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Darren Harper – (Philosophy, Literature & Creative Writing)

http://www.darrenharper.net
  • adult education tutor for Cumbria in Philosophy & Literature
  • college teacher in English
  • currently undertaking an MA in Philosophy
Aims to promote a deeper engagement with art, literature, philosophy and the world, using a juxtaposition of high and low culture to make classes engaging, as well as thought provoking.
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.”

Upcoming Courses

May 2017

WRITING FICTION: (EXTENDED WEEKEND)

May 26th at 18:30 to May 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* A residential creative writing course aimed at both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Lectures, writing exercises and individual tutorials, with uninterrupted writing time to enjoy in a beautiful rural retreat. You may opt out of scheduled lectures and exercises to continue work on an existing project, or attend all planned sessions to gain insight and inspiration. Limited spaces. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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June 2017

POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY: ARE WE ENSLAVED BY SOCIETY?

June 2nd at 18:30 to June 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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"Man is born free yet he is everywhere in chains." So said C18th Genevan Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Enjoy lectures and debate as we travel through two and a half millennia of political philosophy to consider if we are enslaved by society - relevant to all of us in these 'post-modern' times! Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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July 2017

WRITING FICTION (WEEKDAY)

July 25th at 18:30 to July 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* A residential creative writing course aimed at both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Lectures, writing exercises and individual tutorials - enjoy uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. Writers may opt out of scheduled lectures and exercises to continue work on an existing project, or attend all planned sessions to gain insight and inspiration. Limited spaces. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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September 2017

PLUNDER POETRY: THE LAKELAND ROMANTICS

September 1st at 18:30 to September 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* In the Lake District much of the greatest English poetry was created. The romantics allowed passion to overrule reason, held the self in higher regard than society and rediscovered the natural beauty of the landscape. Immerse yourself not only in their sublime poetry, but also in the locale which inspired them: the literary landscape of the Lakes. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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