Evening Talks

Talking Brains

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The Farnham Society Memorial Lecture “Talking Brains”

Sophie ScottNeuroscientist Professor Sophie Scott is among the world’s foremost experts on speech and the brain.

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Working with local actor/impressionist Duncan Wisbey of Radio 4’s Dead Ringers she explains how our brain negotiates the complex task of talking. Sophie’s research has helped therapists find new techniques to help stroke patients recover their speech.

Join us for The Farnham Society Memorial Lecture “Talking Brains”, an entertaining and informative talk about how we formulate words, how we come by our accents and how we decode what is being said to us.

The Great Hall, The Farnham Maltings, Farnham, GU9 7QR

Friday 19th October Foyer Bar Open 7.00 for 7.30pm start

Tickets £10 pre-order from the Box Office -

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Murder by the Book

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Wednesday 26th September  2018

Farnham-born Professor Claire Harman talked about her forthcoming book, ‘Murder by the Book: a sensational chapter in Victorian crime’.

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It’s the true story of a murder, a best-selling novel and a literary controversy that involved Dickens and Thackeray.  Author of a best-selling biography of Jane Austen, ‘Jane’s Fame’, Claire is well known on both sides of the Atlantic, winning many prestigious awards as biographer and poet.

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Our 2017 – 2018 programme

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Friday 19 October – Farham Maltings, Great Hall

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

Talking Brains.

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 – Sport and the Media

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.