Thomas is a zoologist who has studied spiders, insects and worms for more than 15 years in both temperate and tropical climates. In addition to his teaching for OUDCE, he is a lecturer in biological sciences at St. Anne's College.
An overview of what cancer is and why the disease has proved so difficult to treat; discover why each patient's disease is different and how imaging helps tailor treatment to the individual, while understanding how radiotherapy and clinical trials work.
With increased human activity, travel and trade, comes an increase in the spread of non-native species and wildlife diseases. What impact do they have on global biodiversity? How can we conserve wildlife in such dynamic times?
Nature supports an impressive diversity of animal species. Learn how these are grouped in an evolutionary framework and explore fascinating physiological, morphological and behavoiural adaptations across the animal kingdom.
Why do animals behave the way they do? In this course we will look at the full range of behaviours found in the animal kingdom, from simple escape behaviours to complex tool use and their evolution.
Do genes have an artistic pattern? We address some of the beautiful structures of genes in their 3D shapes and how they translate into function. We first introduce basics about genes then look at a gallery of different genes and their functions.
Join us for a multidisciplinary day in praise of the beech and the birch: as habitat, in legend and history, in practical use, as characters in poetry and prose. Join us for shingles, love tokens, orchids, witches' brooms, chairs, Robbie Burns and more.
Biodiversity is at risk across the world including in highly industrialised countries such as the UK. Here we will explore how to determine biodiversity and how to mitigate risks through a mixture of field-based and class sessions.
A five week, tutor-led data analysis course taken entirely online. The course introduces you to the use of QED Statistics and R software.