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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.”

 

 

Upcoming Courses

March 2018

CIRCLES IN STONE – CUMBRIA AND THE LAKES IN PREHISTORY

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

Cumbria contains some of the north's most important prehistoric monuments. The course will visit stone circles (Long Meg and her Daughters, Castlerigg), Mayburgh Henge and Carlisle Tullie House Museum to see some objects associated with the period. Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £354 Non-residential: £256 inc. Field Trips & admissions

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April 2018

COLLECTIONS AND CURATORS – HISTORICAL TREASURES OF THE LAKE DISTRICT

April 17th at 18:30 to April 20th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A spectacular variety of Lake District museums and galleries tell the story of Cumbria from Prehistory through Romantic poets to the Arts and Crafts Movement. Field-based, visit some treasures of these unique Collections. Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £354 Non-residential: £256 inc. Field Trips & admissions

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June 2018

LAKELAND HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY SUMMER SCHOOL

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

First-hand discovery of some intriguing, often unique, archaeological and historic sites in the Lake District and wider Cumbria. Minibus excursions to visit prehistoric Stone Circles, Roman Forts and medieval Castles - over 5000 years of history. Relaxed evening Talks. Some short walks, any normal level of fitness will be able to participate. Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £458 Non-residential: £331 inc. Field Trips & admissions

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