The English Garden

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If these months at home have given you time to explore new interests or pointed towards a different way of life, a course could go a long way towards expanding your horizons. Fortunately, there is no shortage of subjects and places to study, whether you’re embarking on a new career path through a well-known institution or deepening your knowledge with a workshop offered by individuals with particular expertise in a subject.

Aside from expanding a skillset, taking a course with friends will cement existing bonds. Embarked upon independently, it is a chance to add to a friendship group. There is nothing quite like immersing yourself deeply in a subject with strangers for a time for helping you step out of your comfort zone in the best possible way.

While courses were available online before the pandemic, many more are now offered through digital platforms. In these

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