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September 2021

THE GOTHIC REVIVAL IN BRITAIN

September 24th at 18:30 to September 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

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 of the most influential movements in British architectural history. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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October 2021

SOLWAY FIELD TRIPS: SHORTER WALKS

October 15th at 18:30 to October 18th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A journey through time visiting lesser-known heritage sites on the Solway coastal plains. See ancient places of worship, once thriving seaports, forgotten estuary crossings, learn about Solway World War history. 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 April) Fiona Stoddart (Solway Connections www.highamhall.com/fiona-stoddart) Residential: £380 Non-residential: £279 (incl. field trips and any lunches…

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A CRASH COURSE IN GLOBAL PHILOSOPHY

October 17th at 18:30 to October 20th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Much World Philosophy has historically been ignored by the West. Yet, if it is a love of wisdom, there is no doubt that the Philosophy of other cultures can only enrich us. Explore some of the Philosophical contributions from the rest of the globe, including India, China, and the Muslim world. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239

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A CULTURAL HISTORY OF SPAIN

October 24th at 18:30 to October 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Beyond the holiday beaches lies an extraordinary country with an even more remarkable past. This course will explore the historic culture - from mysterious prehistoric tribes to the vibrant urban communities of today. We will encounter fine Roman buildings, Islamic palaces and mosques, Visigoth and Romanesque churches, magnificent castles and space-age architecture. And then there is the art, the music and food! Wayne Bennett (Dorset www.highamhall.com/wayne-bennett) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172 Precedes Wayne's NORTHERN RENAISSANCE.

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THE NORTHERN RENAISSANCE

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

It could be argued that the cultural achievements of northern Europe are equal to those of Italy. This course will examine this claim through an examination of the North's architecture, painting and music. Names to recognise - Durer, Hieronymus Bosch, Holbein and Breughel. Wayne Bennett (Dorset www.highamhall.com/wayne-bennett) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172 Preceded by Wayne's CULTURAL HISTORY OF SPAIN.

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November 2021

AN INTRODUCTION TO ROCKS, MINERALS AND FOSSILS

November 4th at 18:30 to November 7th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A thorough introduction through talks and practical sessions. Study a museum-quality geological collection from around the world and scrutinise the inner secrets of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks down the microscope. A large selection of geological maps and books will also be to hand. Visit Keswick Museum geology collection to view specimens from their stores and the John Ruskin collection. Also a brief field trip - come prepared with warm clothes and walking boots! N.B.: Ends at Tea Break 4pm…

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LAW AND ORDER IN ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND

November 14th at 18:30 to November 16th 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: £257 Non-residential: £189 (incl. book required for the course)

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SO YOU WANT TO WRITE A NOVEL?

November 19th at 18:30 to November 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Writing novels is just a pipe-dream? This course will set you on the road to success. Gordon (five published novels, international recognition) will guide you through a range of genres and methodology and fire your imagination to produce submissions that will be noticed. Gordon Parker (Tyneside www.highamhall.com/gordon-parker) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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THE CRIMEAN WAR 1854-56

November 22nd at 18:30 to November 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

In 1854 Britain went to war, in alliance with France and Turkey, to take on Czarist Russia to stop The Bear trying to gobble up the Turkey by grabbing the Sultan's Balkan provinces. The western allies, fearful of Russian expansionism, were determined to keep Turkey in the game and deny Russia. This provoked the most unpopular conflict in British history till the 2nd Gulf War - with ageing generals, it was a war of Napoleon fought with new weapons anticipating…

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GEOLOGY OF BRITAIN: AN OVERVIEW

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

Explore our country's rich and varied geological heritage on a journey of >3 billion years. The course also includes a basic introduction to geology, a trip out on Sunday exploring real-life geological features (weather permitting, dress for walking, warmth and dryness) and an indoor visit to the collection at Threlkeld Quarry Mining Museum (opening especially for us). Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (geology lecturer www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £355 Non-residential: £254 (incl. field trip)

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