2018-18 Talks Programme

Tuesday 25 September after the AGM  –

Cerin Richardson, Acting Arts Officer Shropshire Council ‘ The Work of the Arts Officer’


Wednesday 10 October at 1530 –

Phyllida Shaw ‘An Artist’s War -the Art and Letters of   Morris and Meredith Williams’


Wednesday 24 October  at 1530 –

Andrew Bannerman  ‘None that go return again’; a talk with readings focused on the work of Wilfred Owen.


Saturday 3 November at 1100 and 14.00

‘Owen Aloud’ – readings of Wilfred Owen’s poems at the Unitarian Church, Shrewsbury – free entry to the public  – Not a FSMAG event.


Wednesday 14 November at 1530 –

Bob Fowke  ‘Robert Clive and Shropshire’


Wednesday 9 January at 1530 –

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’.


Sunday 10 February at 1430 –

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 –

Daniel Lockett  ‘Mammoths to Minerals: digitising Shropshire’s geology’.


Wednesday 9 April – 15.30 

David de Haan ‘The Early Iconography of the Iron Bridge’


Most lectures are held at the Museum. 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.

Archive of past talks, 2016 – 2018

* Related to a  Museum exhibition; +Museum organised event.

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.

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