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March 2020

CHURCH AND SOCIETY 1660 – 1714

Wednesday March 25, 2020 at 18:30 to Friday March 27, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* The tempestuous times of the late Stuart monarchy: Charles II was a secret Catholic, James II an open Catholic, William III a Calvinist and only Queen Anne was a loyal Anglican. The Church of England was restored but a large group of Nonconformists were expelled and persecuted until toleration in 1689. Hoping for a Catholic monarchy, many joined the Jacobite cause. NEW TUTOR: Michael Tunnicliffe (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/ michael-tunnicliffe) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Preceded by Andrew Lacey’s SIR CHRISOPHER WREN…

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WATERLOO: BUILDING ARMIES, AND ARMIES BUILDING

Friday March 27, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday March 29, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The anniversaries this year are the Lines of Torres Vedras and Busaco. Other talks will examine the background, development and activities of some of the regiments, corps and armies who were to meet on the field at Waterloo. Speakers: Julian Spilsbury, Carole Divall, Dr Mark S Thompson and Jim Laidlaw Residential: £253 Non-residential: £196 Arranged in co-operation with The Waterloo Association www.waterlooassociation.org.uk

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THE IMPACT OF PARASITES ON HUMANS, ANIMALS AND PLANTS

Sunday March 29, 2020 at 18:30 to Tuesday March 31, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* We discuss the nature of parasitises and identify a variety from protozoa to larger worms to very small viruses. Parasitic adaptation is fascinating so we consider their morphology and biochemistry, impact through disease and our attempts at control, even to influence other unfriendly organisms. Practical demo's with microscopes, film and diagnostic methods will be used. NEW TUTOR: John Kusel (Scotland www.highamhall.com/john-kusel) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Complements David Stott’s ORIGIN OF LIFE courses.

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SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS IN FIVE DAYS

Sunday March 29, 2020 at 18:30 to Friday April 3, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* An intensive (but fun) course covering the basics to get by as a tourist. Order food and drink, go shopping, ask directions and pronounce paella correctly. No experience required, full notes provided. Without being fluent, you can still be ready to give it a go in some of the 20-plus countries where Spanish is the official language. NEW TUTOR: Eric Rayner (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/eric-rayner) SPECIAL PRICE – five nights for four) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294 (inc. materials)

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