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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.”

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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