HeritageEvents

22
JAN
Reweirding: Car Park Life
Conway Hall

I have stood in the psychedelic plains of Patagonia thumb out in the hope of a passing vehicle; I have walked through a smoking lava flow in Iceland; but here on the central barrier of the concrete access ramp to…

22
JAN
Royston Cave and the Templars?
Halsey Hall

Royston Cave is an enigma. No records of its age or purpose exist. Some theories suggest it was used by the Knights Templars others by King James I and the Freemasons.Keith Fitzpatrick‐Matthews Museum Curator for North Herts Museum will present…

23
JAN
Talk: The Friends Ambulance Unit in WW 1 & 2
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

The Friends Ambulance Unit FAU was a volunteer ambulance service founded by individual Quakers in line with their Peace Testimony.It operated during both World Wars and beyond and in many countries. Speaker Sue Smith will talk about the…


24
JAN
Winter Walk & Lunch with the Head Gardener
The Swiss Garden

Discover gardens story and explain how it is cared for today. Enjoy lunch in the lovely Garden Room afterwards with an opportunity to chat informally to senior members of the garden team who can answer questions about what youve seen…

25
JAN
Get The Guy - Transform Your Love Life, London
Amba Hotel Marble Arch

Matthew Husseys UK events team brings you a brand new event with new contentDo you feel like youre missing out on all the fun and opportunities and feel uncomfortable in new situations We want to help you change all that…

26
JAN
Afternoon Tea
The House at Shuttleworth

Savour the quintessentially English past‐time of taking afternoon tea in the grand setting of The House Shuttleworth.The Shuttleworth House will be open from 12:00 with guests encouraged to learn more about this interesting building. Explore the rooms and find out…

26
JAN
Thinking on Sunday: What We Need To Do Now - Towar
Conway Hall

Chris Goodall shows the route to a society that emits no carbon dioxide but is also fairer healthier and more content than at present. In this talk he will briefly go through subjects as diverse as housing food and clothing.…

29
JAN
The value of care: Womens work & emotional labo
Royal College of Nursing

Nursing is essentially womens work wrote a journalist in the Yorkshire Observer in 1919 just before the introduction of registration It is truly a labour of love for their hours are long and their work demands the best that is…

06
FEB
Talk: Caversham Court and its history
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

There have been houses on the land known as Caversham Court Gardens since the 12th Century. Dr John Evans will talks about the families who lived there their homes and their influence on the gardens.This event is organised by Berkshire…

08
FEB
Anglo-Saxons or the not so Dark Ages
Bourne Hall Museum Children Club

Mercenaries had for many years fought in the Roman army in Britain so they were not total strangers to the island. Their invasions were slow and piecemeal and began even before the Romans left. There is even some evidence to…

09
FEB
Thinking on Sunday: Witch Hunts Today
Conway Hall

Harmful practices due to belief in witchcraft have seen a huge increase in the past six years both globally and in the UK and Kirsty Brimelow QC and author and campaigner Syd Moore have joined forces to expose this phenomenon.They…

13
FEB
Thinking on Science: Origins - How the Earth Made
Conway Hall

As a species we are shaped by our environment. Geological forces drove our evolution in East Africa; mountainous terrain led to the development of democracy in Greece; and today voting behaviour in the United States follows the bed of an…

17
FEB
Ethical Matters: People Like Us
Conway Hall

What does it take to make it in modern BritainAsk a politician and theyll tell you its hard work. Ask a millionaire and theyll tell you its talent. Ask a CEO and theyll tell you its dedication. But what if…

19
FEB
Egyptian Art and make a mummy session
Bourne Hall Museum Children Club

Wednesday 19 February 10.30 ‐12pm and 1‐ 2.30pm both sessions are the same.£8 per child with £1 sibling discount spaces are limited to 15 per session so please book ASAP. To book please contact David Brooks Bourne Hall…

20
FEB
The future of food
Royal Geographical Society

Hungry to know how you can eat more sustainably Curious about the future of the food on our platesOur expert panel will look at food security and the potential role of new technology as well as how we can be…

20
FEB
The Nabobs of Berkshire Talk by Clive Williams
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Nabobs were employees of the East India Company during the 18th and 19th centuries who made their fortunes in India and returned home to England as wealthy men. So many made their home in Berkshire in the 18th century that…

23
FEB
Visit The House
The House at Shuttleworth

The House will be open between 10:0016:00. Explore the rooms the grounds and see areas not normally open to the public.The House a Grade II Jacobean style home built in 1872 sits in a 5000 acre estate in…

23
FEB
Thinking on Sunday: Among the Women of Isis
Conway Hall

In early 2014 the Islamic State clinched its control of Raqqa in Syria. Baghdadi the leader of ISIS urged Muslims around the world to come join the caliphate. Witnessing the brutal oppression of the Assad regime in Syria and moved…

23
FEB
Pre-concert Talk | The History of the Cello Sonata
Conway Hall

British composer journalist and lecturer Robert Hugill returns to Conway Hall for a free pre‐concert talk exploring the history of the cello sonata.Growing out of the continuo sonata the history of the cello sonata is one of the liberation of…

28
FEB
Parkland Tour
The House at Shuttleworth

Learn about its historical features and uses as well as its modern day management and preservation.Ticket includes arrival tea coffee and cake.The tour will take approximately 2 hours. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwearthis is an outdoor event.…

04
MAR
A Natural History of Raising Concerns
Royal College of Nursing

Nurses in the early twentieth century were told to practice unquestioning loyalty and obedience to their superior officers and the hospitals they worked in. But what happened to those nurses who raised concerns about such things as safety conditions or…

07
MAR
Pop Pirates of the 1960s Talk by Tony Hadland
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Discover or perhaps rediscover the story of the offshore pirate radio stations of the 1960s including Big L and Radio Caroline. Tony explains how restrictions on broadcasting light entertainment existed in the UK from the earliest days of public broadcasting…

08
MAR
Thinking on Sunday: Rankings That Rankle
Conway Hall

Psychologists tell us that we are obsessed with status. Annual awards and league tables of universities liveable cities and national happiness reflect this obsession and can be influential when people make decisions particularly if they are maximisers. But how valid…

10
MAR
Black Nurses in Britain before Windrush
Royal College of Nursing

Black nurses trained and worked in Britain well before registration began. Stephen Bourne gives an illustrated talk about the lives of some of these women from the 1880s to the 1940s including Annie Brewster Eva Lowe and Princess Ademola.…

10
MAR
Reweirding: The World of AI-Powered Creativity
Conway Hall

Todays computers are composing music that sounds more Bach than Bach turning photographs into paintings in the style of Van Goghs Starry Night and even writing screenplays. But are computers truly creativeor are they merely tools to be used by…

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…

14
MAR
Blitzed Britain
Bourne Hall Museum Children Club

Over 350 bombers flew across the Channel from airfields in France and dropped 300 tons of bombs on the docks and streets of the East End of London. The Blitz had beguna constant rain of death that fell…

20
MAR
Geographical lates: British landscapes
Royal Geographical Society

Every landscape has a story to tell and Britain has many landscapes.Listen to some of these stories as our experts guide you around our island discover tips for your next staycation and learn how we can all live a little…

22
MAR
Thinking on Sunday: Unspeakable: The Things We Can
Conway Hall

As a teenager Harriet Shawcross stopped speaking at school for almost a year retreating into herself and communicating only when absolutely necessary. As an adult she became fascinated by the limits of language and in this talk and her book…

01
APR
The Struggle for Professional Nursing (1887-2019)
University of Worcester

The year 2019 marks the centenary of the Nurses Registration Act the legislation which inaugurated the first British professional nurses register and founded the General Nursing Council the forerunner of the Nursing and Midwifery Council NMC.The register itself…

04
APR
World @ War
The Helicopter Museum

This is your chance to meet the troops of various world conflicts hold authentic weaponry used by these brave individuals and view some rare wartime memorabilia.There will be over 120 re‐enactors on site alongside over 30 wartime vehicles artillery pieces…

04
APR
Heritage Transport Show
Kent Showground

The Heritage Transport Show will feature the popular South East Bus Festival with a display of over 125 vintage buses. Visitors can also ride some of the vintage vehicles on display. The Show will have over 1000 vintage vehicles including…

08
APR
Thinking on Science: The Alchemy of Us
Conway Hall

In her new book The Alchemy of Us scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez examines eight inventionsclocks steel rails copper communication cables photographic film light bulbs hard disks scientific labware and silicon chipsand reveals how they shaped the human experience.…

08
MAY
75th Anniversary of VE day at the Hertford Castle
Hertford Castle

With exhibitions photos and story board detailing the lives of local Hertfordshire WWII soldiers and other exhibitions of artefacts and memorabilia from the war.Old fashioned games live music and entertainment reminiscent of the era will entertain the crowds as well…

20
SEP
Hertford Castle Heritage Day
Hertford Castle

After a successful 2019 the Heritage Day is back at Hertford Castle in conjunction with the National Heritage Weekend programme. The lawn will host medieval encampments bouncy castles historical information stalls and birds of prey.The Archery workshop will be back…

23
OCT
Sacred Somerset Churches Tour 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…

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