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May 2019

PHILOSOPHY: REVOLUTION

May 17th at 18:30 to May 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

During the Age of Revolution, Philosophy focused on social and political issues. In Britain, new Utilitarianism dominated and evolved with the Industrial Revolution, resulting, with Bentham's and Mill's efforts, in a liberal democracy. In France, it was different... Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT) – LATE SPRING

May 24th at 18:30 to May 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Spring is such an abundant season so join expert Louise on an intimate tour of gardens not normally open to the public. Take inspiration and meet gardeners, viewing behind the gates, walls and hedges of some hidden horticultural gems of the Lake District. LIMITED NUMBERS. Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £463 Non-residential: £334 (inc. Admissions and Field Trips) We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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THE ESSENTIALS OF AROMATHERAPY

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

*NEW* An educated introduction to the holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts (essential oils) to promote health and well-being. Includes a kit to use on the course so you can mix a blend for massage, a blend for the bath and a Gel to apply to the skin. Also will teach some simple massage techniques. No experience required. Mandy Beal (Warwickshire www.highamhall.com/mandy-beale) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 inc. materials and certificate

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KNOW YOUR TREES AND WOODLAND (3 NIGHT)

May 30th at 18:30 to June 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Some gentle level walking through woods to collect specimens and identify trees in leaf. Develop your relationship with trees and their ecosystem, guided by a respected, patient expert in one of the most stunning areas of our country. Paul Nichol (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (inc. Field Trips)

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June 2019

SHORT TALK: THE CARLISLE TO NEWCASTLE MILITARY ROAD

June 2nd at 14:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A post-Jacobite cross country communication route, defence to Scottish invaders. Hear about the road's building, its characters and controversy over the destruction of part of Hadrian's Wall for its stone. John Mather (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/john-mather) SPECIAL PRICE: £12 each or two for £20.mATH

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BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS OF THE COUNTRYSIDE OF CUMBRIA

June 2nd at 18:30 to June 5th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* For lovers of natural history and the countryside we will walk contrasting Cumbrian sites where conservation management has helped the habitats of rare butterflies inc. Marsh Fritillary, Mountain Ringlet, Small Blue and The Forester. Presentations and discussion will consider wider conservation issues. NEW TUTOR: Chris Winnick with Claire Winnick (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/chris-winnick) Residential: £348 Non-residential: £249 (inc. Field Trip; ends 4pm on the last day)

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VICTORIAN ARTISTS: THEIR WORK, MODELS AND MUSES

June 5th at 18:30 to June 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Examine various art genres of the exciting Victorian era: Pre-Raphaelitism, Neoclassicism, The Aesthetic Movement and Social Realism - with reference to the highly-significant role of Models and their relationships, professional and otherwise, with the foremost Artists of the day. Dr Peter Bryden (E. Sussex www.highamhall.com/peter-bryden) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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BEDE’S ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE

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

*NEW* Bede's writings describe the conversion of England to Christianity in the 7th century, but what were his sources and did he have an agenda? Using Bede's Ecclesiastical History (ESSENTIAL - Penguin Classics £10.99) and supplementing it with other primary sources (provided), investigate the growth of the early Church in its secular and cultural context. Philip Holdsworth (N. Wales www.highamhall.com/philip-holdsworth) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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LAKELAND BIRDS

June 9th at 18:30 to June 14th 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) Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £500 Non-residential: £338 (inc. Field Trips - fair amount of walking)

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WRITING FICTION: STRUCTURE AND SUSPENSE

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

A residential Creative Writing course for both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Lectures on structure and suspense. Writing exercises, individual tutorials and uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural location. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Limited Spaces

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