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August 2018

PHILOSOPHY: MEDIEVAL

August 31st at 18:30 to September 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

During the first millennia Christianity became assimilated into Roman culture. The Greek idea of philosophy as rational examination independent of religious doctrine sat uncomfortably with the rise of Christianity. Questions about the nature of the universe and what constitutes a virtuous life were held to be answered in the scriptures and were no longer considered subjects for philosophical discussion. The philosophers in this course, including Augustine of Hippo, sought to integrate Greek philosophy into Christian religion. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper)…

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September 2018

YOGA AND WALKING – LATE SUMMER

September 10th at 18:30 to September 14th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A perfect mix! Sessions of hatha yoga (posture, breathing, relaxation) offset with optional guided 3-5 mile walks amongst peaceful 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 QUEST FOR THE PICTURESQUE – EARLY LAKELAND TRAVELLERS

September 16th at 18:30 to September 21st at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Minibus Field Trips (a little walking) exploring the Lakes, Lectures inspired by significant Writers and Artists, including Wordsworth. Take in some of the best visual and historic locations that Georgian travellers began venturing to, spectacular scenery along the way. A different array to last year's focus on later era Writers. Dr. Geoff Doel with Fran Doel, MA (Kent www.highamhall.com/geoff-fran-doel) Residential: £520 Non-residential: £359 incl. Field Trips, admissions & any packed lunches, but excluding refreshment stops.

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PAINT ON YOUR IPAD OR PHONE

September 20th at 18:30 to September 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Sketching and Painting in your style, or that of the Masters, on a digital device with software (c£6). Waken your inner Hockney! Joseph (a sell out at the V&A) can answer queries - see his tutor page (*) - also for technical info on what to obtain in advance. Joseph Anthony Connor (Gwent *www.highamhall.com/joseph-anthony-connor) Residential: £438 Non-residential: £311 inc. Field Trips (weather-permitting)

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT) – EARLY AUTUMN

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

Enjoy spectacular changing garden colours and amazing views afforded by fells, lakes and countryside by visiting some hidden horticultural gems. With her wealth of local and horticultural knowledge, Louise will seek to enchant and inspire you. LIMITED NUMBER Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £458 Non-residential: £331 inc. Admissions & Field Trips in the Higham minibus We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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October 2018

MUSHROOMS AND TOADSTOOLS – DELVING DEEPER

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

For those with some basic knowledge of identifying fungi, a seasonal opportunity to further develop your identification skills with a respected expert. Field trips: easy, but off-path walking. Paul Nichol (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £241 Non-residential: £174 inc. Field Trips

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GREAT DISCOVERIES IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE

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

Seven fascinating lectures on important discoveries in Biology & Medicine. What is science and how do scientists work? Key experiments that have revolutionised our understanding of health and disease and their implications for medicine will be explained. Prof. David I Stott (Glasgow www.highamhall.com/david-stott) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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November 2018

DEVELOPING SELF-AWARENESS THROUGH PERSONAL REFLECTION AND EXPRESSION: WHO AM I, REALLY?

November 6th at 18:30 to November 9th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Facilitated by a qualified and experienced counsellor, this course will support you to gain a deeper level of self-understanding. Time will be offered for group discussion, 1-1 reflection and individual silence. Beginners welcome, together with those familiar with reflective practice. Please complete a very short questionnaire after booking, so Tutor may contact you if needed: Complete the Questionnaire online below, or: Click here to download a copy of the Questionnaire to print & send. NEW TUTOR: Ruth Bridges (Cumbria…

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ASTRONOMY WITH IAN MORISON

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

*NEW* 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. NEW TUTOR: Prof. Ian Morison (Manchester www.highamhall.com/ian-morison) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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GEOLOGY – INTRODUCTION TO ROCKS, MINERALS AND FOSSILS

November 23rd at 18:30 to November 25th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Talks and hands-on practical sessions. Study a museum-quality worldwide geological collection, scrutinise inner secrets of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks with a microscope with maps and books to use. Visit Keswick Museum's selected geological specimens, plus John Ruskin's personal collection. Brief afternoon trip out (weather permitting - dress for walking, warmth and dryness) N.B.: Ends at Tea Break 4pm on the last day.Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (Leicester www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £236 Non-residential: £169 inc. Field Trip

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