2018-19 Talks Programme
Wednesday 9 January at 15.30
Peter Reavill of the British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme on ‘Recent Archaeological Finds in Shropshire – and the work of the British Museum’s Scheme’.
Peter will update us on some of the highly important archaeological finds that have been made recently in the county.
Sunday 10 February at 14.30
the Darwin Memorial Lecture, in the Walker Theatre, Theatre Severn – tickets must be bought from the theatre.
Peter Moore – ‘Robert FitzRoy: a Napoleon or a Nelson?’
Tuesday 12 March at 15.30
Daniel Lockett ‘Mammoths to Minerals: digitising Shropshire’s geology’.
Daniel will talk about his work on the digitisation of some of the museum’s collections in Ludlow – with particular reference to Shropshire’s geology.
Wednesday 10 April at 15.30
David de Haan ‘The Early Iconography of the Iron Bridge’.
In this fascinating talk David, former director of the Iron Bridge Trust,will show some of the early pictorial representations of the bridge and discuss their importance.
All talks, with the exception of the Darwin lecture, will be given at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.
Entrance is by ticket and BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL as there are only seventy seats. Tickets are free for Friends. Non-members are also welcome at a cost of £3. Both Friends and guests must acquire tickets from the Visitor Information Centre – In person or by
Phone: 01743 258888
Mail: VIC, Music Hall, Market St, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH
(please enclose a SAE and make out cheques to Shropshire County Council).
Members will be informed of any changes to this programme by email, notices on this website, and on our information board at the museum.
* Related to a Museum exhibition; +Museum organised event.
Archive of past talks, 2016 – 2018
November 2018: Bob Fowke ‘Robert Clive and Shropshire’.
October 2018: Andrew Bannerman ‘None that go return again – a talk, with readings, focused on the work of Wilfred Owen.
October 2018: Phyllida Shaw ‘An Artist’s War – the Art and Letters of Morris and Meredith Williams’
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.