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2013-03-12 19:30:0012Mar2013

Giants of Wessex: Silbury Hill, the Marlborough Mound, and the Hatfield Barrow

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 19:30

A talk by Jim Leary, English Heritage. Over the last few years the three giant round mounds of Wessex have seen some form of archaeological work.

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2016-06-16 17:00:00 to 2016-06-16 19:30:0016Jun2016

Spelling out Ancient Egypt - A talk by Ilona Regulski, Curator of the British Museum Touring Exhibition

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 18:00 to 20:30

Ancient Egypt has produced an astonishing variety of written material in its great temples, on the walls of the tombs of Pharaohs and the coffins of the dead, and in the rubbish dumps of lost and f

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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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2011-03-08 19:30:0008Mar2011

Trusting the Ground with the Treasure of Warriors: Digging the Staffordshire Hoard

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 19:30

A talk by Stephen Dean, County Archaeologist for Staffordshire. The Staffordshire Hoard is quite simply a singular assemblage of Anglo-Saxon treasure the like of which has never before been seen.

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2017-11-01 10:30:00 to 2017-11-29 13:00:0001Nov2017

British Painting Between the Wars: An Art History Course with Paul Chapman

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 10:30 to Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 13:00

Wednesdays 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 November, 10.30am - 1pm

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2010-04-23 18:30:0023Apr2010

Cathedrals as History: A Thousand Years

Friday, April 23, 2010 - 19:30

A talk by Jon Cannon. Our ancient cathedrals are more than places of worship, more than great works of architecture.

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2012-03-14 14:30:0014Mar2012

Have Diplomats had their day?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 14:30

A lecture by Dame Rosemary Spencer.  An afternoon talk which will give some insights into diplomatic life and work, and their relevance to the challenges of the 21st century.

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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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2017-11-09 18:30:00 to 2017-11-09 20:00:0009Nov2017

Discworld Fandom: Stranger than Fiction? A talk by Pat Harkin

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:00

Pat Harkin is tremendously proud to have been referred to as ‘Lord of the Uber Fans’ by Sir Terry in the preface to the collection ‘A Slip of the Keyboard’ but acknowledges that the title was a lot

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2011-11-08 19:30:0008Nov2011

Damerham Archaeology Project: more to find in the Wessex heartlands?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 19:30

A talk by Dr Helen Wickstead, Kingston University and Martyn Barber, Aerial Survey, English Heritage.

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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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2009-12-08 19:30:0008Dec2009

From Wollongong to Wallonia (via Wiltshire): An Archaeology of the Great War

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 19:30

A lecture by Richard Osgood and Martin Brown, Defence Estates (MOD).

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2015-05-26 17:00:0026May2015

Exploring Turner's Wessex

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 18:00
A lecture by Ian Warrell, the curator of the museum’s Turner exhibition. Ian’s lecture will focus on our exhibition, which depicts the important local commissions that provided the foundation of Turner’s career.
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2017-05-11 17:30:00 to 2017-05-11 19:00:0011May2017

An English Arcadia: Edith Olivier and Rex Whistler in Wiltshire - A talk by Anna Thomasson

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:00

Whistler was 19 and a rising star of the art world when he met Olivier, a 51-year-old spinster, in 1925. Together, they embarked on a friendship that would transform their lives.

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2010-04-17 10:00:0017Apr2010

Pots and Potters of the West Country

Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 11:00

A lecture by Henry Sandon.  Henry Sandon is a notable authority on Worcester Pottery and was curator of the Dyson Perrins Museum for many years.

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2012-03-13 19:30:0013Mar2012

The more you dig, the less you know: Devilish Mysteries at the former MoD Estate Offices, Durrington

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 19:30

A talk by Andy Manning, Wessex Archaeology. Recent fieldwork by Wessex Archaeology in late 2010 and 2011 on the site of the former MoD estate offices has uncovered something of a mystery.

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2013-09-04 17:00:0004Sep2013

Rex Whistler: A Closer Look

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 18:00

6.00 pm drinks, 6.45 pm talk.  A lecture by Nikki Frater.  Rex Whistler had a dazzling career as a muralist, portrait painter, illustrator, stage designer and grap

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2010-09-14 18:30:0014Sep2010

Surveying Historic Buildings: the changing techniques and use of 3d imagery in building recording

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 19:30

A talk by Robin Ault, Building Surveyor, Downland Partnership. In recent years there have been dramatic changes in the way we measure and record historic buildings.

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2017-01-12 18:30:00 to 2017-01-12 20:00:0012Jan2017

A Reassessment of Constable's Paradoxical Rainbow: A talk by Professor John Thornes

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:00

John Constable’s powers of observation and thirst for meteorological knowledge propelled him to paint more natural-looking skies than most other English artists before or since.

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2019-07-13 09:30:00 to 2019-07-13 10:30:0013Jul2019

Festival Talk - Mary-Ann Ochota: Hidden Histories: A Spotter's Guide to the British Landscape

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 10:30 to 11:30

Wherever you go in Britain there’s history woven into the landscape around you – in the shape of a field, the wall of a cottage, a standing stone or churchyard, even in the grass under your feet.

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