Evening Talks

Our 2017 – 2018 programme

Coming soon

See us at Music in the Meadow, Sunday 12 August.

Wednesday 26 September – St Thomas on the Bourne

Dr Claire Harman, biographer -  A Nightmare of a Book

Friday 19 October – Farham Maltings, Great Hall

Prof. Sophie Scott, neurologist and Duncan Wisbey, actor/impressionist – Speech and the Brain.

Prof Sophie Scott is giving the 2017 Christmas lectures at The Royal institution, titled ‘The language of life’, exploring how humans developed language, how laughter links us to our animal last, and the subtle cues we send out through facial expression, tone of voice and even smell.

Wednesday 14 November – St Thomas on the Bourne

Joanne Watson, retired BBC Sports Producer – title to be confirmed

Rebuilding Shakespeare’s Globe

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4 April 2018, Dr Diana Devlin

Diana was chairman of the committee that planned and accomplished the building of Shakespeare’s Globe with Sam Wannamaker and Prof Andrew Gurr. You may have heard her talking about it recently on Radio 4’s ‘The Reunion’. She is a highly accomplished Shakespeare scholar and presented fascinating and lively seminars at the Globe for many years.

St Joan’s Centre

The Lady with the Lamp

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On Friday 19 January 2018, Major Paul Whittle gave an illustrated talk on Florence Nightingale, the Lady with the Lamp.

Paul spent his professional career in the financial sector, also serving in the Territorial Army. Now retired, he works as Regimental Historian, and is active in heritage transport, at home and overseas. He has lectured for 12 years, in the UK and on cruises.

 

Journey of the Magi

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On Thursday 7 December 2017, Rt Revd Dr Christopher Herbert gave an illustrated talk on The Journey of the Magi. He traced the history of how the Biblical story has been represented in western European art, from Roman sarcophagi to contemporary Christmas cards.