Lecture Programme


Dear Members and Friends,

There is still much of the summer to enjoy but I am writing to let you know that we have a full programme of talks planned for your delectation in the colder, shorter days of the autumn and winter.

The first and last meetings of the season will be held (we hope and trust) live at the Town Hall in King’s Lynn and will be followed by a reception so that we can meet and chat in person at last.   Of course, we will change these plans if the ghastly Covid 19 makes it necessary.   The seven meetings in between will be held via Zoom in the way we know so well.   We have made these arrangements because we book our speakers in advance and no-one can be sure of the effects of the virus this winter.

The Annual General Meeting will cover two years this time and will be held on Friday 15th October 2021, immediately before the first talk of the season.

Friday 15th October 2021
AGM followed by ‘The Fens: Discovering Britain’s Ancient Depths’ by Francis Pryor
Francis Pryor is a distinguished archaeologist and author of ‘The Fens‘ which was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.   The evening will continue with a reception.
VENUE: The Town Hall, King’s Lynn at 7.30pm.

Wednesday 3rd November
‘Endangered Species: Working Actress’ by Marilyn Cutts
Marilyn Cutts is a long service Equity member, she has played in regional rep., the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as the West End.
Held via Zoom

Friday 19th November  
‘Seeing Science: Objects from The Whipple Museum’ by Alison Giles.
Alison is a learning Co-ordinator at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science.
Held via Zoom.

Wednesday 8th December
‘Haussmann’s Redesign of the City of Paris’ by David Price
Held via Zoom.

Friday 7th January 2022
‘Medieval, Georgian and Public Parks’ by Cherrill Sands
MA Conservation of Landscape, Parks and Gardens: Freelance Garden Historian.
Held via Zoom.

Wednesday 26th January
‘Dinosaurs – In with a Whimper, but Out with a Bang’ by Professor Paul M. Barrett
Merit Researcher, Natural History Museum.
Held via Zoom.

Friday 11th February
‘Edwardian Architects: Their Houses and Clients’ by Timothy Brittain-Catlin
Architect and architectural historian, University of Cambridge.
Held via Zoom.

Wednesday 9th March
Wire to Wax to Bronze — Making a Sculpture by Judy Boyt
Held via Zoom.

Friday 25th March
Isaac Newton: Life, Labours and Legacy by Professor Robin Wilson
Emeritus Professor of Pure Mathematics, Open University, Emeritus Professor of Geometry, Gresham College, Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics.   TBC.   This meeting will take place (we hope) at the Town Hall, King’s Lynn and will be followed by a reception.

With warm wishes,


Sherie Naidoo, Chairman, King’s Lynn Society of Arts and Sciences.

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