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Weekend Breaks 2005

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.

They are taught by professional archaeologists and historians 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.

Most of our Lincoln-based courses are 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 facility combining the best of modern teaching facilities with the charm of a truly historic building.

Every weekend break begins with a wine reception on the Friday evening, which gives you a chance to meet us and the other people on your course. 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. Accommodation, the wine reception, tea and coffee breaks and the Saturday 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!

Story of Lincoln: 2,000 Years of History
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.
17-19 June 2005

The Wonderful Windmills of Lincolnshire
This weekend tour will take in a number of mills including some that will be specially opened for our visit. The tour, using an executive minibus, will also provide an excellent opportunity to experience the varied landscape of the Lincolnshire countryside.
21-23 October 2005

An Introduction to Archaeology
If 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.
20-22 May 2005

Looking at Archaeological Finds
This 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.
7-9 October 2005

Discovering the Roman Army in Britain
What better place to learn about the Roman army in Britain than the great city of Lincoln with its dramatic archaeological remains and origins as a legionary fortress. This weekend will appeal to those with no prior knowledge of the Roman army and those who wish to widen their understanding of the Roman military machine.
6-8 May 2005

Telling Tales: Writing Historical Fiction
This unique course will include not only writing workshops under the guidance of a specialist 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 novel an historical one?
18-20 March 2005

Hidden Churches and Chapels of Lincolnshire
This 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.
15-17 April 2005

The Lost Medieval Villages of Lincolnshire
Did plague, pestilence and famine really cause the decline of many of Lincolnshire's medieval villages or was it all down to the activities of grasping landowners? Come to Lincoln and explore the facts. Lincolnshire has a wealth of excellent Deserted Medieval Villages set in unspoilt countryside, visiting these sites will form the centre-piece of this weekend.
16-18 September 2005

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