Once upon a time, long long ago, Essex county council started running these little curriculum extension courses. Eventually they started opening up some of them to people from outside Essex, so I got to go too. I went with one of my friends from school, Peter Hall, to the summer course in 1993 (I think) at Hockerell school in Bishop's Stortford.
I really enjoyed myself there and met a lot of really nice peopleł some of whom I am still in contact with at university. The courses were both interesting and challenging, with teachers who were fun and knew what they were talking about. The main thing was that we had a week in which we had very little sleep and were busy almost all the time, with very interesting people. Night hikes were fun, everything was fun.
I run a group of mailing lists for people who have been on the courses, there is no compulsion to join, but it is good to keep in touch.
gift - For general announcements. The idea is that this is a low traffic list for people to keep in touch via. Appears to be really low traffic at the moment.
gift-j - The junk list, for the more prolific emailers amongst us to create in-jokes and talk for ages. This leads to fun and better keeping in touch.
ox-gift - A slightly more specific list, designed for people in Oxford to plan meeting each other, and group trips to other meets, but there appear to be some non-Oxford people on it. This is a very quiet list
To subscribe to any of these lists, click on the name of the list. Then fill in the form. If this really is above you, then you can email me dave (at) earth.li and plead with me to put you on a list.
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I have some photos from the first two summer courses at the Croft. These will be here soon. If anyone else has any photos, particularly group photos from the end of courses, would they be able to scan them and send them to me, or if you cant scan them, email me and we might be able to work something out.
This may not be the case, it looks like it may end up as a password protected list of thumbnails and some automated way of getting hold of them. Anyway, sharing of photos is to be encouraged, this is why god invented digital data.
And here is the link to the private area containing the photos Bethan took of our visit in summer 2001 (I think).
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