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March 2018

PENINSULAR WAR WEEKEND – WATERLOO: THE OLD WORLD AND THE NEW

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

With the battle bicentenaries behind us we turn to the bigger picture, and place the Peninsular War in its global context. We look at the North American conflicts of 1812, the Haitian revolt against Napoleon, and the demise of the Spanish Empire in South America. We study the development of army medical services post-Waterloo, and the career of a famous Wolf. Speakers: Paul Brunyee, Mick Crumplin, John Morewood & John Sadler Organised by the Waterloo Association www.highamhall.com/waterloo-association Residential: £236 Non-residential:…

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WINDS OF CHANGE: POST-WAR BRITAIN 1945-1965

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

Britain emerged victorious but bankrupt from the Second World War and the next 20 years witnessed significant political and social change in British society and in Britain’s place in the world. In this course we will explore some of these political and social changes and their significance. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 NATIONAL SERVICE follows - attend both, save £25.

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CIRCLES IN STONE – CUMBRIA AND THE LAKES IN PREHISTORY

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

Cumbria contains some of the north's most important prehistoric monuments. The course will visit stone circles (Long Meg and her Daughters, Castlerigg), Mayburgh Henge and Carlisle Tullie House Museum to see some objects associated with the period. Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £354 Non-residential: £256 inc. Field Trips & admissions

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A LOAD OF BULL! NATIONAL SERVICE 1947-1963

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

Over two million young British men were conscripted into the armed forces for anything up to two years. Many loathed it, most were resigned to it, some almost enjoyed it and many saw active service overseas. In this course we will explore aspects of the ‘National Service experience’ and its impact on the wider society. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £228   Non-residential: £162    POST-WAR BRITAIN  precedes - attend both, save £25.

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April 2018

WRITERS’ RETREAT

April 1st at 18:30 to April 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Never found the time? Burning to write something, not sure what? Writer's block? Stimulate by sharing with other like-minded souls. A mixture of workshops, 1:1 tutorials, classroom exercises, plus plenty of time to do some of your own writing. Supportive, fun & helpful, suitable for both new and experienced writers. Nicholas Corder (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/nicholas-corder) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: RACHMANINOV ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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

"Whoever is not able to invent a melody which can assert itself and last will never be a very great master" (Rachmaninov). Come, be immersed in the emotional directness of this Russian's symphonies, piano concertos, Isle of the Dead and Symphonic Dances. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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THE UNKNOWN VERDI OPERAS

April 6th at 18:30 to April 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Of Guiseppe Verdi's 30 magical early works, only about 8 operas make regular repertoire. We will unearth some of these foresaken gems. From 'Oberto' to 'Luisa Miller' there are hidden treasures to delight and surprise! Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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YOGA AND WALKING – SPRING

April 9th at 18:30 to April 13th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A perfect mix for all! Sessions of hatha yoga (posture, breathing, relaxation) offset with optional guided 3-5 mile walks amongst the peaceful northern fells. Feel more supple & relaxed. Gill Hunter with Alan Hunter (www.highamhall.com/gill-hunter) Residential: £399 Non-residential: £261 inc. Field Trips

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THE SECRETS OF GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY – MAINLY PEOPLE AND THINGS

April 10th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Indoors, explore how to take better photos of objects and people. Proper guidance from a Pro - be a better photographer whatever your camera! Chris Freer (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/chris-freer) £64 including lunch & refreshments A LANDSCAPE DAY with Chris follows - attend both days, save £20

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THE SECRETS OF GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY – MAINLY LANDSCAPE

April 11th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

In and around our grounds, views and neo-gothic building, explore how to take better photos. Proper guidance from a Pro - be a better photographer whatever your camera! Chris Freer (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/chris-freer) £64 including lunch & refreshments A PEOPLE AND THINGS DAY with Chris precedes - attend both days, save £20

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