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July 2022

WRITING FICTION: LEARNING FROM THE GREATS: F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

July 5th at 18:30 to July 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Immersing oneself in the literature of the Western canon is like slipping back in time and having a tete-a-tete with its greatest writers. In this course, aimed at both beginning and intermediate writers interested in short stories, novellas or the novel, we will use lectures and writing exercises to explore the literature of F. Scott Fitzgerald, and see what we can learn from the greats. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £346 Non-residential: £244

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS

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

Join expert Louise on an intimate tour of gardens, some not normally open to the public. Take inspiration and meet gardeners, viewing behind the gates, walls and hedges of some hidden horticultural gems of the Lake District. Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £376 Non-residential: £274 (incl. field trips) Repeated in September.

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PHILOSOPHY OF HUMOUR

July 15th at 18:30 to July 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Always good fun - we are told by Alex - a chance to explore things that can help us through life's ups, downs and everything in between. NEW TUTOR: Dr. Alex Carter (Cambridge www.highamhall.com/alex-carter) Residential: £250 Non-residential: £180

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APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

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

Join us to explore Shakespeare's magical comedy of confusions between lovers, fairies and aspiring actors. Watch the Festival Players' outdoor performance at Higham, and enjoy a chance to discuss the production with the cast. Lectures and discussions on the surrounding days will add context and depth. Clare Smout (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £270 Non-residential: £200 Clare has now taken over this course from Hugh Parry.

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SACRED SITES OF NORTH CUMBRIA

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

Visit a range of different sacred heritage sites that explore beautiful North Cumbria's past from pre-history, Roman and Viking eras onwards. The stunning Eden Valley and the Solway plains reveal a fascinating, rich and layered local history. Indoor and outdoor venues, some short off-road ambles, so dress for weather and walking. N.B. This particular course ends after lunch on Saturday. Fiona Stoddart (Solway Connections www.highamhall.com/fiona-stoddart) Residential: £386 Non-residential: £284 (incl. field trips and lunches out)

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EASY TEAROOM WALKS

July 29th at 18:30 to July 31st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Guided walking in our wonderful North and Central Lakes with two Tutors on generally low-level and, weather permitting, medium-level half-day walks, designed to always end at a place of refreshment. You do need to be suitably equipped (waterproofs, layers, stout boots etc!) and be up to a bit of Lakeland tramping in good company. Alan with Barbara Riddiough (N Lakes www.highamhall.com/Alan-Barbara-Riddiough) Residential: £280 Non-residential: £210 (inc. field trips)

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August 2022

THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO JAMES JOYCE AND ‘ULYSSES’

August 26th at 18:30 to August 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This, the centenary year of the publication of Joyce's Ulysses, is the perfect time to explore his celebrated novel. Joyce stated 'The demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole life to reading my works.' He has indeed been responsible for a vast amount of scholarship surrounding his oeuvre. Tracing his life, using Dubliners and Ulysses as our guides, we will shed light upon Joyce's intriguing and sometimes perplexing work. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential:…

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DAY COURSE: HANGED IN ERROR?

August 28th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* A one-day course examining a series of alleged twentieth century miscarriages of justice, examining the facts, assessing the soundness - or otherwise - of the verdict and attempting to decide whether or not justice was well-served by the outcome. No specialist experience or knowledge required. Diane Janes (Devon www.highamhall.com/diane-janes) £79 including Lunch Diane's longer course YOU THE JURY: CASEBOOK NUMBER THREE follows.

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YOU THE JURY: CASEBOOK NUMBER FOUR

August 28th at 18:30 to August 31st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

After listening to and discussing evidence with fellow Jurors, you will be able to pronounce your verdict on five separate (real-life) murder cases, which occurred between 1900-1975, chosen for the insights they can give us on our judicial system and social history. Come equipped with pen, notebook and open mind... A late Summer Bank Holiday treat. N.B. This format involves lots of listening around the room. Diane Janes (Devon www.highamhall.com/diane-janes) Residential: £346 Non-residential: £244 This course will be repeated next…

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THREE HOLLYWOOD GIANTS: CAPRA, FORD AND HAWKS

August 30th at 18:30 to September 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Three great directors, all born within three years of each other. Their names are synonymous with the Golden Years of Hollywood. They were all affected by the same world events. What do we learn of their attitudes to war, depression and America from their films? Dr Colin Shindler (London www.highamhall.com/colin-shindler) Residential: £356 Non-residential: £254

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