On this page you will find find

Politics & Philosophy Local Adult Education Links

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University of the Third Age
Learning resources, forthcoming events and details of this voluntary organisation for retired and semi-retired people. No qualifications required or awarded.
Open University
For first class undergraduate and postgraduate courses in UK and all over the world. Now rather expensive - but financial help available (especially to non-graduates).
Poole Universty of the Third Age
This website gives a good idea of the wide range of Poole U3A activities.
Free On-line Philosophy Courses
This is a list of free on-line philosophy course on the openculture web site which also has many other educational on-line resources in Politics, Philosophy & other subjects.
Bournemouth U3A
Bournemouth U3A has two Philosophy groups in 2019/20. Other local U3A groups are also to be found in Dorset (e.g. Wimborne).
Oxford University Continuing Education
Currently (August 2019) 80 Philosophy offerings, 30 on-line, but now only 7 Politics offerings.
Southampton University Lifelong Learning
Southampton's Lifelong Learning Programme is on a limited scale - but has some interesting offerings including the Philosophy Cafe and Politics Study Days. You can also take a first degree in Philosophy or Philosophy & English on a part-time basis. The Philosophy Department hosts a series of open seminars sponsored by the Royal Institute of Philosophy - but these are often quite technical.
Bournemouth University
The Media School has an innovative full time undergraduate course in Politics with emphasis on modern media, and postgraduate courses on Political Psychology and International Political Communications.At first degree level Politics can also be combined with Law or Economics. There are is no Philosophy or Extra-Mural Department - but the Annual Festival of Learning is worth investigating.
WEA
The WEA (the Workers Educational Association) is an excellent provider of part-time short non-examination educational courses for all adults. However no Politics or Philosophy courses are planned in 2019/20 for the local area - unless you count Winchester or Exeter!
Bournemouth & Poole College
In 2019/20 there are no Philosophy courses but 'A' level Politics is available.
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LECTURE SERIES


UNIT TITLE

COURSE / ORGANISATION

YEARS

Basic Politics
U3A Poole
2011-13
Political Philosophy Introduction
WEA, Bournemouth
2011
Political & Economic Analysis
BA Public Relations Year II Bournemouth University (BU)
2004-6
Inf. Sy. / Tech. Business Context
Business Information Systems Management Year I BU
2002-6
Public Relations Environment
BAPR II BU
2000-4
British Government in Perspective
Life Long Learning, BU
2002-3
European Union
BA Business Studies II BU
2002-3
European Unity in Context
WEA Bournemouth
2002
European Unity in Context
WEA Ferndown
2002
Political & Economic Analysis
BAPR I BU
2000-3
Business Systems & Operations
BISM II BU
1998-2003
Public Sector Management
BABS PT III BU
1997-2003
Aspects of Government
WEA Ferndown
1998, 2000
Effective Inf. Sys. Executive
MA ISM BU
1998-2002
Public Policy & Administration
BA II Politics Exeter University
1997
Comparative Politics
Ife University Nigeria, London External, Bournemouth Polytechnic, D231 Open University
1964-85
USA Politics
Ife University; London External, Bournemouth Polytechnic
1964-91
Nigerian / Third World Politics
Ife University & Bournemouth Poly
1964-7; 1985-8
Introduction to Politics
Exeter University, Ife University, Dorset Institute, Bournemouth Poly
1963-86
D100, D101, D102, Social Sciences
Open University
1971-80
D 203, Decision Making in Britain
Open University
1972-80


GUEST LECTURES


TOPIC

ORGANISATION

DATE

RESOURCES FOR PHILOSOPHY GROUPS
U3A PHILOSOPHY GROUP LEADERS CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 2012
AFRICAN THOUGHT/ PHILOSOPHY

U3A  BOURNEMOUTH PHILOSOPHY WORKSHOP

NOVEMBER 2010

POLITICS, POLITICAL THEORY, PHILOSOPHY

U3A  BOURNEMOUTH PHILOSOPHY WORKSHOP

OCTOBER 2009

ANARCHISM

U3A BOURNEMOUTH PHILOSOPHY CLASS

FEBRUARY 2008

EUROPEAN POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS

RINGWOOD EUROPEAN SOCIETY

FEBRUARY 2002

EUROPE: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE

CHRISTCHURCH SOROPTOMISTS

FEBRUARY 2001

NIGERIA

BADEN POWELL & ST. PETER'S MIDDLE SCHOOL

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POLITICS COURSES IN HIGHER EDUCATION

PSA CAREER ADVISERS CONFERENCE

JULY 1983

POLITICS COURSES IN HIGHER EDUCATION

CORNWALL CAREEERS CONFERENCE

APRIL 1981

News

10 Articles

General

One page on the site deals with the book I am working on at present. This is a book on Ethics and Politics in a Secular age. Your comments would be very welcome!

A newish page commemorates the life of Sue Tansey. A fairly recent page is about Free Attractions in Dorset. Please let me have any suggestion for further content.

Philosophy

Details of U3A Poole Philosophy Workshop classes are on this site. The schedule is subject to amendment and is not infrequently revised. Please check on this site to ensure you have the latest version. NOTE Change of venue for 13 November.

Politics

Politics

A Turkish Edition of Politics the Basics (5th. ed.) is to be published by Utopya Yayinevi.

A Portuguese translation of Politics: the Basics has now been published in Brazil as Polίtica, Editora Saraiva, Sao Paulo, 1st Brazilian ed., 2016.

 

The Fifth Edition of Politics: the Basics was published by Routledge in September  2014.

Nigel has updated the book and has made some interesting innovations.

If you run a class which might use the book, let us know using the feedback button on this site and we will arrange to send you a free inspection copy.

The fourth edition of Politics: the Basics has been published in  Arabic by the Arab Network for Publishing and Research based in Beirut, Lebanon.

Politics: The Basics, 4th Edition is to be translated by Jiangsu People's Publishing Ltd into Chinese (simplified) for distribution in Mainland China.
Conservative MP Steve Baker puts Politics: the Basics first on his recommended reading list for newcomers to the Conservative Candidates List.

"Politics, Political Theory, Political Philosophy" Thinking Philosophy (U3A Philosophy Network), Summer 2010, 11-14

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