Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Education in the UK, any guidance? - Not Elderhostel or similar
Old 08-04-2010, 12:12 PM   #1
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
dex's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 5,094
Education in the UK, any guidance? - Not Elderhostel or similar

Here is what I would like to do. Go to a college/university outside or inside London to take one (maybe two) course (history, astronomy?) for a semester. The time period would be a course starting this Jan/Feb or in the fall of next year.

I'm not really interested in the Elderhostel ideas yet.

Does anyone have any experience in doing this? Or can you point me in the right direction? I can find the catalogs for UK schools.

I've lived in London and know getting enough sunlight will be a challenge. I'm thinking I need something that will challenge my mind, afford me the opportunity to meet people, and a new environment. I will also be looking at schools in my area to see what they have to offer.

Sometimes death is not as tragic as not knowing how to live. This man knew how to live--and how to make others glad they were living. - Jack Benny at Nat King Cole's funeral
dex is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-04-2010, 07:27 PM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Purron's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,585
No experience here Dex. I did live in London for a number of years when I was young and love it still. In fact, I was born in England when my family was stationed there and later became a naturalized American citizen.

My only experience with the educational system there was with through my friends. I attended an American school serving military, government, and corporate families stationed in the UK.

I bring this up to share my love and familiarity with England, particularly London. This being said, I don't know I'd look to go there to seek educational opportunities and, perhaps, a new path and perspective on my life. Not that the schools aren't great there - I'm sure they are. I simply believe you may be just as likely to find the experience you're looking for much closer to home.

I purr therefore I am.
Purron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2010, 11:52 AM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
DangerMouse's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Silicon Valley
Posts: 1,812
Alan is probably your best help on this one. Not sure how expensive the fees would be. If I had the choice I would probably aim for somewhere like Cambridge. It's a wonderful place to be, likes of bikes and bike paths.

I be a girl, he's a boy. Think I maybe FIRED since July 08. Mid 40s, no kidlets. Actually am totally clueless as to what is going on with DH.
DangerMouse is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Elderhostel is now Exploritas mickeyd Other topics 14 09-26-2009 06:49 PM
Elderhostel mickeyd Other topics 6 12-09-2008 02:20 PM
Are we in a similar 1932-37 period? Orchidflower FIRE and Money 37 01-24-2008 12:25 PM
Elderhostel Moemg Travel Information 12 10-12-2007 03:43 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:57 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.