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Darren Harper – (Philosophy & Philosophical Writing)

Adult education tutor for Cumbria in Philosophy & Literature, college teacher in English and currently reading for an MA in Philosophy

With Darren’s help, we aim to enable students to develop a deeper engagement with the world, using a juxtaposition of high and low culture, and a variety of sources including film and literature) to make classes engaging, as well as thought provoking.

 

 

Darren is now focusing on two aspects related to Philosophy:

  • The study of ways of thinking
  • The expression of thinking

We design our courses to meet the expectations of three particular types of student:

  • those who already have undergone some Philosophy studies including those who feel ready to tackle the meaty stuff
  • those who would enjoy a user-friendly introduction to themes. Look out especially for Darren’s courses titled THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO…
  • those who wish to express thoughts on paper through PHILOSOPHICAL WRITING

Connect with Darren:

http://www.darrenharper.net
FEEDBACK FOLLOWING DARREN’S COURSES:
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“Great, just what I wanted. Super tutor.”
“I thought this was a wonderful course! The tutor was engaging, enthusiastic and thoroughly prepared…” “… (A) Life-enhancing weekend. So good to made made to think so deeply.”
“Really enjoyed this course, got me thinking and also made me read a genre that I had not tackled before. Thankyou.”
“A very stimulating and enjoyable course. Darren is a very engaging tutor who was well organised and constantly encouraging.”
“I’ve been meaning to develop my thinking skills and this helps me do just that. Darren makes it enjoyable and extremely worthwhile. I feel like I actually know something now, thanks.”
“Very enjoyable even though some of the concepts are challenging, Darren helped us to understand them properly.”
“A super stretch for my mind! Good to discuss and know others thoughts and opinions as well.”

February 2020

WRITING FICTION: SECOND AND THIRD PERSON POINT OF VIEW AND THE EPIPHANY

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

For both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Lectures, exercises and individual tutorials with uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. Opt out as you wish to continue work on an existing project, or attend all sessions to gain insight and inspiration. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Limited Spaces

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THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO PINTER

February 28th at 18:30 to March 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A Nobel Prizewinner, Harold Pinter was one of our most influential modern British dramatists. Darren will show you why he will continue to be so respected. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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March 2020

PHILOSOPHY: THE MYSTIQUE OF EXISTENTIALISM

March 31st at 18:30 to April 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Now Darren tackles the human condition that thinkers the likes of Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche and Jean-Paul Sartre dwelt upon and themselves influenced much that came after. We’ll try to avoid any angst! Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Limited Spaces

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May 2020

THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO C.S. LEWIS

May 1st at 18:30 to May 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 1 May - 13:30 Mon 4 May 2020 Learn more about the thinking of author, essayist and Christian apologist who wrote The Chronicles of Narnia as an allegory of Good and Evil. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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June 2020

PHILOSOPHY: BUT IS IT ART?

June 12th at 18:30 to June 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 12 Jun - 13:30 Sun 14 Jun 2020 Well, here's an interesting question to have some fun with. No expertise required, simply an enquiring mind and the desire to enjoy considering the way others view aspects of the world. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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July 2020

WRITING FICTION: SETTING AND SENTENCES

July 14th at 18:30 to July 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Tue 14 Jul - 13:30 Fri 17 Jul 2020 Develop and enhance your Writing skills in a friendly, easy-going workshop atmosphere. Enjoy time to work alongside helpful advice and discussion of effective examples to use as inspiration. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 Some brief preliminary material will be sent out with Course Programme.

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September 2020

THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO ORWELL AND 1984

September 25th at 18:30 to September 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 25 Sep - 13:30 Mon 28 Sep 2020 Well-known, but sometimes only fleetingly referrred to, 1984 was a masterpiece of its time. Visions of a society which, to some extent, we now inhabit. Enjoy delving deeper with gentle discussion and shared insights. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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