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December 2021

FANTASTIC FEMALE PHILOSOPHERS

December 12th at 18:30 to December 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Female philosophers are often overlooked, and though there are few examples in the ancient and medieval worlds due to patriarchal dominance, they have made themselves salient in modernity. Celebrate the contributions made by female philosophers throughout the last two millennia, including Ban Zhao, Rosa Luxemburg, Hannah Arendt, Simone du Beauvoir and Judith Butler. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239

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February 2022

WRITING NON-FICTION: YOUR OWN PHILOSOPHY

Tuesday February 1, 2022 at 18:30 to Friday February 4, 2022 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Residential creative writing course for beginner and intermediates aiming for philosophical writing. Lectures, writing exercises and individual tutorials, with uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. In addition to taught sessions on Finding a Subject, Structure and Style and Revising, Darren will provide extracts for discussion to help develop your own Philosophy. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239

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March 2022

PHILOSOPHY: THE WISDOM OF THE STOICS

Tuesday March 8, 2022 at 18:30 to Friday March 11, 2022 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Stoicism is often misunderstood as languishing through life without complaint. See how thinkers such as Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius confronted one of the key questions of the ancient world: How should we live? They supplied us with pragmatic ways in which to flourish. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239

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SIR EDWIN LUTYENS: ARCHITECT IN CONTEXT

Tuesday March 8, 2022 at 18:30 to Thursday March 10, 2022 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

From country houses to the Cenotaph in Whitehall, from churches to the Viceroy's House in New Delhi, Lutyens dominated architecture in Britain in the early C20th. Explore his varied achievements. Dr Andrew Lacey & Vanessa Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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SHAKESPEARE’S ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

Friday March 11, 2022 at 18:30 to Sunday March 13, 2022 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Antony and Cleopatra: the most famous lovers of the ancient world and older equivalents of Romeo and Juliet. Or is Antony just foolishly infatuated and Cleopatra coldly manipulative? Join us to explore contrasting interpretations of this fascinating play and Shakespeare’s most enigmatic heroine. Clare Smout (W Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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PERSPECTIVES ON THE FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY AND NAPOLEONIC WARS

Friday March 25, 2022 at 18:30 to Sunday March 27, 2022 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 hold 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, we will be looking at a range of subjects including the Austrian army, the Battle of Bussaco, the development of the British army, the Quarter Master General's Department during the Peninsula and Waterloo campaigns, Wellington at Copenhagen and…

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