Thursday Talks

Doors open 7pm. Light refreshments available
Talks: 7.30 pm - 9 pm
Cost:  £5.00
If you would like to book on to all 10 of our talks for £40. Please email: jacky.birch@britishshchoolsmuseum.org.uk


Thursday 8th February 
The Hertfordshire Regiment - 1918

Military Historian and Battlefield Dan Hill will join us t through the incredible experiences of the 'Hertfordshire Regiment' in 1918, the final year of the Great War. Dan, who leads the Herts at War Project, will tell the story of this final year of war from a local perspective, including using previously unseen documents and artifacts, uncovered over the last few years. 

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Thursday 8th March 
Yoga - History & Practice

Qualified practitioner John Franklin leads you through this ancient discipline which focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental well being. 

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Thursday 12th April
Good Morning, Lords & Ladies

An illustrated talk on some of the more unusual English customs with songs and pictures presented by Gill and Barry Goodman. Gill and Barry have been involved in the folk scene since 1971 and have experienced or been involved with many of the customs featured in the presentation. Gill has been a volunteer at the Hitchin British Schools Museum since 2007 and Barry is a folk singer, songwriter and musician.

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Thursday 10th May 
Foreign Devils on the Silk Road

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Thursday 14th June
Blood Runners

SERV (Service by Emergency Response Volunteers) provides free transportation of blood, blood products, samples, equipment, medicines and other patient essential items to and from hospitals and hospices. These services are provided by a team of volunteers including riders, drivers and controllers 365 nights a year and all day at weekends and bank holidays.

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Thursday 12th July
Inspirational Women

The subjects are Queen Elizabeth I, Octavia Hill and Odette Churchill.  They represent inspirational leadership, inspirational social reform and inspirational heroism.

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Thursday 9th August
Pip, Squeak & Wilfred

The fascinating story of how the discovery of some WW1 medals uncovered an extraordinary forgotten family history. 

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Thursday 20th September
The Glory that was Greece

Andy Gibbs uncovers the extraordinary story of how an obscure city-state rose to dominate the classical world and shows how its influence remains powerful to this day. 


Thursday 11th October
Awesome Nature - Yellowstone Park

Awesome Nature!  Bubbling mud and volcanoes, steam vents and geysers, a boiling river, a solar eclipse and incredible panoramic views - a glimpse into some of America’s National Parks.​

Thursday 8th November
Remembered with Pride

Jean Handley talks about her remarkable research project on the former pupils of the Hitchin Boys' School who lost their lives in the Great War.