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Bruce Bennison – (History, Archaeology)

  • Former professional field archaeologist and museum curator (Ba Hons, Museums Diploma, University of Leicester)
  • Experienced Adult Education tutor
  • Held a number of senior posts, including Head of Libraries and Cultural Policy for Cumbria
  • Recipient of a Churchill Travelling Fellowship studying Viking remains in Scandinavia and Greenland
  • Published several articles on archaeological subjects and a guide to Lakeland Museums
FEEDBACK FOLLOWING BRUCE’S COURSES:
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“Yet another little piece of the rich jigsaw of my Ango-Scottish and Celtic heritage has fallen into place courtesy of Higham Hall for which very many thanks.”
“Super course, beautifully paced, encouraging students to think for themselves.”
“I so enjoyed the field trips with pleasant people who share my love of learning about the past.”

 

 

November 2019

LAKELAND FIELD TRIPS: THE MAKING OF THE LAKE DISTRICT

November 7th at 18:30 to November 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Visits to key sites revealing what makes the Lake District unique as a World Heritage Site. Enjoy a look at landscape, archaeology, history and key figures. Intended visits include Dove Cottage, Blackwell Arts and Crafts House and a Heritage Boat Trip to the newly-opened Windermere Steamboat Museum. Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £358 Non-residential: £259 (inc. Field Trips and all lunches out)

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February 2020

CARLISLE: HISTORY AND CULTURE OF A BORDER CITY

Sunday February 16, 2020 at 18:30 to Wednesday February 19, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Carlisle offers a rich and varied legacy reflecting Celts, Romans, Border Reivers and invaders – evident in a wide variety of its historic building styles and collections. Enjoy fascinating and revealing guided walks and lectures with Bruce to indoor sites. Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £358 Non-residential: £259 (inc. Field Trips and lunches out)

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