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July 2022

WRITING FICTION: LEARNING FROM THE GREATS: F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

July 5th at 18:30 to July 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Immersing oneself in the literature of the Western canon is like slipping back in time and having a tete-a-tete with its greatest writers. In this course, aimed at both beginning and intermediate writers interested in short stories, novellas or the novel, we will use lectures and writing exercises to explore the literature of F. Scott Fitzgerald, and see what we can learn from the greats. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £346 Non-residential: £244

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PHILOSOPHY OF HUMOUR

July 15th at 18:30 to July 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Always good fun - we are told by Alex - a chance to explore things that can help us through life's ups, downs and everything in between. NEW TUTOR: Dr. Alex Carter (Cambridge www.highamhall.com/alex-carter) Residential: £250 Non-residential: £180

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APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

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

Join us to explore Shakespeare's magical comedy of confusions between lovers, fairies and aspiring actors. Watch the Festival Players' outdoor performance at Higham, and enjoy a chance to discuss the production with the cast. Lectures and discussions on the surrounding days will add context and depth. Clare Smout (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £270 Non-residential: £200 Clare has now taken over this course from Hugh Parry.

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August 2022

THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO JAMES JOYCE AND ‘ULYSSES’

August 26th at 18:30 to August 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This, the centenary year of the publication of Joyce's Ulysses, is the perfect time to explore his celebrated novel. Joyce stated 'The demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole life to reading my works.' He has indeed been responsible for a vast amount of scholarship surrounding his oeuvre. Tracing his life, using Dubliners and Ulysses as our guides, we will shed light upon Joyce's intriguing and sometimes perplexing work. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential:…

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September 2022

THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO KIERKEGAARD

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

'Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.' Said Kierkegaard, who, in his attack on Hegelian thought, gave birth to a new philosophy for life: Existentialism. This course will explore the ideas in two of Kierkegaard's most famous works, Fear and Trembling and Either/Or, before considering his philosophical legacy. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £346 Non-residential: £244

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SHAKESPEARE’S RICHARD III

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

Richard III is one of Shakespeare's most charismatic villains, working his way to the crown by a series of cunningly staged murders and betrayals, then crashing disastrously after becoming king. His opponents include four unexpectedly feisty royal women, unusual in history plays. Join us to explore all this. Clare Smout (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £250 Non-residential: £180

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