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2014-12-09 19:30:0009Dec2014

Old Sarum: Reconstructing a lost Wiltshire Masterpiece

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 19:30

The Cathedral at Old Sarum ceased to be a place of worship almost 800 years ago and the building today is simply a series of marks in the ground. But hundreds of fragments in the museum store and in English Heritage’s stone store suggest that by the mid 12th century the cathedral was a magnificent tribute to its powerful patron Bishop Roger of Salisbury.

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2015-06-03 17:30:0003Jun2015

J M W Turner: His Life and Masterworks

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 18:30
A Lecture by Eric Shanes.  In this talk, Eric Shanes will put Turner's achievement within its cultural, painterly and biographical context. 
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2017-03-23 18:00:00 to 2017-03-23 20:00:0023Mar2017

Turner, Constable and the French Impressionists in Britain: A talk by Nicholas Alfrey

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00

Fundraising Event

As our ‘Constable in Context’ draws to a close, join us for ‘last chance to see’ Private View and glass of wine, followed by a talk from Nicholas Alfrey.

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2014-05-08 17:30:0008May2014

Life in the House of Lords

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 18:30

Michael Dobbs is most famous for writing The House of Cards for television but has gone on to write books about Prime Ministers, Kings and the Dalai Lama.

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2015-07-02 17:30:00 to 2015-07-02 19:00:0002Jul2015

Beckford and Turner - Capturing the Rise and Fall of Fonthill Abbey: A Lecture by Dr Amy Frost

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 18:30 to 20:00

William Beckford's gothic revival masterpiece, Fonthill Abbey, is one of the greatest lost country houses in England.

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2011-02-08 19:30:0008Feb2011

Portable Antiquities Scheme Highlights, including the Frome Hoard

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 19:30

A talk by Katie Hinds, Wiltshire Finds Liaison Officer. In April 2010 metal detectorist Dave Crisp discovered the largest hoard of Roman coins in a single pot, ever to be found in Britain.

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2019-11-20 18:30:00 to 2019-11-20 20:00:0020Nov2019

A Meeting of Minds: Historical and Archaeological Investigations into Rural Households in Medieval England - A talk by Alice Forward

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

The Living Standards and Material Culture in English Rural Households, 1300-1600 Leverhulme Trus

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2014-10-01 17:30:0001Oct2014

Wellington and Waterloo - Monumental Oversights 1815-2015: Fundraising Event

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 18:30

6.30 pm Drinks, 7.00 pm lecture. A lecture by Dr R E Foster.

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2018-11-29 18:30:00 to 2018-11-29 20:00:0029Nov2018

Hoards During the Earliest Age of Metal: A talk by Dr Neil Wilkin

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 18:30 to 20:00

Rarely does a year go by without a new headline-making discovery of a Bronze Age hoard - from fewer than ten cases in 1997 to around 60 today.

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2010-11-03 18:30:0003Nov2010

SARUM, the Inspiration of Salisbury

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 18:30

A talk by Edward Rutherfurd.

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2012-02-14 19:30:0014Feb2012

The Sepia Gentlemen of File 106

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 19:30

A lecture by Andrew J. Lawson.

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2016-11-03 00:00:0003Nov2016

Constable, Turner and the French Impressionists in Britain: A talk by Eric Shanes

Thursday, November 3, 2016

We are so sorry to announce that Eric Shanes' talk has been cancelled, due to unforeseen circumstances. We will shortly be contacting all those who have purchased tickets to arrange a refund.

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2011-10-19 17:30:0019Oct2011

The Ulster Tales

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 18:30

A talk by General Sir John Wilsey on the troubles from one of the most experienced Generals to have served there.

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2017-03-30 17:30:00 to 2017-03-30 19:00:0030Mar2017

Making Giants: The Salisbury Giant and his kin - A talk by Alixe Bovey

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:00

Fundraising Event

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2019-05-22 17:30:00 to 2019-05-22 19:00:0022May2019

Augustus John: The Last Bohemian? A talk by David Boyd Haycock

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

When Augustus John died in 1961 he was described in The New York Times as ‘the grand old man of British painting, and one of the greatest in British history’ – but was he?

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2012-09-08 18:30:0008Sep2012

Beyond the Roman pots: Evidence of Foodstuffs and Eating Them

Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 19:30

A lecture by Dr Mike Allen, Allen Environmental Archaeology.

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2014-08-28 18:00:0028Aug2014

Hugo Vickers on Cecil Beaton: Lecture

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 19:00

Due to popular demand, Hugo Vickers has kindly agreed to do another talk here at the museum.

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2012-10-24 17:30:0024Oct2012

Augustus John - A Personal Reminiscence

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 18:30

A talk by Tristan de Vere Cole. Tristan de Vere Cole was largely brought up in the John household and sat for him many times.

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2019-07-13 09:00:00 to 2019-07-14 16:00:0013Jul2019

Festival of Archaeology Talks 2019

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 10:00 to Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 17:00

‘The biggest, oldest, most popular and most diverse…’ That’s how just a handful of the talks could be described at this year’s Festival of Archaeology.

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2015-07-10 09:00:00 to 2015-07-10 10:30:0010Jul2015

Under Five's Friday: Saints and Giants

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 10:00 to 11:30

Discover Salisbury's saints - Osmund and Christopher, aka The Salisbury Giant - and make your own mini-giant! Suitable for 2 - 5 year olds. Babies are welcome.

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