Weekend and Midweek Breaks 2006

Our breaks and courses cater for anyone and everyone who is interested in the past. Scroll down to see the exciting range of activities that are on offer.

Class based talk on history of LincolnOur breaks are all taught by professional archaeologists, historians, writers, artists and photographers who are not only expert in their chosen field but also committed to education and life-long learning. They all enjoy sharing their knowledge and always do so in a friendly and supportive way. Our tutors will always be on hand to provide whatever explanation and guidance you may need. Our courses are always taught in small groups, never more than 16 people.

Lincoln-based courses are usually taught in the Lincoln Cathedral Centre, formerly the Old Sub-Deanery. The building has recently undergone a major rebuilding programme to create a purpose built education suite combining the best of modern teaching facilities with the charm of a truly historic building.

The Lincoln Cathedral CentreEvery break begins with a wine reception, which gives you a chance to meet us and the other people on your course in a relaxed atmosphere. This is followed by an introductory lecture. We also meet up on the Saturday evening to enjoy dinner in one of Lincoln's fine local restaurants (on our midweek breaks the dinner is on the Tuesday evening). Accommodation, the wine reception, tea and coffee breaks and the course dinner are all inclusive within the course fee, making your weekend break excellent value for money. Non-participating partners are always welcome and may take part in some aspects of the weekend for little or no additional charge; please contact us for more details.

No previous experience is required to take part in our courses ... you need only bring your enthusiasm!

Discover Historic Lincoln Weekend Early medieval stonebuilt house - 'Jew's House', Lincoln This course will guide you through the fascinating 2,000 years of Lincoln's archaeology and history. The weekend will include talks, walks and guided visits to many of the City's monuments and historic buildings.
16-18 June 2006
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The Wonderful Windmills of Lincolnshire Alford WindmillThis weekend tour will take in a number of mills including some that will be specially opened for our visit. The tour will also provide an excellent opportunity to experience the varied landscape of the Lincolnshire countryside.
27-29 October 2006
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An Introduction to Archaeology StonehengeIf you are fascinated by archaeology and want to know more about it, but don't know how to start, then this down-to-earth introduction is the course for you. We have put together a weekend break that will give you a taste of many differing aspects of British archaeology.
19-21 May 2006
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Looking at Archaeological Finds Pottery sherds collected by field walkingThis weekend is a great chance to look at some of the different types of archaeological finds that can be found during excavation or field walking. All the sessions on the course will be led by practising finds specialists and there will be plenty of opportunities to handle artefacts.
17-19 November 2006
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Archaeological Fieldwalking Weekend Fieldwalking in Lincolnshire Field walking is an important but relatively simple method of surveying the countryside for archaeological remains. This course commences with an introductory talk followed by a full day of field walking with our expert tutors. There will also be an informative pottery identification workshop.
29 September - 1 October 2006
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Telling Tales: Writing Historical FictionHistorical fiction imageThis unique course will include not only writing workshops under the guidance of a specialist creative writing tutor but also talks about historical time, place and sources by a professional historian. It is said everyone has one good novel in them, but is your's an historical one?
24-26 March 2006
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Hidden Churches and Chapels of Lincolnshire Goltho Church, Tudor in date and redundantThis course will take you on a tour of the best of the small, hidden and little known parish churches dating from the early medieval period onwards. We will also include visits to some of the early non- conformist and Methodist chapels some of which John Wesley preached at.
28-30 April 2006
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Exploring Historic Architecture Timber-framed medieval merchants house and cathedral in background, LincolnThis midweek break is suitable for anyone who has an interest in historic buildings. We will begin by looking at the basics of architectural form. But most of the break will be spent exploring the range of architecture displayed by the wonderful historic buildings of Lincoln.
10-11 October 2006
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Shooting the Past: Heritage Photography Lincoln CathedralThis midweek break, led by a professional photographer, is designed to make you more confident behind the lens – regardless of prior experience or equipment. Working in small groups, against the fantastic backdrop of Lincoln Cathedral, our tutor will take you through the essentials of heritage photography and you'll go home with some great pictures.
6-7 June 2006
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Watercolours: Painting Historic Buildings Watercolour image of Lincoln Cathedral's Wren LibraryCome to Lincoln and be inspired. Spend a weekend learning how to use watercolours to capture the essence of historic buildings. With the help of an expert tutor this course will explore the skills and methods needed to create beautiful paintings of historic buildings. The weekend will focus on practical skills through tutored workshops in the magnificent setting of historic Lincoln.
16-18 June 2006
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The Medieval World Medieval Dance of Death imageThis course provides an insight into the medieval world of England, its people and society. Together we will explore the great achievements of medieval society but also experience the gulf that existed between the rich and the poor with visits to a deserted medieval village, parish churches, Bishops' Palace and royal castle.
16-18 September 2006
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Bespoke Weekends Clients enjoying a Lindum Heritage study breakNow’s your chance to bring your group to Lincoln for an archaeology, history or creative break and let Lindum Heritage take the strain. We are happy to provide tailor-made all inclusive weekends for local archaeology or history societies, U3A, OU, writers and artists groups, windmill enthusiasts, aviation heritage groups, or private groups.
Anytime during 2006
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