Lecture Programme

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The Society’s lectures take place in the Lecture Room of Marriott’s Warehouse on the South Quay.   Please respect the diners by moving through and upstairs as quickly and quietly as possible to cause the minimum of disruption.

There is a lift if needed to access the lecture room on the 2nd floor.   Refreshments with waiter service will be available in the lounge area on the 1st floor.

 

Lecture Dates for the 2019/2020 Season

All meetings start at 7.30pm

2019

Friday 18th October
AGM followed by
A LIFE OF LETTERS
Charlotte Howarth
An internationally renowned letter carver and sculptor, who lives locally.

Wednesday 6th November 2019
THE STORY OF GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHTING FROM THE 18TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT DAY
Ralph Samel A.C.T.

Friday 22nd November 2019
THE BEGINNINGS OF GLOBAL OPERA
Dr Benjamin Walton
Senior Lecturer — University of Cambridge

Wednesday 11th December 2019
THE RIVER GAYWOOD — KING’S LYNN’S HIDDEN CHALKSTREAM
Dr Jonah Tosney
Norfolk Rivers Trust

2020

Friday 10th January 2020
BIOGRAPHER’S LUCK — THE WRITING OF LITERARY LIVES
D J Taylor
Author, Biographer and Literary Reviewer

Wednesday 29th January 2020
COVERING IT ALL UP — PROTECTING OUR ASSETS
Paul Garcia
Chair of East Anglia Society of Bookbinders
Peter Whiteley
Tutor, Sudbury U3A Bookbinding Groups

Friday 21st February 2020
THE INSIDE STORY OF THE THURSFORD COLLECTION
AND THE CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

John Cushing
CEO and Producer/Director

Wednesday 11th March 2020
SAFFRON IN NORFOLK
Dr Sally Francis
UK’s leading expert on saffron and Proprietor of Norfolk Saffron

Friday 3rd April 2020
THE ON-GOING ENIGMA OF SUTTON HOO
Sally Sibley and Sally Metcalf
National Trust Volunteers at Sutton Hoo

Friday 16th October
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

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