HeritageEvents

20
OCT
Combe Mill `In Steam` Sun 20th October 2019
Combe Mill

COMBE MILLin STEAM 20thOctober 2019Themed:‐ Woodcrafts at CombeCome and see an interesting range of demonstrations of wood craft.There will be demonstrations by hurdle makers…

20
OCT
Pre-Concert Talk: Peter Quantrill - Small Steps an
Conway Hall

To tie in with the Bloomsbury Festival which is taking place at Conway Hall during the weekend journalist and musicologist Peter Quantrill discusses the development of the string quartet and its early pioneers.This FREE event will be followed by the…

21
OCT
Thinking on Monday: Behind Closed Doors: Sex Educa
Conway Hall

One thing we know for certain is that sex is personal: perhaps the most intimate thing of all. But sex is also shaped by a complicated web of cultural social and political forces outside of ourselves.Fear‐mongering moral panic and outdated…


24
OCT
The city of tomorrow
Royal Geographical Society

Join our panel to examine and discuss alternative visions of urban futures. We will cover planning sustainability governance and new technology leaving you with a sense of how everyday city life is being reimagined by geographers.Venue: Royal Geographical Society 1…

24
OCT
The history of Reading Gaol - Talk
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

County Archivist and Berkshire Family History Society Vice‐President Mark Stevens explores the history of the prison from the Georgian period until its first closure in 1920. Find out about the separate system of hard labour hard board and hard fare…

24
OCT
Grayson Perry Live - The Handlebars of Life
Shoreditch Town Hall

Ive spent a lot longer on two wheels than I ever have in a dress. In this one‐off talk for the charity Sustrans I will be talking about my almost spiritual relationship to cycling and making observations about its present‐day…

25
OCT
Exmoor Stargazing Break
Yarn Market Hotel

A residential break to see the Dark Skies of Exmoor. The speaker for the break is Bob Mizon MBE. FRAS who is also an author and planetarium operator. Each night will include an excursion to an area within the Exmoor…

25
OCT
Sacred Somerset Churches Break
Yarn Market Hotel

Devised in conjunction with the Diocese of Bath and Wells the break includes visiting local churches of Exmoor and Somerset on Saturday and Sunday and talks on the area and the work of the Diocese. The package includes 2 nights…

26
OCT
Autumn Half-Term Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old textile mill steam engines some of the machines which once powered the cotton mills and woolen mills of the north of England. Our oldest engine is now 180 years old and most…

27
OCT
Autumn steam up and Halloween
The Brickworks Museum

The whole outside display will again be full of steam exhibits including resident and visiting full size traction engines scaled miniature engines stationary power plants fairground organs etc. right down to table top steam model displays. The very popular traction…

30
OCT
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…

30
OCT
Norman Knights at the Castle
Arundel Castle

Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the garrison of the then Earl of Arundel Robert de Belleme as the troops train in preparation to receive the forces of Kind Henry I in the Duke Henry Courtyard.This two‐day event will…

30
OCT
Magical Marks & Graffiti Tours
Haddon Hall

Delve into the mediaeval mind set and explore the history behind Haddon Halls extensive range of Apotropaic Marks known colloquially as Witches Marks. These magical marks were believed to have the power to avert evil spirits and malign influences and…

30
OCT
Halloween walk on the dark side
BourneHall Museum

Hear tales of local folk who wont stay dead ghostly coach crashes and discover the story of Joan Butts Ewells which.Are you brave enough to dare to tread where the resurrection Men once stood whilst you learn about their grisly…

31
OCT
Halloween arts and crafts
Bourne Hall Museum Children Club

Hear some grizzly historic stories and have creative fun making Halloween arts and craftsTwo sessions 10.30am to 12pm and 1pm to 2.30pm…

01
NOV
The Swiss Garden at Night
The Swiss Garden

See magnificent cedars ancient oaks ponds bridges and rustic buildings beautifully highlighted using a variety of lights and re‐visit Lord Ongleys lamp‐lit Regency garden which so impressed contemporary visitors that it was described as a fairyland in the 1830s.Crafts in…

02
NOV
Tower Bridge Behind the Scenes Tours 2019
Tower Bridge

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Tower BridgeBack by popular demand is the Behind the Scenes Tours of Londons defining landmark offering visitors the chance to experience the inner workings of the famous river crossing…

03
NOV
Festival of Remembrance
The Town House Hamilton

Armed Forces personnel cadets religious leaders schools musicians and local politicians from across Lanarkshire will come together in remembrance at this annual festival.The first half of the programme will showcase the talent of our young people with a range of…

05
NOV
Pioneering Women for a Pioneering Act
RCN Library and Heritage Centre

Dr Alison ODonnell explores the Royal College of Nursing archive to give a history of the pioneering women involved in the passing of the Registration Act in 1919 including College secretary Mary Rundle co‐founder Sarah Swift and founding member Rachael…

05
NOV
Guerrilla Tactics 2019: Understanding the Develope
Royal Institute of British Architects

The conference will help small practices understand the developer mind‐set and the cost of the decisions they make on clients behalf while giving them the tools and tactics to enrich their role as architect‐developers.Conference DayTuesday 5 NovemberDelegates will gain a…

06
NOV
From Maggots to Matrons
RCN Library and Heritage Centre

From maggots to matrons enemas to egg white and oxygen generations of nurses reminisce about a profession steeped in tradition. Claire Laurents Rituals & Myths in Nursing: A Social History Pen & Sword 2019 explores the history behind those rituals…

06
NOV
Perspectives on Collecting: A four-part Series
Strawberry Hill House & Garden

Strawberry Hill Trust hosts a four‐part lecture series exploring perspectives on collecting from renowned speakers Dr. David Starkey historian and presenter. Tim Knox Director of the Royal Collection Martin Caiger‐Smith author and Head of the MA Curating the Art Museum…

07
NOV
Everest on film
Royal Geographical Society

From the first moving footage of the mountain captured by John Noel in 1922 to the celebrations surrounding the successful ascent in 1953 join us for an evening which celebrates the films and film‐makers who brought us the first dramatic…

09
NOV
The Romans are coming
Bourne Hall Gardens

Discover what life was like in Roman Ewell find out what they eat and how they cooked it also even taste it Try out some beauty treatments. If you are feed up with Ewell join the Roman army and see…

09
NOV
Murder at Reading Gaol Talk
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

This is the second of the societys talks ths quarter focusing on Reading Gaol. Crime writer and Berkshire Family History Society Vice‐President Angela Buckley will share stories of the Victorian inmates of Reading Prison including the nefarious acts of baby…

10
NOV
Helicopter Museum Car Shows
The Helicopter Museum

View a display of classic modified and performance cars around the iconic WWII Control Tower and Pilots Block.South West Street Kings ‐ June 30thStance West Modified Cars ‐ July 20thVintage Wheels ‐ Sept 29th Performance Car MeetNovember 10th…

10
NOV
Pre-Concert Talk: Robert Hugill - A History of the
Conway Hall

British composer journalist and lecturer Robert Hugill returns to Conway Hall for a FREE Pre‐Concert Talk exploring the Cinderella Effect that occurred with the emergence of Mozarts piano quartet. Intended for amateurs but in fact far too difficult Mozarts first…

13
NOV
Are campuses safe? A Tortoise ThinkIn
Sheffield Hallam University

A lot of conversations about universities now focus on how safe a space they are ‐ but what are the priorities that we should be focussing on. We all want universities that are free from violence harassment and bullying but…

16
NOV
Suffragettes Workshop with Dr Margaret Simons
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Interested in the subject of votes for women or have a family connection to the suffragette movement Discover the wealth of information available from: The National Archives newspapers oral histories diaries personal papers photographs and film footage. All add to…

19
NOV
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…

20
NOV
In Conversation with the History Team
Warwick Castle

In Conversation with the History Team is an exclusive evening event discussing the castles wide and varied history held in our State Dining RoomEnjoy an evening of historical discovery in the grounds of Warwick Castle which will explore various aspects…

21
NOV
The history of Reading's Hospitals - Talk
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Discover the history of Reading Hospitals from 1837 to the present day in this fascinating talk by Lionel Williams. The talk mainly focuses on the Royal Berkshire Hospital which opened on London Road Reading in 1839 but also includes some…

24
NOV
Christmas at the Brickworks
The Brickworks Museum

Love the Christmas Market One of our busiest events with over 50 craft stalls. There will be activities for children and Father Christmas has promised to call in. There will be a display of Meccano to inspire budding engineers. The…

26
NOV
Activism, Nursing and Womens Rights: Then and N
RCN Library and Heritage Centre

The early twentieth century was an important time for nursing activism. Nurses were involved in the campaign for womens suffrage in 1918 and the introduction of nursing registration in 1919. For the 100th anniversary of registration hear from two experts…

29
NOV
Geographical lates: COP25 climate talks
Royal Geographical Society

As the world convenes for major climate talks in Chile get a sense of being there without the airfare. Drop in and hear inspiring stories as our speakers discuss the way forward and what you can do. Get face‐to‐face with…

30
NOV
Christmas Book Market
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Following the success of last years event. Thechance to purchase those Christmas bargains quality pre‐loved and new books on family local and social history at prices to suit all purses. Also historic maps and family history data CDs.The…

05
DEC
Reading's Nineteenth Century Schools - Talk
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

In the nineteenth century churches and individuals were the main benefactors setting up local schools until in 1871 when the local authority in Reading also became involved in the provision of education through Reading School Board. Local historian and Victorian…

06
DEC
Dunster by Candlelight break
Yarn Market Hotel

Stay at our hotel in Dunster for this very special weekend where Dunster steps back in time the streets are closed to traffic the village lit by candlelight with shops open late a candlelit parade street entertainers carol singing brass…

08
DEC
Pre-Concert Talk: Robert Hugill - The Fascinating
Conway Hall

British composer journalist and lecturer Robert Hugill returns to Conway Hall for a free Pre‐Concert Talk exploring the invention and evolution of the saxophone.When it was invented by Adolphe Saxe the saxophone was only one of a number of instruments…

13
DEC
Candlelit Evening Tours
Canons Ashby House

Join us for a special after‐hours tour around the decorated house as a fascinating festive treat. Youll be welcomed with a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie followed by an atmospheric tour around some of the main rooms…

14
DEC
A World War 2 Christmas
Bourne Hall Museum Children Club

Many men were fighting abroad in the armed forces or were being held as prisoners of war. Women might also be away in the services or carrying out war work. Many children spent Christmas away from home as evacuees.…

28
DEC
Winter Warm-Up
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old textile mill steam engines some of the machines which once powered the cotton mills and woolen mills of the north of England. Our oldest engine is now 180 years old and most…

12
MAR
Geographical journeys: microlectures
Royal Geographical Society

An evening packed with tales of adventure and discovery to entertain and inspire.Discussion encouraged afterwards in the bar.Organised by the Younger Members Committee.Venue: Royal Geographical Society 1 Kensington Gore Greater London SW7 2ARPriceStandard: GBP 12.0Links: Tickets: https:go.evvnt.com476373‐0pid269…

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