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2015-04-23 17:30:0023Apr2015

Stonehenge and the Romantic Imagination

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 18:30
A lecture by Professor Sam Smiles. In this talk, he will look at Turner’s exploration of the landscape of Wiltshire, including Stonehenge, a monument which presented special challenges for landscape painters.
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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 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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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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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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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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2019-01-24 18:30:00 to 2019-01-24 20:00:0024Jan2019

Stories on the Mantelpiece: A talk by Stephen Duckworth

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

Stephen Duckworth is the author of  'Victorian Staffordshire Pottery Religious Figures'.

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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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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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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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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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2019-06-20 17:30:00 to 2019-06-20 19:00:0020Jun2019

Augustus John: His Place in the History of Portraiture - A talk by Nicholas Beer

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

A practising portrait painter and teacher of portrait painting with twenty five years of experience, Nicholas Beer will give an illustrated outline of the British portrait tradition and Augustus Jo

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2015-05-07 17:30:0007May2015

Catherine the Great, Wedgwood and the Frog Service

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 18:30

A lecture by Deborah Lambert. Salisbury Museum’s exceptional Wedgwood collection contains a ‘Frog’ plate from the service commissioned by Catherine the Great.

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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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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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2019-07-13 12:30:00 to 2019-07-13 13:30:0013Jul2019

Festival Talk - Richard Osgood: A Gothic Tale: Spears and Javelins at Barrow Clump

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 13:30 to 14:30

In 2003, English Heritage started recording badger damage to a Bronze Age barrow on Salisbury Plain.

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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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2020-01-29 18:30:00 to 2020-01-29 20:00:0029Jan2020

CANCELLED - Old Bones, New Insights: Mortuary Practice in the British Early Bronze Age - A talk by Joanna Higgins

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 18:30 to 20:00

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this talk by Joanna has been cancelled.

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2019-02-13 18:30:00 to 2019-02-13 20:00:0013Feb2019

Finding Nero (and other Roman Emperors): Establishing Identity in Romano-British Sculpture - A talk by Dr Miles Russell

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

Although Britain was part of the Roman Empire for nearly four centuries, the apparent absence of portrait sculpture here stands in marked contrast to other western Roman provinces.

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2010-04-14 11:00:0014Apr2010

Rembrandt, the Misunderstood Genius

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 12:00

A talk by Christopher Wright MA FRSA FSA. Christopher, who talked to us about Vermeer in 2008, has made a long career as an art historian, first publishing in the Burlington Magazine in 1969.

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