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February 2018

THE ICE AGE & ITS AFTERMATH IN LAKELAND

February 20th at 18:30 to February 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Geological field trips with some rough, possibly muddy, footpaths and a little elevation close to the road with evening lectures. Focus on features indicating former Lakeland glaciers and landscape changes since the glaciers disappeared - particularly landslides and river systems - in the context of recent flood events. Suitable for all, appropriately attired, whether you’ve studied an 'ology or not. Explore remarkable terrain on our doorstep! NEW TUTOR: Dr. Peter Wilson (Ulster www.highamhall.com/peter-wilson) Residential: £329 Non-residential: £233 inc. Minibus…

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

February 23rd at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

See 4 Oct. NEW TUTOR: Lis Bramwell (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lis-bramwell) £72 including materials, lunch & refreshments A WEEKEND course with another tutor, Marion Wilson follows.

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ASPECTS OF ASTRONOMY

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

Explore what is up in the sky. Try out simple equipment and hear what we know about the Universe. Discover exciting things currently happening in the heavens. Advice will be given on the use of binoculars or small telescopes – if you have them, bring them. We hope for telescope views of the Sun, Moon (weekend specially chosen) and famous star clusters and nebulae. No experience required. Dr. David Clarke (former Observatory Director, Glasgow Uni www.highamhall.com/david-clarke) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING: SPRING FLOWERS

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

*NEW* Take inspiration from the many bulbs and flowers in the Spring garden to draw and paint an accurate study with botanical details of your favourite plant from first basic steps to a beautiful composition. Individual tuition throughout, beginners and more experienced artists welcome. Marion Wilson SBA (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/marion-wilson) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Preceded by a TRY FOR A DAY course with tutor Lis Bramwell.

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March 2018

HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW? (EPISTEMOLOGY)

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

The branch of philosophy that deals with the theory of knowledge is known as epistemology. Examine various epistemological theories, enjoying an exploration of philosophers such as Hume and Wittgenstein, as we attempt to answer the question of the title: HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW? Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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TALK & TEA: WHAT IS THE POINT OF RELIGION IN A SECULAR AGE?

March 18th at 14:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Commonly regarded as outdated, how can Religion be intellectually justified when many scientists deny its cognitive claims and refute the reality of spirituality? Yet our age is not settling down to a comfortable unbelief, and secularisation may open up new possibilities for faith and different futures for Religion. NEW TUTOR: Trevor Pitt (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/trevor-pitt) £16 including refreshments

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April 2018

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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HOW TO PAINT BUILDINGS IN WATERCOLOURS DAY

April 13th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A day to learn just how to get your buildings right, with a greatly-experienced tutor. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) £64 including lunch & refreshments

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