Letter: Hackney can do better

In your breakdown of the top 20 subjects in adult education ("New language, new curtains, new lover", 15 September), where are the sciences? It is generally accepted that as a society we are scientifically illiterate and it is a shame that adult education classes are not addressing this problem.

In my own area, I can find only one subject with a scientific foundation (astronomy) while "pseudo-sciences" and "new wave" subjects such as reflexology and aromatherapy are two-a-penny.

Dennis C Spicer

London W14