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Geoff & Fran Doel – (History & Literature Field Trips)

  • experienced and widely-published historians from Kent
  • Fran has an MA in Medieval Studies from UEA and was formerly an Associate Lecturer at University of Canterbury and Birkbeck College
  • Geoff has a literary PhD and is an Associate Lecturer for the University of Kent and The University of Christ Church Canterbury and has appeared on Time Team
  • Together, they have published 14 books, several on medieval topics, and run Summer Schools for The University of Durham
FEEDBACK FOLLOWING FAN AND GEOFF’S COURSES:
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“The lEctures were excellent in placing the poetry and art into a much wider context than I had expected. Benefitted greatly from both lecturer’s wide knowledge.”
“The course exceeded my expectations!”

 

April 2019

DISCOVER THE NORMANS

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

Themed talks and 2 half-day gentle guided trips out across the Lake District, including castles at Muncaster, Brougham and Brough. Explore Norman origins, effects of the Norman Conquest of England and the early resistance. Learn about four Norman rulers including William the Conqueror and Henry I. Explore cultural achievements like the Bayeux Tapestry, the Domesday Book, Cathedrals and Castles. Dr. Geoff Doel with Fran Doel, MA (Kent www.highamhall.com/geoff-fran-doel) Residential: £368 Non-residential: £269 inc. Field Trips, admissions & packed lunches, exc.…

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September 2019

EXPLORE THE LAKES – ANTIQUITIES AND TRADITIONS

September 15th at 18:30 to September 20th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Minibus Field Trips (with a little walking) exploring sites of the Lake District: ancient churches, stones, crosses, Arthurian, Roman and Viking locations; each tells a fascinating story. Includes Muncaster, Hadrian's Wall, Gosforth Cross, a Roman Fort and Maryport’s Senhouse Museum - and we hope to also ride a little train! Where feasible, we'll have hot lunch out! Dr. Geoff Doel with Fran Doel, MA (Kent www.highamhall.com/geoff-fran-doel) Residential: £525 Non-residential: £363 inc. Field Trips, Admissions and Lunches, exc. Refreshments out

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