Summer School in Full Swing

The Dillington Summer School lasts for two weeks and is a veritable miscellany of lectures, visits and activities.  All the accommodation is taken and numbers are supplemented by those attending on a daily basis.  The comings and goings of the minibuses – usually loaded with tea and cake (as well as people) in the afternoons – adds to the sense of organised excitement.   Days are divided so you do one subject in the mornings and then something else in the afternoons.  Evenings are given over to some form of entertainment although even then there is sometimes are choice.

The programme for 2012 is already being formed with the Olympics holding centre stage.  Not only will it be possible view many of the key events but there will be a course on the history and culture of the modern Olympic movement.  But that’s next year.  The second week of this year’s programme is in full swing and everyone seems to be having a great time.  Let’s hope the weather remains good.  It makes all the difference.

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About Dillington Blog

My name is Wayne Bennett and I am the Director of Dillington House in Somerset. Dillington House is Somerset's residential centre for adult education as well as being one of south west England's premier locations for conferences and meetings. Dillington has an incredible reputation not just in Somerset but across the country. It has been in operation since 1950 and a focus of many cultural and artistic events across the decades. The place is an oasis for learning, thinking and debating ideas. In a world in which we seem to be so atomised the opportunity for coming together as human beings in a safe and inspirational setting has enormous value to individuals as well as communities. My job is enormously rewarding because of the creative possibilities and the challenges of making the place work without financial subsidy. I hope you will enjoy reading this blog and following the work of an extraordinary institution committed to excellence in everything it does.
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