Thursday talks 2017

Doors open at 7pm for complimentary light refreshments. Talks begin at 7.30pm 
Tickets £6 or why not buy a season ticket - all 7 talks for £35.

To book please use the links below or email: jacky.birch@britishschoolsmuseum.org.uk

Thursday 9th March

It’s your round
A virtual pub crawl of Hitchin Pubs
Archivist Mark Andrew Pardoe is your host as we discover the history of Hitchin’s hostelries

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Thursday 11th May

Red Cloud’s War
How the West was lost
Andy Gibbs examines the clash of cultures which fuelled a thousand myths of ‘the Wild West’

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Thursday 8th June

The Spy School
National Service in the Cold War
By Peter Robbins, who trained at Cambridge University to become a Russian military interpreter

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Thursday 13th July

Victorian Fashion
Period dramas have fixed a timeless image of Victorian fashion in our minds. But both men and women's clothes changed throughout the Victorian period. Hear about what influenced fashion, how it was made, and what it meant to the people wearing it.

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Thursday 14th September
Charles Dickens
Life & Novels
Noel MacLachlan gives a personal view on the giant of Victorian literature, whose life was as remarkable as his novels.

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Thursday 12th October
Yoga: History and practice
Qualified practitioner John Franklin introduces us to this group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India.

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Thursday 9th November
Enigmatic Myanmar
The many faces of ‘Burma’
Joy and Barry Hall's illustrated talk looks at a people often exploited and abused but now tasting democracy and new hope for the future. Come and explore crumbling colonial buildings, dazzling temples, spectacular sunsets and much, much more...

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