One of the most joyous acivities for me is wandering around an attractive city – taking in the architecture of the older buildings. On a recent jaunt, my companion and I spent much time walking as briskly as it is possible to do, taking in the sights and sounds of some very familiar places from previous eras in our lives. For the one, there was the revisiting old university haunts – I happily accompanied her round the blocks of study rooms. This reminded me of how much time was spent there, learning so much to make a lifetime’s career – seeing a small representative group of today’s students taking the same steps, and hopefully enjoying the experience, with it’s highs and lows. The same kind of course can now be attended online – with practical demonstrations at a college location when necessary. This could be the salvation for many students who learn better in their own familiar environment.