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March 2022

PHILOSOPHY: THE WISDOM OF THE STOICS

Tuesday March 8, 2022 at 18:30 to Friday March 11, 2022 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Stoicism is often misunderstood as languishing through life without complaint. See how thinkers such as Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius confronted one of the key questions of the ancient world: How should we live? They supplied us with pragmatic ways in which to flourish. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239

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SHAKESPEARE’S ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

Friday March 11, 2022 at 18:30 to Sunday March 13, 2022 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Antony and Cleopatra: the most famous lovers of the ancient world and older equivalents of Romeo and Juliet. Or is Antony just foolishly infatuated and Cleopatra coldly manipulative? Join us to explore contrasting interpretations of this fascinating play and Shakespeare’s most enigmatic heroine. Clare Smout (W Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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