WATERLOO ASSOCIATION WEEKEND

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

The French Revolution and the worldwide conflict that ensued, which was only brought to an end by The Battle of Waterloo, retains a continuing fascination to this day. It was 

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SUNDAY LECTURE: RUSKIN AND THE PRE-RAPHAELITE WOMEN

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

John Ruskin’s attitude to Pre-Raphaelite women writers and artists reflected an unsympathetic age. The challenges faced by Christina Rossetti, Elizabeth Siddal, Georgiana Burne-Jones, Jane Morris, Evelyn de Morgan and Maria 

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REPRESENTING DEITIES IN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ART

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Ancient Egyptian gods are immediately recognisable on temple walls and in museum displays. But why did the Egyptians choose their distinctive hybrid human-animals forms, and what was the meaning behind 

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SECRET SOLWAY (SHORT WALKS)

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Take a journey through time exploring the lesser-known inner Solway estuary coast of both Cumbria and Dumfries & Galloway. This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Special Area 

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A HISTORY OF NATIONS AND PEOPLES: NORTH AMERICA

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

From the days of the Pilgrim Fathers to the War of Independence and the settlement of lands west of the Mississippi, the story of the two nations of North America 

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A HISTORY OF NATIONS AND PEOPLES: GERMANY

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

From tribal communities opposed by Rome but celebrated by Tacitus, to a confederation of States uniting as a single nation, Germany's story is irrevocably linked to the fate and fortunes 

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A WELCOME IN THE HILLS: REFUGEES IN CUMBRIA IN THE 1930s

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

During the 1930s, as today, Cumbria hosted many refugee communities. This course will investigate the stories of refugees who fled fascism in Spain, Czechoslovakia, Germany and Austria and who found 

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