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March 2021

SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN – ARCHITECT IN CONTEXT

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

Mathematician, Engineer, Architect: Wren stamped his genius and personality on late 17th Century Britain. From star gazing at Oxford in the 1650s to the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral, this course will enable us to spend some time in his company, exploring the results of that genius and personality. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) and Mrs. Vanessa Lacey Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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LAW AND ORDER IN ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND

March 21st at 18:30 to March 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A legal system had to be accessed, guilt determined and penalties given. Law was made by royal pronouncement and by the written word and new laws had to be transmitted. We shall explore examples of how justice was viewed and applied. The book needed for this course (Laws of the Earliest English Kings) is included to take home. Philip Holdsworth (N. Wales www.highamhall.com/philip-holdsworth) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £184 (inc. book required for the course)

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WATERLOO: BUILDING ARMIES, AND ARMIES BUILDING

March 26th at 18:30 to March 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The Battle of Waterloo and the twenty years of conflict that preceded it holds a fascination to this day. The wars took place on land and sea and covered every continent in the world apart from Arctic and Antarctica. During this weekend different speakers will present new perspectives on the military developments and actions that contributed to the final defeat of Napoleon in 1815 (just over a decade before Higham was built) and the longest period of peace Europe had…

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