One of my secret hopes when launching the beginner’s courses was that it would attract a varied gang. I am delighted to be able to write that the early indications are very promising. Those walking away with a certificate already include a submariner and Royal Navy officer as well as a brace of desert-crossers, holidaymakers, engineers and writers.
This really adds to the day as everyone’s varying backgrounds and experiences allow them to offer fresh perspectives on new and familiar territory. It also means that the learning never stops for me too. On the course last Saturday I learnt something new about archaeoastronomy and the ancient observatory at Chichen Itza in Mexico and found out about the Geochron clock, which shows in real time the areas of earth that are in light and dark.