Once again this past week we’ve been busy scanning across the internet to find the latest information and Open University courses. This week we take a stroll around working class gardens, catch up with two mature students who have completed degrees through the OU and improving safety at the Islamic Hajj. So if there’s a free course or bit of news on the agenda then hopefully we will pick it up and stick it on the next Open University news.
The Working Class garden. Thinking Allowed ranges across the history of gardening amongst the lower classes – the role of women, and how programmes like Ground Force threw working class traditions out to make way for all that decking.
TWO mature students from South Devon are celebrating after graduating from the Open University. Patrick McCormack, from Paignton, and Caroline Kendall, from Brixham, both gained their degrees at a day of delight and celebration in Exeter. Patrick decided to study with the Open University when he retired from work at the age of 67 as he had an ambition to acquire a degree, while Caroline wanted to prove to herself she could obtain a degree having first started at University 37 years ago.
The accident at this year’s Hajj is a reminder of the tensions between the devout and the consumerist being played out at the pilgrimage.
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