Talks

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Talk: Greenham: 100 Years of War and Peace | 04 October 19:00

This short series of special talks is to tie-in with the Greenham: 100 Years of War & Peace exhibition opening at the museum in September 2017.  This exhibition is centred...

Talk: Plants and Wildlife on Greenham Common | 06 October 19:00

This short series of special talks is to tie-in with the Greenham: 100 Years of War & Peace exhibition opening at the museum in September 2017.  This exhibition is centred...

Talk: Flight from Uganda: No sense for what the future held | 13 October 19:00

This short series of special talks is to tie-in with the Greenham: 100 Years of War & Peace exhibition opening at the museum in September 2017.  This exhibition is centred...

Talk: Lord Falkland – his life, times, death and memorial | 18 October 19:00

A talk by local historian Dave Stubbs on the story of how a sensitive, educated academic found himself catapulted into politics, and died stripped and bloody in a suicidal cavalry...

Talk: Living with the Americans | 20 October 19:00

This short series of special talks is to tie-in with the Greenham: 100 Years of War & Peace exhibition opening at the museum in September 2017.  This exhibition is centred...

Talk: The Real Downton Abbey | 08 November 19:30

The Friends of the West Berkshire Museum are delighted to present this very special and insightful talk by Lady Carnarvon; Highclere Castle has in recent years achieved world-wide fame as...

Talk: Wining & Dining in the 17th Century | 15 November 19:00

We are familiar with how filmmakers portray banquets during the English Civil Wars – plenty of clashing goblets and everyone gnawing on a plump chicken or a haunch of venison,...

Talk: Jane Austen and the Military | 13 December 19:00

In Jane Austen's 41 years of life, Great Britain was at war or under threat of invasion for all but ten of those years. Although Jane's works lack specific detail...

Talk: The Origins of Roman Silchester (Calleva) | 17 January 19:00

Recent and ongoing excavations within and around the Roman town of Silchester (Calleva Atrebatum) have shed important light on its pre-Roman origins.  These discoveries about Iron Age Calleva will be...

Talk: Newbury’s Roman Cemetery | 21 February 19:00

In the middle of the 19th century, a large Roman cemetery was discovered in an area now near Sainsbury's in Newbury.  The cemetery was quickly destroyed, and poorly documented.  Local historian...

Talk: The Curridge Hoard: Brass Coins from 3rd century Roman Britain | 21 March 19:00

In 1998 a pot of Roman coins was discovered at Curridge, Berkshire. Although it contained everyday Roman brasses and coppers produced from the first to the third centuries AD they...

Talk: Living in West Berkshire in Roman Times | 18 April 19:00

In Roman times, the River Kennet was probably a boundary between the Atrebates civitas in the south and the Dobunii civitas in the north and Thatcham was a settlement on...