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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

April 2017

HADRIAN’S WALL & ROMAN CUMBRIA

April 24th at 18:30 to April 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Looking at the background to and evidence for the Roman occupation and settlement in this wild and inhospitable area nearly 2000 years ago. Visit the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall and some spectacular Lake District sites to examine evidence and learn more about the Army, why this part of the British Isles, the men the equipment and their leaders. At the Senhouse Roman Museum in Maryport, see artefacts first hand, tombstones and altars from an internationally recognised collection.…

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June 2017

LAKELAND HISTORY & 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
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*NEW* This new Summer School offers a unique opportunity to discover at first hand some of the intriguing and often unique archaeological and historic sites in the Lake District and wider Cumbria. Based on daily minibus excursions to visit places as diverse as prehistoric stone circles, Roman Forts and medieval castles it will provide an excellent basis upon which to understand the way the Lake District and Cumbria has been settled over 5000 years. Daytime visits will be accompanied by…

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