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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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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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2010-11-09 19:30:0009Nov2010

A Celtic feast: the tale of the Chiseldon cauldrons

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 19:30

A talk by Dr Andrew Fitzpatrick, Head of Communications, Wessex Archaeology.

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2014-11-11 19:30:0011Nov2014

New research on Romano-British settlement in the south-west

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 19:30

A talk by Dr Alex Smith, University of Reading about Roman settlement in the south-west of England.

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2009-10-13 18:30:0013Oct2009

Silbury Hill: The Archaeology of a Monumental Mound

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 19:30

Silbury Hill: the archaeology of a monumental mound

A talk by Jim Leary , Archaeologist, English Heritage.

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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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2015-04-15 18:30:0015Apr2015

The Life and Death of the Flint Axe

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 19:30

A talk by James Dilley. The polished stone axe in British archaeology holds a very strong position in its understanding as a functioning tool and social marker.

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2013-04-18 17:00:0018Apr2013

Rex Whistler: A Closer Look

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 18:00

 A  lecture by Nikki Frater. 6.00 pm drinks, 6.45 pm talk.

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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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2019-07-13 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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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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2017-05-25 17:30:00 to 2017-05-25 19:00:0025May2017

Rock Art: Prehistoric Art in the Prehistoric Landscape - A talk by Professor Richard Bradley

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:00

In this talk, Professor Richard Bradley will look at the practice of carving what look like abstract designs, at significant points in the British landscape.

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2015-03-25 18:30:0025Mar2015

Wine & History: Talk and Wine Tasting

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 18:30

Talk by Mark Brandon and wine tasting in the King’s Room to include six wines, cheese & biscuits. Fundraising Event.

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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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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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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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2017-10-19 17:30:00 to 2017-10-19 19:15:0019Oct2017

The Annual Clarendon Lecture 'Clarendon, Salisbury and Medieval Floor Tiles' A talk by Professor Christopher Norton

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:15

6.30pm Drinks, 7pm Talk

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