Talks

What’s On -

Talk: Raleigh-ing to the Cause *CANCELLED* | 12 December 19:00

*Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, this talk has been cancelled* This talk by Tony Hadland traces the use of the bicycle for military purposes, starting as early as 1817. The...

Talk: Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice | 16 January 19:00

Every November many homes in Europe and North America still waft with the smell of freshly baked gingerbread, cinnamon infused mulled wine and richly spiced fruitcake, puddings and pumpkin pie....

Talk: In Praise of Apples | 13 February 19:00

The talk by Charlotte Popescu, author of The Apple Cookbook, will include the social history and history of apples with lots of information on apple varieties and the best tasting...

Evening Class: 2,000 Years Around Newbury | 15 January 12:00

An introduction to the history of the Newbury area over 2,000 years, covering a different period each week which will include major events, people and architecture from the Romans to...

Talk: A Peek into the Lives of Berkshire Women during the 19th Century | 20 March 19:00

Compared to other counties in 19th century England, why is there little or no information written about the women of Berkshire? Who were they, what did they do and where...

Talk: Jack of Newbury | 24 April 19:00

Jack of Newbury (John Winchcombe) was producing cloth on an industrial scale in Newbury during Henry VIII’s reign, for export across Europe. This left him wealthy and allowed him to...

Talk: Leonardo, 500 Years On | 16 May 15:00

Spring Festival: Leonardo, 500 Years On To mark the 500th Anniversary of the death of one of the greatest geniuses, the quintessential Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci, Dr Matthew Landrus...

Talk: Bats at the Museum | 31 May 21:00

A talk and walk by local bat expert James Shipman about the life of these amazing creatures. Did you know bats can live for up to 30 years? James explains...

Talk: Swifts in Newbury | 26 June 19:00

A walk and a talk by local bird expert, Ailsa Claybourn, about these amazing birds who are disappearing from our skies, and how we can help them. Did you know...

Talk: Bats at the Museum | 30 August 20:00

A talk and walk by local bat expert James Shipman about the life of these amazing creatures. Did you know bats can live for up to 30 years? James explains...