science, aims to give you just a taste for that adventure, as we travel through the entirety of scientific understanding (or at least as much as we can fit in). Starting with the very first moments of creation, we will journey through physics to explore what is known about how the universe works; we will witness the creation of the earth, the evolution of life, learn about genetics, explore how humans are able to live and thrive amidst the challenges of nature, and how we are changing that nature, and the implications of this. We will explore the technology all around us, and the everyday implications that this has for how we live; and then we will plunge into the future and look at some of the exciting developments that will affect us in the next few years.

Each week we will explore a new topic, as well as discussing the science that is going on in the world around us. If you have ever wanted to learn more about the science and the way everything works, join us for what promises to be an exciting ride!

No prior knowledge of science is required, just an inquisitive mind!

Course Information

Course Programme

Programme will be forthcoming.

Additional Reading and Credit Information

There is no compulsory reading required for this course, and there is no set course text.

No academic credits are available for this course. An attendance certificate is issued only to those who attend at least 80% of the taught sessions.

About Your Tutor

Information will be forthcoming

Any Questions?

Questions regarding the content and teaching of the above course should be sent to the Programme Manager for Evening Classes, Dr Michael Paraskos, at m.paraskos@imperial.ac.uk