At last, we have positive news. We aim to re-open the College for face-to-face courses from 7th September.
We are receiving enquiries for September 2020 and so we would like to make 7th September our date to look forward to. We wish to assure everyone that precautions will be put in place to help protect the health and safety of all students, hosts, staff and the local community.
It is possible the student experience may be a little different at first as restrictions are gradually lifted and we return to a more normal way of life, but we are committed to providing the best possible course for our students. Class sizes will be smaller and our social programme will be modified to respect social distancing and other guidelines. However, we aim to offer a busy programme and to make each student’s stay beneficial and enjoyable.
We are looking forward to re-opening our doors once again and to welcoming students and staff back to Hilderstone!
We are very proud that one of our former students, Dr. Zahra Tavassoli Zea, has published her first book, ‘Balzac Reframed: The Classical and Modern Faces of Éric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette’. Zahra studied here in 2011 and later obtained a PhD in History and Philosophy of Art from the University of Kent in Canterbury. Congratulations, Zahra!
Click on the video link below to hear Zahra talk about her book.
Teach your grandmother (how) to suck eggs
Give advice to somebody about something they know more about than you.
Water off a duck’s back
Criticisms, insults or warnings that have no effect on the person at whom they are directed.
Alive and kicking
To emphasise that someone or something continues to survive and is very active too.
Let the cat out of the bag
Tell people a secret by mistake or because of carelessness
a glimmer of hope
A very small sign that something we hope for may come true.
change your tune
Change your opinion, above all when you think this will give you an advantage.
Share the cost of something equally. Often refers to a meal.
the more the merrier
Something will be more enjoyable if a lot of people are there.