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September 2019

D-DAY 1944 THE ASSAULT ON HITLER’S EUROPE

September 27th at 18:30 to September 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The landings of the 6th June 1944 were the largest amphibious operation ever undertaken. We will explore the preparation for Overlord, the assault on the beaches and the consequences for the eventual liberation of France and Western Europe. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 BRITAIN AT WAR 1939-42 precedes: attend both, save £25.

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FOLLIES, FAIRGROUNDS AND FAKES: ARCHITECTURE TODAY AND THE SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF?

September 27th at 18:30 to September 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Form Follows Function, wrote architect Louis Sullivan, but there are many apparently useless buildings from ancient monument to modern art installation. What are they really for? We will explore how and why, in times ancient and modern, we built fantasies, fakes, and fictions. Edward Hollis (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/edward-hollis) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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October 2019

THE ORIGIN OF LIFE REVISITED

October 14th at 18:30 to October 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Further presentations from a scientific perspective. What is Life? All living things are believed to have arisen from a single primordial cell. Enjoy discussion of early ideas, new theories and discoveries. Is there life elsewhere? Both perceptions and possibilities have been changing. Some basic chemistry recollection handy, but not essential! Prof. David I Stott (Glasgow www.highamhall.com/david-stott) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 A complement to John Kusel’s THE IMPACT OF PARASITES is 29 March

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November 2019

THE GLORIES OF GEORGIAN ARCHITECTURE

November 1st at 18:30 to November 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The enduring popularity of Georgian architecture is partly due to familiarity. Explore its continental origins and the intriguing story of how it became our C18th style of architecture through to the present day. Examine supreme examples, discuss creative adaptations to fit our sometimes strange and perverse cultural needs. Lavishly illustrated with comprehensive handouts. Wayne Bennett (Dorset www.highamhall.com/wayne-bennett) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Precedes Wayne’s ART PATRONS course – attend both, save £25)

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ART PATRONS AND THE ART COLLECTIONS OF BRITAIN

November 3rd at 18:30 to November 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Delve into the private collectors and the patrons who laid the foundation stones of our great public collections: monarchs and aristocrats, the names of Courtauld, Davies, Lever, Burrell, Tate, Sainsbury, Cohen and Saatchi – to name but a few. Naturally, this will be lavishly illustrated! Wayne Bennett (Dorset www.highamhall.com/wayne-bennett) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Preceded by Wayne’s GEORGIAN course – attend both, save £25)

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LAKELAND FIELD TRIPS: THE MAKING OF THE LAKE DISTRICT

November 7th at 18:30 to November 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Visits to key sites revealing what makes the Lake District unique as a World Heritage Site. Enjoy a look at landscape, archaeology, history and key figures. Intended visits include Dove Cottage, Blackwell Arts and Crafts House and a Heritage Boat Trip to the newly-opened Windermere Steamboat Museum. Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £358 Non-residential: £259 (inc. Field Trips and all lunches out)

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FROM THE FURY OF NORSEMEN: THE VIKING WORLD 793 – 1066

November 25th at 18:30 to November 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

In the spring of 793AD, three long, sleek craft appeared off the unsuspecting coast of Lindisfarne. As the locals were about to discover, these were the Vikings, opening their age with a ferocity that would seem to characterize the next two centuries. The Norsemen had arrived! John Sadler (Newcastle www.highamhall.com/john-sadler) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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ASTRONOMY WITH IAN MORISON

November 29th at 18:30 to December 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A weekend which will include some talks on astronomical topics of current interest along with much practical advice of the use of telescopes and their use in observing and imaging the heavens. When possible, we will also observe the Sun and stars. Prof. Ian Morison (Manchester www.highamhall.com/ian-morison) Residential: £2ia33 Non-residential: £166

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YOGA AND CIRCLE DANCE A

November 29th at 18:30 to December 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Yoga and Circle Dance complement each other beautifully. Yoga practice – postures, breathing techniques, relaxation – will alternate with sessions of circle dancing, which is drawn from many countries and cultures, celebrating the seasons, is enjoyable, easy to learn and no partners are required. Gill Hunter (Yoga) and Anne-Lise Kryger (Circle Dance) Residential: £348 Non-residential: £249 An identical repeat follows (NEW this year) gives preference to newcomers.

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December 2019

YOGA AND CIRCLE DANCE B

December 2nd at 18:30 to December 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Yoga and Circle Dance complement each other beautifully. Yoga practice – postures, breathing techniques, relaxation – will alternate with sessions of circle dancing, which is drawn from many countries and cultures, celebrating the seasons, is enjoyable, easy to learn and no partners are required. Gill Hunter (Yoga) and Anne-Lise Kryger (Circle Dance) Residential: £348 Non-residential: £249 An identical repeat follows (NEW this year) gives preference to newcomers. Gill leads YOGA and WALKING several times a year; Anne-Lise will have…

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