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September 2020

HERE AND THERE: A BRITISH HISTORY OF INDIAN ARCHITECTURE

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 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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October 2020

SOLWAY FIELD TRIPS: SHORTER WALKS

October 11th at 13:30 to October 14th at 18:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A journey through time visiting less well known heritage sites on the Cumbrian Solway coastal plains. See ancient places of worship, once thriving seaports, forgotten estuary crossings. Explore the sweeping Solway coastline and abundant wildlife habitats. Hear Solway stories. A mix of indoor and outdoor venues with short off-road walks so dress for weather and walking. (Longer Walks version is in Apr) Fiona Stoddart (Solway Connections www.highamhall.com/fiona-stoddart) Residential: £365 Non-residential: £264 inc. Field Trips and any lunches out.

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IN THE TRACKS OF HADRIAN’S WALL

October 16th at 18:30 to October 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Enjoy fascinating and revealing lectures and guided walks with Bruce to Roman-related sites. Includes a one-way walk of a section of Hadrian's Wall - outdoor gear and energy required! Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £375 Non-residential: £274 (inc. Field Trips and lunches out)

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SOLWAY FIELD TRIPS: SHORTER WALKS

October 20th at 18:30 to October 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A journey through time visiting less well known heritage sites on the Cumbrian Solway coastal plains. See ancient places of worship, once thriving seaports, forgotten estuary crossings. Explore the sweeping Solway coastline and abundant wildlife habitats. Hear Solway stories. A mix of indoor and outdoor venues with short off-road walks so dress for weather and walking. (Longer Walks version is in Apr) Fiona Stoddart (Solway Connections www.highamhall.com/fiona-stoddart) Residential: £365 Non-residential: £264 inc. Field Trips and any lunches out.

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THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE AND ITS CONSEQUENCES

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

Superficially, the art of the Renaissance may seem old hat but it remains endlessly fascinating and continues to provide new insights. This course will range over many aspects and consider the impact of the phenomenon in a wider European context. Wayne Bennett (Dorset www.highamhall.com/wayne-bennett) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 Preceded by Wayne's PERFORMANCE ART course.

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November 2020

LOST CUMBRIA ON FILM

November 1st at 14:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We will be travelling back in time for a nostalgic trip into the past all over the county with the Cumbria Film Archive. A unique afternoon of entertainment enjoying genuinely rare and unique footage - always fascinating and always something new. Andrew Leitch & Jim Bownass (Cumbria -www.highamhall.com/andrew-leitch-jim-bownass) £12 each including refreshments  

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TALK & LUNCH: THE FIELD OF CLOTH OF GOLD

November 3rd at 11:00 to 12:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A 500th Anniversary Talk - In 1520 Henry VIII and Francis 1 met to ratify an Anglo-French alliance and the betrothal of Princess Mary to the French Dauphin. An entourage of 6,000 each descended on a field near Calais for 18 days to display the skill and splendour of each King and country. Jo Mabbutt will tell you how the English achieved this spectacular event. Jo Mabbutt (Surrey www.highamhall.com/jo-mabbutt) Special Event: £22 inc. Lunch

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THE ICE AGE AND ITS AFTERMATH IN LAKELAND

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

Geological trips with some rough, possibly muddy, footpaths and a little elevation close to the road with evening lectures. View glacial landforms and features that have formed since the ice disappeared (screes, landslides, river terraces and floodplains, with landscape changes still happening today. Suitable for all - prepare for walking and weather. Dr. Peter Wilson (Ulster www.highamhall.com/peter-wilson) Residential: £345 Non-residential: £244 (inc. Field Trips)

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THE BRONZE AND IRON AGES:

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

We start with Homer and the Bronze Age in England and Ireland, the Pitiless Bronze and move through to the Iron Age with a particular focus on the North of England. We look at culture and society at building, fighting and burial. We’ll look at long barrows and hillforts with at least one field trip. John Sadler started his career in history and prehistory on digs in Northumberland during boyhood with the late Professor G. Jobey on a range of…

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February 2021

THE SPIRIT OF NORWAY

Tuesday February 9, 2021 at 18:30 to Thursday February 11, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A fascinating social, cultural and artistic look at Norway - a land of wonders - and its national identity primarily from the 18th century including: The Land of Thule, Art of the Norwegian Landscape, Fridtjof Nansen (‘father of modern polar exploration.’), Oslo. Danny Wells (Derbyshire www.highamhall.com/danny-wells) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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