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David Baker – (Space Science)

  • lifelong scientist from East Sussex, now author of hugely successful Haynes Manuals on Space
  • professional background is as a scientist and space systems engineer (sequentially!) with the US space programme and was with NASA for 30 years from the Apollo programme through to the Shuttle
  • also involved with some exotic aerospace projects along the way worldwide
  • PhD was in Earth and Planetary Studies majoring on the Moon
  • has been widely published (90+ books to date) and become a historian covering the development of the modern world from 1815 through industry, conflict and geopolitics of the late 20th century.
  • has also nurtured a working study of the development of humans including the neolithic period and the period of stone circles and the megalithic sites throughout the British Isles
  • currently editor of a space science magazine

The opportunity to get up close to and tap the unique knowledge of a true lifelong professional like David is one of the unique opportunities that only a place like Higham can offer. For anyone interested in the earth and its physical place in the universe, this is marvellous!

FEEDBACK FOLLOWING DAVID’S COURSES:
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“This was a very interesting and informative course, almost in tutorial conditions. As a layperson, I learned lots, but never felt out of my depth.”
“An outstanding speaker.”
“Excellent; I thoroughly recommend David who has a deep knowledge and a wonderful delivery style.”
“Well-researched by the speaker; high depth of knowledge under questioning; also covered the ‘human’ side of what was ‘scientific and engineering excellence’.”

Upcoming Courses

June 2017

EARTH: ITS 4.6 BILLION YEAR HISTORY

June 25th at 18:30 to June 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* A scientist’s (ex-NASA!) view of the evolving changes to the structure of the planet itself from the very beginning and to identify and trace the evolutionary changes to life in its many forms, the mass extinctions and the connection this has to an ever-changing climate. Dr David Baker (E. Sussex www.highamhall.com/david-baker) Residential: £240 Non-residential: £174 Includes a copy of David’s Haynes book Planet Earth Owners’ Workshop Manual. A companion to David's NEOLITHIC STONES course - attend both courses, get…

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NEOLITHIC STONE STRUCTURES & THEIR POSSIBLE INTERPRETATION

June 28th at 18:30 to June 30th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* With a little visit to nearby Castlerigg Stone Circle thrown in, a welcome opportunity to view the distant past from a more scientific angle. Dr David Baker (E. Sussex www.highamhall.com/david-baker) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 A companion to David's EARTH course - attend both, get FREE B&B for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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