Historic Towns & Landscapes with Wayne Bennett

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Course: Historic Towns & Landscapes with Wayne Bennett
Tutor: Wayne Bennett
Start Date: 13th August 2018
Start Time: 9.30am
End Date: 17th August 2018
End Time: 4.00pm
Res Fee (from): £826.00
Non Res Fee: £409.00 What's included?

Five days exploring a myriad of interesting landscapes and historic towns. We will consider the idea of landscape as a palimpsest - a sort of text from which we can read multiple stories - or whether this notion is too simplistic and too generalised to be meaningfully useful. Each day we will start with a short presentation highlighting our itinerary before we embark on our adventure. Our programme will be flexible to reflect the vagaries of the weather but expect to do some walking in order to experience a true sense of being in the countryside and in the landscape about us.

There will be a supplement of £139 for this course for residents towards the cost of transport and entrance fees.

This course is part of Week Two of the Dillington Summer School. Residents arrive for Tea on Sunday 12 August and depart after breakfast on Saturday 18 August. 

Tutor Information

Wayne Bennett

Wayne Bennett

After an initial training and career in the theatre (including working for over four years at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden) Wayne studied fine art and art history at Camberwell School of Art and Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, where he obtained a first class honours degree. For two years he worked for the Contemporary Art Society based at the Tate Gallery after which he moved to Dorset. For 23 years he led the team at Dillington House until his retirement in early 2015. He now divides his time between his many research interests - archaeology, cartography, cultural history, music and art. Wayne is Co-Director of the Dillington Summer School and continues to originate and tutor courses for Dillington and elsewhere. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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I had a wonderful afternoon at Dillington House - exactly the sort of audience that authors hope for when speaking about their books. The questions were not only well informed but enabled me to fill in the gaps left by my original talk. I look forward to going back. Lord Hattersley