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November 2019

SILENCE: CULTIVATING QUIET IN A NOISY WORLD

November 21st at 18:30 to November 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Explore the meaning and practice of Silence. Through gentle group discussion, individual reflection and periods of stillness, be supported to experience a quieter way of living. Guided meditation and music are offered as gateways into silence and 1:1 sessions are a chance to consider what might lie beyond the noise of your own life. Ruth Bridges (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/ruth-bridges) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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AUTUMN YOGA RETREAT WEEKEND

November 22nd at 18:30 to November 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore the Yoga tradition, balancing seasonal effects through diet, daily routine and yoga practice. Essentially practical, using posture, breathing, meditative techniques and just a tiny bit of theory. All levels. Amanda Oakes (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/amanda-oakes) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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GEOLOGY OF BRITAIN: AN OVERVIEW

November 28th at 18:30 to December 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore our country’s rich and varied geological heritage on a three billion year journey. Includes a basic introduction to geology, a trip on Sunday exploring real-life geological features (weather permitting – dress for walking, warmth and dryness) and an indoor visit to the collection at Threlkeld Quarry Mining Museum (opening especially for us). Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (geology lecturer www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (inc. Field Trip)

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December 2019

WINTER BIRDS

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

Imagine spectacular gatherings of Barnacle and Pink-footed geese against a backdrop of a winter sunset and the massed pipings of thousands of waders as they swirl in the sky. The Cumbrian Solway coast is a wintering ground for many species prior to their northward migration and plays host to an exciting array of raptors. Explore some of the best spots and hone your identification skills. Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £412 Non-residential: £269 (inc. Field Trips – fair amount of walking)

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February 2020

GEOLOGY OF ENGLAND

Friday February 7, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday February 9, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Indoor course with a short optional trip out, weather permitting. England is renowned for its great diversity of rocks and landscapes, almost 700 million years of geological history. An exciting journey that will encounter catastrophic volcanoes, long-lost oceans and rivers of ice. Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (geology lecturer www.highamhall.com/ annette-mcgrath) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £171

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DEVELOPING SELF-AWARENESS: WHO AM I, REALLY?

Thursday February 13, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday February 16, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Facilitated by a qualified and experienced counsellor, this course will support you to gain a deeper level of self-understanding through guided personal reflection and expression. Time will be made for group discussion, 1:1 reflection and individual silence. All welcome. Complete a very short questionnaire after booking, so tutor may contact you if needed. Ruth Bridges (Cumbria – Questionnaire available here: www.highamhall.com/ruth-bridges) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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March 2020

WILDLIFE FROM GRAPHITE TO COLOUR PENCIL (TWO TUTORS!)

Thursday March 19, 2020 at 18:30 to Monday March 23, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* A unique and innovative Wildlife Art course to explore both graphite and coloured pencils with not one, but two leading artists. A small project in graphite, then both graphite and coloured pencil and, finally, full colour. Two tutors (one graphite, one colour) allow for breadth and variation. NEW TUTORS: Karen Coulson and Mark Warner (Hampshire www.highamhall.com/karen-coulson-mark-warner) Residential: £412 Non-residential: £269

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