Monday, March 09, 2015

Never stop learning

I'm an autodidact (my whole family is, really), but I don't like to have to take exams, write papers, or attend classes in the evenings...or, heck, even leave the house. My favorite ways to learn are by reading - of course - and by watching The Great Courses lecture series.

Unfortunately, as good as our library is, it doesn't have most of the courses that we want. Here are all the classes that we have:

some of those on the left hand end are free DVDs from Howard Hughes Medical Institute
I recommend nearly all of the classes, in particular the ones about physics (classical, quantum and particle) by Sean Carroll, Richard Wolfson, and Benjamin Schumacher, "Understanding the Human Body" by Anthony Goodman, and "The Fall and Rise of China" by Richard Baum.

Have you ever watched The Great Courses DVDs before? If so, which one(s)?

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams