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Bath Spa University allows public to sit-in on lectures

Graduate students
Lectures include:
Evolution and natural selection
Jack the Ripper and prostitution in late 19th Century London

A university in Bath is opening its doors to the public in a bid to give them a taste of university life.

For the first time ever, Bath Spa University is letting people sit-in on undergraduate lectures.

The open learning week, from 14 to 18 February, involves more than 30 lectures on subjects ranging from history to philosophy, drama to food.

Visitors on the scheme can take part in as many lectures as they like.

Places on the lectures are limited, with online booking available on the university's website.

Tessa Alton from the university said: "We hope a lot of people in and around Bath will be interested in seeing what goes on at the university in a normal working week.

"It would be particularly good to see visitors who have never been to university, but perhaps have children or grandchildren who are students now.

"Or perhaps people who went to university themselves, but some time ago, and are curious to see how things have changed."

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