Welcome to “The Alston Curve”

Alston Hall was, until the beginning of last year, a sister college to Higham based in the Ribble Valley in Lancashire. We shared many tutors and, indeed, students, and strived to be true to the same aims of lifelong learning, at one time both being part of the, now defunct, Adult Residential College’s Association (ARCA). 

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Calendar Boy

In the interests of equality, following our notification of Frances Winder’s Calendar being available for sale, we also have had our annual delivery from our Birdwatching and Wildlife Photography Tutor Keith Offord of his ‘Wild Insights’, which is FREE due to the fact he uses it to plug the courses he offers both at Higham 

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OUR CIVIC DUTY

A recent phone call from someone’s erstwhile other half gave a little smile and suggested a good plot for a sitcom. The conversation went something like this: OFFICE PHONE RINGS “Good afternoon, Higham Hall.” “Oh, hello. Strange request but I’m looking for my wife, I’m hpping she might be there.” At this point, it was 

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Peers

It is common in the education world to talk of ‘peers’. For younger people, perhaps because of their physical size, it is easier to classify peer groups. Babies and toddlers are two distinct groups, as are nursery, infants and juniors. Once the secondary phase education is reached, divisions tend to be associated with a hierarchy 

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