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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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2013-10-08 18:30:0008Oct2013

The Lost Cities of Searobyrig: Re-thinking the Urban Topography of Anglo-Saxon Salisbury

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 19:30

Talk by archaeologist Alex Langlands, well known to television viewers as co-presenter of the popular BBC2 'living history' series Victorian Farm, Edwardian Farm and Wartime Farm.

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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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2017-07-06 17:30:00 to 2017-07-06 19:00:0006Jul2017

The Draw of the Ancient Landscape - A talk with Anna and Patrick Dillon

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:00

The landscape of the Wessex Chalklands with its prehistoric monuments is a frequent theme in Modernist British painting, notably through the work of Paul Nash, Eric Ravilious and John Piper.

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2011-12-13 19:30:0013Dec2011

Finding Inspiration from the Landscape: Cranborne Chase

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 19:30

A talk by Dr Martin Green and Chris Carter, potter.

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2013-10-16 17:30:0016Oct2013

Who built the Cathedral Tower and Spire and how did they do it?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 18:30

Tim Tatton-Brown was Consultant Archaeologist to the Cathedral and joint author of the most recent book on this ‘medieval masterpiece’.

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2017-10-25 17:30:00 to 2017-10-25 19:00:0025Oct2017

The Art of Discworld: An illustrated talk by Terry Pratchett’s artist of choice, Paul Kidby

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:00

Paul Kidby is best known for being the ‘artist of choice’ for award-winning writer, the late Sir Terry Pratchett, who passed away in 2015.  Paul has designed the ‘Discworld’ book jackets since 2002

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2019-07-04 17:30:00 to 2019-07-04 19:00:0004Jul2019

The Romance of the Road: British Painters and the Roving Life - A talk by James Russell

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

Augustus John caused scandal when he travelled round Edwardian England in a caravan, but he was not the only artist attracted to the travelling life in the early 20th century.

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2013-04-24 17:30:0024Apr2013

The Life and Notorious Times of a Political Correspondent

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 18:30

 Drinks at 6.30 pm. Talk at 7pm. Peter Oborne is a political journalist, author and commentator who reports for both the British and worldwide press.

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2019-07-14 12:30:00 to 2019-07-14 13:30:0014Jul2019

Festival Talk - Christie Willis: Up in Flames: Cremation at Stonehenge and in Neolithic Britain

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

This talk will examine the evolution of cremation during the Early to Middle Neolithic and how it became the dominant burial rite by the end of the Neolithic.  Wildly diverse locations were selecte

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2013-11-12 19:30:0012Nov2013

Stonehenge: results from recent research

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 19:30

This lecture will be yet another opportunity to find out about the exciting work conducted by Mike Parker-Pearson (Institute of Archaeology UCL) relating to Stonehenge.

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2010-12-14 19:30:0014Dec2010

Bodies from the Bog: what science has told us about the bog people

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 19:30

A lecture by Jody Joy, Curator, British & European Iron Age Collections, British Museum.

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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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2010-10-07 17:30:0007Oct2010

‘A History of his Affections’: The importance of Salisbury in the wider context of Constable’s art

Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 18:30

A talk by Annie Lyles, Tate Britain.

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2011-11-30 18:30:0030Nov2011

Ceramics and the Art Market

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 18:30

(Postponed from 5 October 2011.) A lecture by John Axford, Director of Woolley and Wallis, Fine Art Auctioneers, Salisbury.

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2013-10-30 18:30:0030Oct2013

The Great House in Clarendon Park, Wiltshire

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 18:30

6.30 pm drinks; 7.00 pm talk. Our speaker is James Ayres, FSA, President of the Wiltshire Buildings Record and a distinguished author on English interiors.

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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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2018-01-17 18:30:00 to 2018-01-17 20:00:0017Jan2018

Lost Salisbury Opera Rediscovered: A talk by Nigel Wyatt

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 18:30 to 20:00

A pastoral opera devised by James Harris of the Close and first performed here in Salisbury in 1761 has been rediscovered and brought to life in a recent performance by Opera at Chilmark following

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2019-07-18 17:30:00 to 2019-07-18 19:00:0018Jul2019

Winifred Lamb: Field Archaeologist and Museum Curator - A talk by Professor David Gill

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

Winifred Lamb, who grew up at Winterslow near Salisbury, served as honorary keeper of Greek antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge from 1920 to 1958.

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