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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 2018

A HISTORY OF NATIONS AND PEOPLES: NORTH AMERICA

June 24th at 18:30 to June 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

From the days of the Pilgrim Fathers, to the War of Independence, to the settlement of lands west of the Mississippi, the story of the USA and Canada is a powerful and dramatic narrative about people seeking a new life and creating two new nations. Dr. David Baker (E. Sussex www.highamhall.com/david-baker) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 A companion to David's GERMANY course - attend both courses, get FREE Bed and Breakfast (only) for the day off in-between to do your own…

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A HISTORY OF NATIONS AND PEOPLES: GERMANY

June 27th at 18:30 to June 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

From tribal Communities opposed by Rome but celebrated by Tacitus, to confederation of States uniting as a single Nation, Germany's story is irrevocably linked to the fate and fortunes of European countries across centuries. Dr. David Baker (E. Sussex www.highamhall.com/david-baker) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 A companion to David's USA (North America) course - attend both courses, get FREE Bed and Breakfast (only) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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