HeritageEvents

21
FEB
WW2 A Childrens War
Bourne Hall Museum Childrens Club

Could youdeliver messages in an air raid during the blackoutDiscover how to put out one of the fire bombs that were dropped in their tens of thousands on Epsom during the war. Try to play fag cards just like wartime…

21
FEB
Talk: The Wilts and Berks Canal - Paul Joyce
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

The Wilts & Berks Canal opened in 1810 and links the Kennet and Avon Canal at Semington near Melksham to the River Thames at Abingdon. It was abandoned in 1914 hastened by the collapse of Stanley aqueduct in 1901 but…

24
FEB
The Rage: The Vicious Circle of Islamist and Far R
Conway Hall

This talk explores the interaction between the new far right and Islamist extremists and considers the consequences for the global terror threat. Julia Ebner argues that far right and Islamist extremist narratives ‐ The West is at war with Islam…


27
FEB
Southampton Ghost Tour
Outside Tudor House

Right from the start you will be gripped by the many ghostly stories from Southamptons eerie past. The tours include live actors who take on the part of Southamptons most notorious ghosts including the owner of Tudor House Sir John…

28
FEB
FORUM, a celebration of women in architecture talk
RIBA

Ahead of the annual Women in Architecture awards Luncheon on 1 March The Architectural Review and the Architects Journal in partnership with RIBA will celebrate the best design by female architects from around the world.Join the discussion with four emerging…

01
MAR
An Audience with Robert Pires
Fitzjohn's Primary School

Listen to stories untold before about the great Arsenal teams of the early 2000s including the title‐winning Invincibles. Ask questions you have always wanted to ask in an intimate atmosphere. There will also be lots of opportunities for photos and…

01
MAR
Jack the Ripper : The Real Truth
The Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre

Trevor Marriott is a retired British Police murder squad detective and leading Ripper expert who since 2002 has been conducting a cold case investigation into The Whitechapel Murders of 1888 which were attributed to a fearsome unknown killer who came…

03
MAR
Out of the Box
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Every first Sunday of the month we will be revealing an item out of the box from our collection. Each of the items we reveal will not have previously been on display. This is a great opportunity to see some…

07
MAR
If Hats Could Talk: What Story Would They Tell?
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Luton Culture presentsA hat isnt just a hat Discover the life stories behind the making of hats in this fascinating talk by hat industry historian Veronica Main.If a hat could talk it would tell the most amazing stories of where…

09
MAR
Talk - Smiths Coaches of Reading - Paul Lacey
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Smiths Coaches of Reading were an integral part of the local scene for six decades as well as being seen all over the county on excursions tours and seasonal coastal expresses. This is the story of how the enterprise developed…

10
MAR
Thinking on Sunday: Digital Control
Conway Hall

Our contemporary age is confronted by a profound contradiction: on the one hand our lives as workers consumers and citizens have become ever more monitored by new technologies. On the other big business and finance become increasingly less regulated and…

12
MAR
Guided Walk - Historic Reading with Terry Dixon
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Terry has been running Reading Walkabouts for almost three years with great feedback from those who have attended. He offers a fact packed but easy going walk exploring Readings history. This is a 2 mile walk around Reading which will…

14
MAR
Wanted: Educated Women of Culture
Royal College of Nursing

During the late nineteenth century hospital trustees in Philadelphia actively recruited British nurse superintendents to administer their newly established hospitals and nurse training schools in an attempt to raise the status of their institutions. The British nurses who responded varied…

16
MAR
Remembering Women of the World Wars: Guided Walk
RCN Scotland

Take a guided walk to learn more about the role of Edinburghs local women during the World Wars.Hear how the Spanish flu pandemic affected the people of Edinburgh and learn about the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and their work caring…

16
MAR
Workshop - Where there's a will there's a relative
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

With tutors: Chad Hanna and Gillian Stevens.This workshop will look at wills pre and post 1858 plus other probate documents such as inventories administrations and death duties. Find out their benefits for family historians and where to locate them. The…

17
MAR
Thinking on Sunday: The Science of Conversation
Conway Hall

We spend much of our day talking. Yet we know little about the conversational engine that drives our everyday lives. We are pushed and pulled around by language far more than we realise yet are seduced by stereotypes and myths…

18
MAR
Thinking on Monday: Making Evil - The Science Behi
Conway Hall

Why do we think and do evil What can science teach us about why humans do bad things And what do our reactions to deviance teach us about ourselvesDrawing together science psychology and philosophy Dr Julia Shaw unlocks the intricacies…

19
MAR
Winchester Ghost Tour
Royal Oak, Royal Oak Passage,

Our guides will take you on a journey around the citys historic streets sharing its many secrets with you. Youll hear about the bloody plots of treason horrific deaths and tales of dark deeds that all took place.Along the way…

19
MAR
RIBA + VitrA Talk: Emre Arolat
RIBA

Emre Arolat is a co‐founder of Emre Arolat Architecture one of the largest architectural practices in Turkey with offices in Istanbul London and New York. Emre Arolat joins us to discuss recent projects including the Sancaklar Mosque in Istanbul that…

20
MAR
Hot Flushes: Menopause History
Royal College of Nursing

In 1936 Marie Stopes argued that the crises of a womans life had been much debated by male medical writers and perhaps the most artificially created crisis had been her change: the menopause. Join us for a taboo‐shattering look at…

23
MAR
Ruthless Romans
Bourne Hall Museum Childrens Club

Discover what it was like to be a Roman soldier having to serve for 25 years before receiving your generous pension ‐ if you survived Learn about the weapons and tactics that made the Legions so effective and so feared.…

23
MAR
Get The Guy - Transform Your Love Life, London
Amba Hotel Marble Arch

Get The Guy UK events team welcomes women looking for dating advice and ladies who just want to gain confidence to apply in other areas of their life too. In one afternoon you will learn; our best tried‐and‐tested secrets that…

24
MAR
Craft fair and fun dog show
The Brickworks Museum

A special craft market to kick start the season. A chance to buy unusual presents for all the family. Southampton & District Transport Heritage Trust will be putting on a display of their buses. The popular Fun Dog Show will…

31
MAR
Mothers Day Sunday Roast
The House at Shuttleworth

To celebrate Mothers Day all Mums will receive complimentary entry for two voucher to visit The Swiss Garden.Guests will be able to have a self‐guided tour of The House and view the historic rooms.…

31
MAR
Mothering Sunday Garden Tours
The Swiss Garden

Enjoy a guided tour of this lovely garden and see spring highlights as well as finding out a bit more about its history and recent restoration. Free with garden admission.Venue: The Swiss Garden The Swiss Garden Shuttleworth Biggleswade Biggleswade SG18…

04
APR
Talk - Heroes of Woodley Airfield by Joy Pibworth
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Woodley Airfield is associated with many important people from the history of aviation. Some of these such as Amy Johnson Douglas Bader Charles Lindburgh and the Miles family are household names others are less well‐known. The talk last for around…

05
APR
Beginners' Family History Course
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Find out where to start how to progress and good research practice. Learn how to work with core records of civil registration censuses parish registers and modern wills. Followed by an introduction to other records of interest to participants. …

06
APR
World At War Weekend
The Helicopter Museum

A chance to meet the troops of various world conflicts hold authentic weaponry and view some rare wartime memorabilia.There will be over 120 re‐enactors on site alongside over 30 wartime vehicles artillery pieces and a massive living history encampment all…

06
APR
The Little Grand Tour
Waddesdon Manor

Just for children aged between 7 and 12 year old enter the House before it opens to the public and see the beautiful detailed Dutch paintings in our Morning Room and discover the amazing portraits by Gainsborough and Reynolds. Waddesdon…

07
APR
Denial, Denialism and Post-Denialism - Why is Spea
Conway Hall

The truth hurts. We cannot always acknowledge our desires ‐ even to ourselves. So we deny them. And sometimes we go further: The term denialism describes a cluster of alternative forms of knowledge including Holocaust denial global warming denial anti‐vaxxers…

10
APR
John Singer Sargent's People
Outside National Portrait Gallery

During the late Victorian and Edwardian period American painter John Singer Sargent created beautiful portraits of members of London society. This two hour walk looks at the people who he painted and tells their story and why John Singer Sargent…

10
APR
Sewers and Toilets - How London Tackled its Sanita
Farringdon Underground

Sewers andToilets ‐ How London Solved its Sanitation Problems‐ Walking TourIn the fifty years between 1801 and 1851 Londons population almost tripled the largest city the world had ever seen ‐ and creatinghuge public health challenges. Outbreaks of Cholera and…

12
APR
Spring Walk & Lunch with the Head Gardener
The Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth

Enjoy lunch in the lovely Garden Room with an opportunity to chat informally to senior members of the garden team who can answer questions about what youve seen on the tour and developments in the garden.Highlights include swathes of daffodils…

13
APR
An Audience with Henry V111
Bourne Hall Museum Children Club

Thrust into the forefront following the death of his brother King Henry VIII became one of the most iconic of Englands monarchs. Enjoy an audience with the King and listen to his tales of court politics and his likes and…

13
APR
Walking the Hidden River Fleet
Hampstead Tube Station

Thousands of people crossthe River Fleet every day but few of them realise it. The Fleet is mostly hidden underground today but Footprints of London guides Rob Smith andJenni Bowleywill be following its course from the springs of Hampstead to…

14
APR
Afternoon Tea
The House at Shuttleworth

The House will be open from 09.30 with guests encouraged to learn more about this interesting building. Explore the rooms and find out about the Shuttleworth Family and Old Warden Park.The House a Grade II Jacobean style home built in…

14
APR
Visit The House
The House at Shuttleworth

The House will be open between 09:3012:30 giving you a chance to explore the rooms the grounds and see other areas not normally open to public.This is a self‐guided open house if you wish to book a guided…

16
APR
FLINT KNAPPING
Bourne Hall Museum Childrens Club

11am12.30pm and 2pm3.30pm learn to shape flints like the ancient Stone Age craftsmen and discover the lost art of making stone tools. As part of a small group under the tuition of master flint knapper James Dilley enjoy the opportunity…

18
APR
Cave Painting
Bourne Hall Museum Childrens Club

11am‐to 12.pm & 2pm‐to 3.pmIn the deep time of prehistory early men crawled down into thedarkest caves and used light from primitive candles to paintpictures of themselves and the animals they hunted.They left behind a vivid record of their way…

20
APR
Cumbria Easter Rally
Kirkby Stephen

The Cumbria Easter Rally the UKs biggest free rally of classic commercial vehicles turns 21 on Easter weekend Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April 2019 when the quintessential event returns to Kirkby Stephen and Brough. Held at some of the…

20
APR
Czech Shoes and Mucking Flats - along the Thames a
East Tilbury Station

This is theninth in a series of walks along the Thames from London to the sea.This walk starts at the Essex village of East Tilbury. In the 1930s the Czech footwear firm BATA opened a factory in the village a…

21
APR
Spring Steam Up
The Brickworks Museum

The big steam up for2019 with the whole outside display area will again be full of steam exhibits including resident and visiting full size traction engines scaled miniature engines. A chance to immerse yourself in a Victorian engineering setting for…

22
APR
Bring a Picnic Bank Holiday Garden Tours
The Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth

Also enjoy a rare opportunity to picnic within the garden. Free with garden admission.…

28
APR
Thinking on Sunday: London Housing - Corruption an
Conway Hall

George Turner is an investigative journalist and housing campaigner. In 2015 he took the Secretary of State Shell Oil Canary Wharf Group the Mayor of London and Lambeth Council to the Court of Appeal over plans build 7 new skyscrapers…

12
MAY
Cadillacs and Copters
The Helicopter Museum

View a large display of American Cars and Trucks alongside the worlds largest helicopter collection. Climb aboard a Vietnam Huey and have the controls explained to you by an experienced guide.…

18
MAY
Beside the Seaside
The Storehouse

Everyone is welcome to attend this one day conference organised by the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology SLHA Talks will include: The 1953 Flood at Sutton on Sea Presented by Sue Leese Skegness Portrayed Presented by Chris HewisLincolnshire Coastal…

26
MAY
Victoriana & Steampunk @ the Brickworks
The Brickworks Museum

Steampunk and the only remaining steam powered Victorian brickworks in the countrya match made in heaven Come along and see what it is all about. We are supported by Gosport Steampunk Society who help to ensure a really…

27
MAY
cheese rolling
Brockworth cheese rolling

The world famous tradition dating back before the 1800s where competitors chase an 8lb cheese down a steep hill winner wins the cheese 4 downhill 1 womens 3 mens 3 uphill races 2 childrens ages split and 1 adults race…

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