It’s Boxing Day and you have munched enough chocolate, pudding, and turkey to sustain you for another twelve months; however, there is always room for another course.
If you are bored on Boxing Day and there isn’t anything of interest on TV – even though you have 846 channels – then dine on the OpenLearn Taster Menu.
Appetiser – Beginners’ Spanish: food and drink
Whet your appetite and improve your language skills with this six-hour course on Spanish. Learn basic vocabulary relating to food and drink, including buying and ordering in a restaurant; take part in simple exchanges when buying food in the shops or at the market in Hispanic cultures; and gain an understanding of culinary customs.
Starter – Writing what you know
You are ready for the starter. This course is for the author in you; it will develop your perception of the world around you and enable you to see the familiar things in everyday life in a new light. You will also learn how authors use their own personal histories to form the basis of their work.
Main – Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control
For those diners already focusing on their New Year's Resolutions, this course examines the importance of nutrition in physical activity, sport and weight management. You will be introduced to the role that physical activity has alongside nutrition in controlling body weight , and also the importance of pre-exercise and post-exercise nutrition and hydration.
Dessert – Factors that influence health: an introduction
For dessert, we are offering you the healthy option. An opportunity to learn about the factors that influence your health and well-being. This course challenges you to focus on education, environment, income, job prospects, and social circles as negative and positive determinants of our health.
Cheeseboard – Galaxies, stars and planets
Your delicious five-course Boxing Day meal concludes with an eight-hour course. This is your personal guide to galaxies, stars and planets, including scale of the universe from the very large to the very small; orbits and gravity; the Solar System; the Sun and other stars; galaxies; and the composition of astronomical objects.