This will be conducted by email. Papers and instructions will be sent with the Annual Newsletter in early September. The AGM talk by Phil Scoggins will be offered as a video later in the autumn.
Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic we are unable to provide the programme as planned. We are hoping to provide some talks in a digital form.
Phil Scoggins : Recreating Lost Townscapes: a Case Study in Old Images
Keith Robinson: A Blackcountry Family of Ironmasters
Please look at the webpage and the monthly E-bulletin for notices of digital talks as they become available. We plan to add to the above
Archive of past talks
March 2020: Espying Heaven: The Stained Glass of Charles Eamer Kempe and his Artists by Adrian Barlow
January 2020: Ironbridge Ceramics and Porcelain by Kate Cadman
October 2019: Fortress Shrewsbury by Nigel Baker
October 2019: Churches and Chapels by Nigel Baker.
September 2019: Houses of Shrewsbury by Nigel Baker.
April 2019: The Early Iconography of the Iron Bridge by David de Haan.
March 2019: Mammoths to Minerals: digitising Shropshire’s geology by Daniel Lockett.
February 2019: The Darwin Memorial Lecture. Robert FitzRoy, a Napoleon or a Nelson? by Peter Moore.
January 2019: Recent Archaeological Finds in Shropshire by Peter Reavill of the British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme.
November 2018: Robert Clive and Shropshire by Bob Fowke.
October 2018: None that go return again – a talk, with readings, focused on the work of Wilfred Owen by Andrew Bannerman.
October 2018: An Artist’s War – the Art and Letters of Morris and Meredith Williams by Phyllida Shaw.
April 2018: Visit to Flaxmill, Ditherington and talk by Alan Mosley and Joanna Layton.
March 2018: A Marvellous Creation – the Work of the Rothschilds at Waddesdon Manor Pippa Shirley, Head of Collections, at Waddesdon.
January 2018: The Darwin Farms and the vital role of Shrewsbury’s John Higgins, by Prof. Peter Worsley, Reading University.
November 17: Chasing the Shadows and Hiding in the Light, by Andy Mckeown.
May 2017: Making the Most of 3D Digitisation in Museums, by James Grimster (Orange Leaf Systems).
March 2017: William Hazeldine -Ironmaster Extraordinary, by Andrew Pattison.
January 2017: New Discoveries at the Iron Bridge, by David de Haan.
November 2016: Temples, Tombs and Treasure – Archaeology in Ethiopia, by Louise Schofield
*November 2016: David Evans of Shrewsbury and the Revival of Gothic Stained Glass, by Martin Crampin
*November 2016: An Introduction to Caughley Porcelain, by Emma-Kate Lanyon, Maurice Wright and David Waterhouse.
*October 2016: Margaret Rope and the Women of The Arts & Crafts Movement, by Sally Hoban
September 2016: To Celebrate a Hero – How Shropshire Honoured Rowland Hill, by Richard Hayes.
May 2016: Churches of Shropshire, by Andrew Pike.
April 2016: The History of the Drapers’ Company in Shrewsbury, by Nigel Hinton.
*March 2016: Beyond Valhalla, by Thor Ewing.
January 2016. ‘English Landscape and Topographical Tradition in Art’ by Anthony Vettise.