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April 2018

CRUSADES AND TEMPLARS

April 22nd at 18:30 to April 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The concepts of Crusading and the iconic Knights Templar give fascinating insights into Medieval attitudes to the idea of 'Holy War', also to older established notions of Pilgrimage and Veneration of holy sites and relics. Includes minibus visits to Temple Sowerby, Acorn Bank and St John€'s in the Vale. Dr. Geoff Doel with Fran Doel, MA (Kent www.highamhall.com/geoff-fran-doel) Residential: £364 Non-residential: £266 inc. Trips & admissions

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BOTANICAL ART USING COLOURED PENCIL: SPRING

April 22nd at 18:30 to April 27th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Inspired by fresh plant forms unfurling, create a record of your favourite subjects. Beginners or experienced, at your own pace, individual attention to suit in a relaxed atmosphere with technique demos. Try a variety of papers and many types of coloured pencils. Includes optional visit to Beatrix Potter's Hill Top! Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £480 Non-residential: £319 inc. optional Field Trip and admissions

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May 2018

GEOLOGY OF THE LAKES: AN INTRODUCTION

May 4th at 18:30 to May 6th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Ever wondered why the topography and scenery of the Lake District varies so much from the rolling foothills of Kendal to the jagged peaks of the Central Fells, to Skiddaw's majestic yet rounded mountain scenery in the north? Find out when you travel through almost 500 million years of geological history - a story of the closure of ancient oceans, volcanoes, Himalayan-scale mountain ranges, tropical seas, swamps, deserts & ice ages. Includes a field trip out on Sunday with some…

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TAKE THE TERROR OUT OF SPEAKING IN FRONT OF OTHERS

May 8th at 18:30 to May 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* At the thought of speaking in public, most get butterflies - get them to fly in formation. Practical and participative, build confidence and skills to develop and deliver an interesting speech. Plenty of practice, friendly and supportive, with constructive feedback and strategies on how to improve. Ideal for both career or hobby. Come, conquer your fears! Whatever you wish to use your new-found confidence on, you will feel more empowered and capable. NEW TUTOR: Lindsay Dutch (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/lindsay-dutch) Residential:…

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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ART

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

*NEW* Over 3000 yrs, the ancient Egyptians created a range of Art immediately recognisable today. Explore how they were created, how they functioned in context, and why they are so distinctive. NEW TUTOR: Dr. Campbell Price (Manchester www.highamhall.com/campbell-price) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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ANOTHER JOURNEY INTO CUMBRIA’S PAST … WITH TEA

May 13th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Another fresh set of rare cine films bringing Cumbria's fascinating past to life. Much material has never been seen before. Complemented by atmospheric old photographs, enjoy a unique experience and soak up the nostalgia of the county over the decades. Andrew Leitch & Jim Bownass (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/andrew-leitch-jim-bownass) £16 including refreshments

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT) – SPRING

May 21st at 18:30 to May 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Spring is such an abundant season so join expert Louise on an intimate tour of gardens not normally open to the public. Take inspiration and meet gardeners, viewing behind the gates, walls and hedges of some of Cumbria€™s hidden horticultural gems. LIMITED NUMBER Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £458 Non-residential: £331 inc. Admissions & Field Trips in the Higham minibus We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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KNOW YOUR TREES AND WOODLAND (3 NIGHT)

May 25th at 18:30 to May 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*EXTENDED* Some gentle level walking through woods to collect specimens and identify trees in leaf. Learn about trees and their ecosystem, guided by a respected, patient expert in one of the most stunning areas of our country. Paul Nichol (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £334 Non-residential: £236 inc. Field Trips

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (2 NIGHT)

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

Visit some of Cumbia's best kept horticultural secrets from the grandeur of country estates to the charm of cottage gardens. Be inspired behind the gates, walls and hedges and take away ideas from their creators and curators. A shortened version of Louise's other Garden Visit courses. Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184 inc. Field Trip on the Higham minibus. We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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June 2018

LAKELAND BIRDS

June 3rd at 18:30 to June 8th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The Lake District has few equals for all-round bird watching. Find early summer residents and visitors, and, both in- and out-doors, explore habitats from upland fells to rivers, lakes and coast. Comfortable pace, ideal for learning to recognise birds by both sight and sound. Reasonable walking required (Level 2). Repeated 10-15 Jun. Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £495 Non-residential: £335 inc. Field Trips

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