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February 2018

DALI, PICASSO, HOCKNEY & DUCHAMP

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

Enjoy a visually-rich treasure trove as Adrian presents four of the greatest artists of the modern era. Discuss why everyone, not just artists, should at least take account of the unique way they each represent life and their respective appeal, supported by some film. Adrian Sumner (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/adrian-sumner) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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THE ICE AGE & ITS AFTERMATH IN LAKELAND

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

*NEW* Geological field trips with some rough, possibly muddy, footpaths and a little elevation close to the road with evening lectures. Focus on features indicating former Lakeland glaciers and landscape changes since the glaciers disappeared - particularly landslides and river systems - in the context of recent flood events. Suitable for all, appropriately attired, whether you’ve studied an 'ology or not. Explore remarkable terrain on our doorstep! NEW TUTOR: Dr. Peter Wilson (Ulster www.highamhall.com/peter-wilson) Residential: £329 Non-residential: £233 inc. Minibus…

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PHOTOGRAPHY DAY: SWITCH IT TO MANUAL!

February 21st at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Take the plunge and set your camera to manual control! Covers the basics of getting the amount of light correct (exposure) and how these controls can be used creatively. Weather permitting, use Higham Hall estate to put some theory into practise. Ideally bring a digital SLR camera that allows manual exposure control (check your camera’s booklet!). Stuart Colgate (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/stuart-colgate) £62 incl. lunch & refreshments

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SHAKESPEARE’S REBELLIOUS WOMEN: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW AND MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

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

*NEW* Chase away the winter blues by exploring two of Shakespeare's most popular comedies through a mix of lectures, DVD clips and group discussion. We will concentrate particularly on the feisty heroines of these plays, looking also at how society tries to control their rebellious instincts and how their apparently more biddable 'sisters' challenge the system by other means. NEW TUTOR: Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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ASPECTS OF ASTRONOMY

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

Explore what is up in the sky. Try out simple equipment and hear what we know about the Universe. Discover exciting things currently happening in the heavens. Advice will be given on the use of binoculars or small telescopes – if you have them, bring them. We hope for telescope views of the Sun, Moon (weekend specially chosen) and famous star clusters and nebulae. No experience required. Dr. David Clarke (former Observatory Director, Glasgow Uni www.highamhall.com/david-clarke) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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March 2018

EXPLORATIONS IN POETRY

March 4th at 18:30 to March 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Poetry has a very long history embedded in human life, ranging from religious ritual to popular culture. Poets can be the first to capture experience (the great war) or reflect on the wider perceptions of human nature and society, from short sonnet to long epic. Explore the range and vitality of different periods, genres, and writers through short lectures and discussions. Texts provided. A treat for existing and future poetry lovers! NEW TUTOR: Prof. Bill Jones (Keswick www.highamhall.com/bill-jones) Residential:…

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DRAW LIKE A CARTOONIST

March 7th at 18:30 to March 9th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Break free and get to grips with using simple lines to depict figures, faces and simple scenes. Fun for absolute non-artists and useful for artists alike, what's more, your approach to life could change forever! Colin Shelbourn (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/colin-shelbourn) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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FRENCH & BELGIAN FILM

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

For cinéphiles and/or language buffs of all abilities. A relaxed viewing of three stimulating films in French (with subtitles), enlightening discussions in both English and French. Le Hérisson (2009) auth: Muriel Barbery, dir: Mona Achach Les Rivières Pourpres (2000) auth: JC Grangé, dir: Mathieu Kassovitz Incendies (2010) auth: Weydi Mouawad, dir: Denis Villeneuve Sylvie Jefferson (native French speaker www.highamhall.com/sylvie-jefferson) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Sylvie says: "This Season 4 of French and Belgian movies is looking at 3 books which made…

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HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW? (EPISTEMOLOGY)

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

The branch of philosophy that deals with the theory of knowledge is known as epistemology. Examine various epistemological theories, enjoying an exploration of philosophers such as Hume and Wittgenstein, as we attempt to answer the question of the title: HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW? Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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TALK & TEA: WHAT IS THE POINT OF RELIGION IN A SECULAR AGE?

March 18th at 14:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Commonly regarded as outdated, how can Religion be intellectually justified when many scientists deny its cognitive claims and refute the reality of spirituality? Yet our age is not settling down to a comfortable unbelief, and secularisation may open up new possibilities for faith and different futures for Religion. NEW TUTOR: Trevor Pitt (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/trevor-pitt) £16 including refreshments

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