Autumn Study Week 2024

Module: “The Divided Kingdom of Israel” (OLD06a)

“This module examines the history of Israel during its most turbulent period and considers its role among the surrounding nations. All is seen within the context of contemporary history and modern archaeology.”

Dates: 28th October to 1st November 2024

Autumn Study Week 2024 posterThis is a Study Week during which we will be offering our Module: “The Divided Kingdom of Israel” (OLD05a). This will be the seventh event of its kind that we have organised and, following the success of our previous residential weeks, we are very excited about the possibilities it offers. The event will begin with an evening meal on Monday and conclude on Friday morning. Classes will be held throughout Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The Study Week will be run along similar lines to our Study Weekends, inasmuch as we plan for an intensive study event, but being a residential event allows much more flexibility and opportunities for learning and spending time with one another.

If couples wish to come along but only one attend the classes, this will be fine. We do ask that all who enrol for the Module attend all the sessions as would be expected on a residential programme.

Though this is not a ‘Family’ event and falls within regular school term time, you are welcome to bring along young children, but you will need to entertain them separately during class times as no special provision is being made for them. Children under 5 years old are FREE (that is, they will not be charged!).

The event is open to all who wish to engage themselves in focused Bible study, and may be of particular interest to those already teaching within their local assemblies.

As for the cost … it is just £180 per person for the four nights including full board.

Location, accommodation and other details

Bassenfell Manor is located at the north east end of Bassenthwaite Lake in the Lake District. Directions can be found here.

If you will be travelling by train, there is a reliable bus service from the railway station in Penrith all the way to Bassenthwaite. Please let us know if you need more details.

Ariel_Manor rBassenfell Manor was built in 1842 by William Rathbone VI as a country residence for the Rathbone family. They were were devout Quakers, William Rathbone being a very close friend of Florence Nightingale. Basil Rathbone the actor (famous for his portrayal as Sherlock Holmes) was connected with Bassenfell and he probably spent some holidays at the manor, but never actually lived there (at least not on a permanent basis).

There are large meeting rooms and dining room on the ground floor. Sleeping accommodation is on the first and second floors in rooms sleeping from 2 to 5 people. Most rooms are ensuite, but those which are not have their own private bath/shower rooms. If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us before making a booking.

Teachers: Patrick Boyns, Jon Galloway, and Mark Hill (t.b.c.)

To download the Study Week Syllabus please click here.

To download a poster for this event, please click here.

Programme – 28thOctober to 1st November 2024


17.00 – Arrivals
19.00 – Tea/dinner
20.00 – Introductions
22.00 – Goodnight

Tuesday – Thursday:

07.30 – Morning devotions
08.00 – Breakfast
09.00 – Session 1
10.15 – Session 2
11.15 – Morning coffee
11.45 – Session 3
13.00 – Luncheon
13.45 – Free afternoon
16.45 – Session 4
18.00 – Tea/dinner
19.00 – Session 5
20.00 – Evening activities
22.00 – Good night


07.30 – Morning devotions
08.00 – Breakfast
09.00 – Final Session
10.15 – Pack up
11.00 – Departure

For further information, please see Syllabus here. Thank you.

What is on offer?

  • Quality time with those of like faith
  • Structured syllabus
  • Classroom based learning
  • Good food and mealtimes together
  • Beautiful scenery, regardless of weather
  • Evening activities/entertainment – provided by ourselves


ScribbleNumbers will be limited, though we are not anticipating this to be an issue. Places will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to join us, please complete the Registration Form. Thank you.