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August 2020

PICTURESQUE, ROMANTIC AND GOTHIC LAKELAND

August 30th at 18:30 to September 4th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 30 Aug - 9:00 Fri 4 Sep 2020 Picturesque, Romantic, Gothic: terms favoured by C18th writers, artists, architects and travel companies to describe the Lake District. Explore through illustrated lectures, fullday and half-day tours (in our minibus, some walking involved) through the best of the Lakeland scenery. With visits including Lowther Castle, Dove Cottage, Ullswater, Borrowdale and Buttermere. Dr. Geoff Doel with Fran Doel, MA (Kent www.highamhall.com/geoff-fran-doel) Residential: £535 Non-residential: £369 (inc. Trips, Lunches; excludes coffee stops)

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September 2020

THE HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

September 1st at 18:30 to September 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Tue 1 Sep - 13:30 Fri 4 Sep 2020 There were eight famous Hollywood studios which were collectively termed The Dream Factory. How did they begin? How did they manufacture those dreams so successfully for so long? And why can we no longer tell a Warner Brothers film from an MGM film? Three features, eight studios and eight lectures will reveal all... Dr. Colin Shindler (London www.highamhall.com/colin-shindler) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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HEALTH AND MEDICINE IN BRITAIN SINCE 1700 – A HISTORICAL JOURNEY

September 11th at 18:30 to September 13th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 11 Sep - 13:30 Sun 13 Sep 2020 A journey of real discovery, pioneering instincts, technology, political will and great educational progress. Reflect upon the beginnings of nursing, C18/19th surgery, care in the industrial revolution, reforms, the impact of war and the philosophies surrounding the NHS, established 1948. An important hallmark of modern day society. Michael Dimambro (Co, Durham www.highamhall.com/michael-dimambro) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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REIVERS TO WEAVERS – VISITING THE BORDERS

September 13th at 18:30 to September 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 13 Sep - 13:30 Wed 16 Sep 2020 *NEW* A journey through time visiting less well known heritage sites around our Border Lands. Medieval dwellings fortified against attack from Scottish raiders and the infamous Reivers; wild moorland scenery; wooded river valleys with a forgotten industrial past. A mix of indoor and outdoor venues, some off-road walks, so dress for weather, walking and full-day minibus excursions. Fiona Stoddart (Solway Connections www.highamhall.com/fiona-stoddart) Residential: £375 Non-residential: £274 (inc. Field Trips and…

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HERE AND THERE: A BRITISH HISTORY OF INDIAN ARCHITECTURE

September 18th at 18:30 to September 20th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 18 Sep - 13:30 Sun 20 Sep 2020 The architecture of India, from the Taj Mahal to the bungalow is simultaneously exotic, and entirely familiar. Trace the story of Indian architecture not just through India itself, but through the relationships the British have had with it over time - in temples and palaces, railway stations and clubs, and Alhambras both here, and there. Edward Hollis (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/edward-hollis) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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A HISTORY OF NATIONS AND PEOPLES: NORTH AMERICA

September 20th at 18:30 to September 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 20 Sep - 13:30 Tue 22 Sep 2020 From the days of the Pilgrim Fathers, to the War of Independence, to the settlement of lands west of the Mississippi, the story of the USA and Canada is a powerful and dramatic narrative about people seeking a new life and creating two new nations. Dr. David Baker (E. Sussex www.highamhall.com/david-baker) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 A companion to David's GERMANY course: attend both, get FREE B&B (Dinner bookable separately) for…

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A HISTORY OF NATIONS AND PEOPLES: GERMANY

September 23rd at 18:30 to September 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Wed 23 Sep - 13:30 Fri 25 Sep 2020 From tribal Communities opposed by Rome but celebrated by Tacitus, to confederation of States uniting as a single Nation, Germany's story is irrevocably linked to the fate and fortunes of European countries across centuries. Dr. David Baker (E. Sussex www.highamhall.com/david-baker) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 A companion to David's US course: attend both, get FREE B&B (Dinner bookable separately) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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THE GOTHIC REVIVAL IN BRITAIN

September 25th at 18:30 to September 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 25 Sep - 13:30 Sun 27 Sep 2020 Why did people in the C19th and early C20th put up buildings which looked as if they had been built in the C14th? Explore one the most influential movements in British architectural history. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 SIR EDWIN LUTYENS follows.

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SIR EDWIN LUTYENS – ARCHITECT IN CONTEXT

September 27th at 18:30 to September 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 27 Sep - 13:30 Tue 29 Sep 2020 From country houses to the Cenotaph in Whitehall, from churches to the Viceroy's House in New Delhi, Lutyens dominated architecture in Britian in the early C20th. Explore his varied achievements. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) and Mrs. Vanessa Lacey Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 THE GOTHIC REVIVAL precedes.

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