Welcome to Older than the Hills!

This is your path to understanding the world around you, and how it came to be. I offer a wide range of courses and classes introducing you to most aspects of the natural world, with a particular focus on modern insects, geology and the fossil record. Classes consist of friendly, flexible, small-group tuition in Llandrindod Wells, in the idyllic heart of Mid Wales.  The town is surrounded by ancient hills, and the far older remains that can be found within them...

I cater for all levels of experience and interest, from complete beginners to postgraduates wanting to better understand my specialist areas. The classes range from one hour sessions up to full day events, and ten-week courses, combining to cover almost any aspect of natural history. In addition to a wide range of options on offer, bespoke classes in particular areas you're interested in can also be arranged. 

All tuition is by Dr. Joe Botting, an internationally respected palaeontologist, and general naturalist. The classes are enhanced by extensive teaching collections, microscopes, and a large reference library.  Please use the menu at right to explore some of what I can offer you, and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.