General Interest Courses

Tai Ji Quan, and Qigong5th Aug to 7th Aug 2024
Tutor: Clare SkeltonMonday to Wednesday


Nurture yourself with three days of gentle exercise to enhance your health and well-being. These traditional Chinese health arts, Tai Ji Quan and Qigong (Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung), create stillness in the mind whilst increasing vitality and fitness. Your ability to relax, your flexibility, co-ordination and balance will improve with practice. Steve Gorwits (instructor with the Longfei Taijiquan Assoc GB, and a BCCMA L2 Coach) will be joining us for one day of the course, bringing his expertise to broaden your experience and to allow us to give you more individual attention. The course is open to everyone, no previous experience is necessary..... read more

"As usual, it was really enjoyable."  (Summer School 2019)

Dynasty - The Godwin Family12th Aug to 13th Aug 2024
Tutor: Richard StoneMonday to Tuesday


This two day history course will cover the story of three generations of one of the great noble families of 11th century England, from the dramatic rise to authority and influence of Earl Godwin of Wessex to King Harold and his sons, and their equally spectacular fall from power in the wake of the Norman Conquest..... read more

"As usual, Richard has given us an excellently researched and fascinating course." (Summer School 2019)