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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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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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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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2010-04-29 17:30:0029Apr2010

Insignia of Dignity: The Bush Barrow Burial

Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 18:30

A talk by David Dawson.

David Dawson, Director of the Wiltshire Heritage Museum at Devizes and a Trustee of  Salisbury Museum, will talk about the Bush Barrow Burial.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2014-06-12 13:00:00 to 2014-06-12 15:00:0012Jun2014

Greta & Cecil: Talk by Diana Souhami

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 14:00 to 16:00

As part of the events programme supporting our Cecil Beaton at Home exhibition,

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2019-07-13 11:00:00 to 2019-07-13 12:00:0013Jul2019

Festival Talk - Ella Al-Shamahi: Are You a Neanderthal?

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:00

With revelations such as our ancestors interbreeding with Neanderthals; that most of us have up to 4% Neanderthal DNA; and that Tibetans have a gene that helps them live high up in the mountains be

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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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