LAKELAND BIRDS

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

The Lake District has few equals for all-round bird watching. Find early summer residents and visitors, and, both in and outdoors, 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 (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £550 

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TALK: SCIENCE AND LIFE ON SOUTH GEORGIA

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

A VERY SPECIAL TALK Presented by and supporting The British Antarctic Survey. What’s it like to live and work on a sub-Antarctic island surrounded by penguins, seals and albatross? Jerry spent seven years working as a Zoologist and Station Leader for the British Antarctic Survey and in this talk he covers the following: - Wildlife 

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THE ICE AGE AND ITS AFTERMATH IN LAKELAND

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Geological trips (with some rough, possibly muddy, footpaths and a little elevation close to the road) with evening lectures. View glacial landforms and features that have formed since the ice disappeared (screes, landslides, river terraces and floodplains) with landscape changes still happening today. Suitable for all interested in Geology – prepare for walking and weather! 

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ASTRONOMY WITH IAN MORISON

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

A weekend which will include some talks on astronomical topics of current interest along with much practical advice on 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: £250 Non-residential: £180