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June 2018

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRENCH

June 8th at 18:30 to June 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For Intermediate and Advanced (tout en français!). Develop confidence and fluency in a relaxed, friendly, structured but fun atmosphere. Activities: communication games, discussion, reading and listening to authentic French resources: press articles, excerpts from radio, TV, films, songs. Dominique Pluskwa (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/dominique-pluskwa) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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THE FLOWERING OF THE MIDDLE AGES

June 8th at 18:30 to June 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The many technical and artistic achievements of the Middle Ages, beginning with the legacy of the ancient world. See how the Medieval period drew innovation and change: the cathedral builders, the development of Romanesque and Gothic style, the transfer of technologies and ideas from Asia, and the growth of crafts and industries in Europe's towns up to 1500. Robert Wright (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-wright) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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PHILOSOPHY: ANCIENT

June 8th at 18:30 to June 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

People have always asked questions about the world and their place in it. For early societies, answers to such fundamental questions were found in religion. Ancient Greeks found religious explanations inadequate, so philosophy was born. Explore some ideas of the Pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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PAINTING LAKE DISTRICT LANDSCAPES IN THE STYLE OF NORMAN WILKINSON’S TOURIST POSTERS

June 8th at 18:30 to June 11th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Norman Wilkinson, ('dazzle' WW1 ship camouflage), produced a series of 20's and 30's posters for railway companies - idealised mountains, lakes and coasts around Britain based on outdoor sketching with a degree of Studio simplification from experiments in European abstract. Learn how he developed ideas and create your own versions based on outdoor sketches. Beginners and Experienced welcome. Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £339 Non-residential: £241 inc. Field Trips

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LAKELAND BIRDS

June 10th at 18:30 to June 15th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The Lake District has few equals for all-round bird watching. Find early summer residents and visitors, and, both in- and out-doors, explore habitats from upland fells to rivers, lakes and coast. Comfortable pace, ideal for learning to recognise birds by both sight and sound. Reasonable walking required (Level 2). A repeat of 3-8 Jun. Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £495 Non-residential: £335 inc. Field Trips

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THE ANCIENT ROCKS OF LAKELAND

June 15th at 18:30 to June 17th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An advanced course for people with some knowledge, or who have already attended our GEOLOGY OF THE LAKES: AN INTRODUCTION course. This course examines the oldest rocks in Lakeland: the early-mid Palaeozoic (Ordovician to Devonian). Includes a field trip out on Sunday - wear appropriate walking boots and clothes! N.B.: Ends at Tea Break 4pm on the last day. Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (geology lecturer www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £236 Non-residential: £169 (Field Trip included)

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TRY FOR A DAY: THE CUTTING GARDEN

June 18th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Discover the Pro's way to create a productive Cutting Garden to nurture and cut your own successful blooms. Learn which plants to choose and how to grow them properly. Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) £70 including lunch, refreshments & materials

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LAKELAND HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY SUMMER SCHOOL

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

First-hand discovery of some intriguing, often unique, archaeological and historic sites in the Lake District and wider Cumbria. Minibus excursions to visit prehistoric Stone Circles, Roman Forts and medieval Castles - over 5000 years of history. Relaxed evening Talks. Some short walks, any normal level of fitness will be able to participate. Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £458 Non-residential: £331 inc. Field Trips & admissions

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COLOURED PENCILS: ROSES (BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE)

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

Illustrate roses using coloured pencils, from very first steps of drawing, through choosing the right colours, towards beautiful and amazing results. 1:1 tuition with group demos throughout from an RHS gold award-winning pencil artist. Janie Pirie (Suffolk www.highamhall.com/janie-pirie) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291

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A HISTORY OF NATIONS AND PEOPLES: NORTH AMERICA

June 24th at 18:30 to June 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

From the days of the Pilgrim Fathers, to the War of Independence, to the settlement of lands west of the Mississippi, the story of the USA and Canada is a powerful and dramatic narrative about people seeking a new life and creating two new nations. Dr. David Baker (E. Sussex www.highamhall.com/david-baker) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 A companion to David's GERMANY course - attend both courses, get FREE Bed and Breakfast (only) for the day off in-between to do your own…

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