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Dillington Summer School : Week One

Sun 4 Aug 2013 @ 8:00 - Sat 10 Aug 2013 @ 17:00


Out-and-about or Dillington based, create a learning holiday with a difference on one of our week long Summer Schools and learn with like-minded people whilst having fun, relaxing and rejuvenating. There are three weeks to choose from.

On offer during this week is a mixture of full day out-and-about courses and a full day art course, as well as some half day courses, all of which run from Monday to Friday.

Residents select a full day course or alternatively a morning and afternoon course, from the list below, and attend accordingly for the whole week.

Residents arrive for tea on Sunday and depart after breakfast on Saturday.
Each evening residents come together for dinner and, if your energy and sense of adventure allows, some entertainment – learned or otherwise.

Non Residents select either a full day course, one half day course or one morning and one afternoon course and attend accordingly for the whole week.

Non Residents – arrive for coffee and depart after tea each day.

Non Residents may book dinner in advance for any of the evenings (subject to availability) and stay on for the evening entertainment.

Summary of Courses – Week One
For further information about each course see the relevant residential course page.

Full Day Courses
Be a Better Painter with Clare du Vergier
Antiques Roadshow with Mark Coray (out and about)
Castles & Fortified Houses with Mike Hope & Wayne Bennett (out & about)

Morning Courses
Paris – The Tale of a Great City with Chris Pollard
Monastic Houses of England with Tim Porter
A World By Itself: Five Novels From the Different Lands of the British Isles with Liz Merry
The Patchwork of Your Life: Writing Workshop with Elizabeth Hawksley

Afternoon Courses
Ten Great Operas with Chris Pollard
Medieval Art & Music with Tim Porter
London – A Nation Not a City with Dr Paul McDonald

Non Resident Fees
(Mon – Fri only)
5 Full Days £291(includes a three- course lunch and refreshments)
5 Half Days £184 (includes a three- course lunch and refreshments)

Our week long Summer Schools run over three weeks. The second week runs in the same format as above and the third week is designed for those with a spring in their step; entitled Summer School Active the programme has a simpler format and gets us all out of the classroom for days out

For further information about Week 2 and Week 3 of the Summer School please contact Dillington House.


Sun 4 Aug 2013 @ 8:00
Sat 10 Aug 2013 @ 17:00
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01460 258 648


Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
01460 258 648