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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WHAT IS FREEDOM OF THE WILL? DO WE HAVE IT?

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

Most people believe that they have freedom of the will. Philosophers, however, disagree over whether or not this belief is correct. In this short course, we will consider religious, scientific, ethical 

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HOLLYWOOD’S VIEW OF AMERICAN HISTORY 1914-1980

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

This course looks at Hollywood movies and extracts from them the history of the times in which they were made. While films such as Mr Smith Goes to Washington (1939), 

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PHILOSOPHY AND FILM

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

Immerse yourself in an intellectual sojourn as we navigate the interplay between existential philosophy and the visual language of film, where the profound meets the poetic to forge a unique 

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THE ICE AGE AND ITS AFTERMATH IN LAKELAND

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

Geological field trips (with some rough, possibly muddy footpaths and a little elevation close to the road) combined with evening lectures. Learn how to identify and understand glacial landforms and 

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THE LIFE OF BUILDINGS: PAST PRESENT FUTURES

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

In almost every town or village, there’s a building built, once upon a time, for a purpose that no longer exists. It might be a church without a congregation, a 

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