Autumn and winter calendar 2017 – 2018

6th September

Richard lll

Coach Outing

King Richard lll Visitor Centre

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9th September

Lichfield

Walk

Lichfield, Staffs

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13th September

Sudbury Hall

Evening lecture

‘Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood’

by Sue Fraser

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27th September     

The beauty of New Zealand

Afternoon Lecture 

‘Land of the Long White Cloud’

The scenery and wildlife of New Zealand

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11th October

Ernest Shackleton

Evening Lecture   

‘The Great Explorer-Sir Ernest Shackleton’ 

A talk by David Fletcher

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14th October

Social  Event

An evening of Irish Music and ‘food’

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18th October

Southwell Minster

Coach Outing

Southwell Minster / Workhouse

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21st October

Walk at Netherton

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25th October

The architecture of A.W.N. Pugin

Afternoon Lecture      

‘Augustus Pugin – The Staffordshire Connection’

A talk by Michael Fisher

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4th November   

Gnosall, Staffs

Walk

Gnosall, Staffs

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 8th NovemberEvening Lecture

‘Conserving the National Trust’s Libraries’

by Caroline Bendix

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22nd November

Afternoon Lecture

‘Every Picture Tells a Story – Part Two’

Peter Preece talking about natural history in the UK and Europe

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25th November

Trentham Gardens

Coach Outing

Christmas visit to Trentham Gardens

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9th December

Walk

Chasewater

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13th December

Richard lll

Evening Lecture

‘Richard III – The Last Yorkist King of England’

Hero? Murderer? Loyal Brother: Max Keen will enlighten us

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10th January

Evening Lecture

‘The Story of the Great War’

Andrew Lound and Penelope Ferguson tell the story of a British ‘tommy’

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13th January

Hopwas, Staffs

Walk

Hopwas, Staffs

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24th January

African cheetah

Afternoon Lecture

Africa! Continent of Superlatives

by David Keith Jones

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10th February

Great Haywood, Staffs

Walk

Great Haywood, Staffs

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14th February

Elizabethan embroidery

Evening Lecture

‘Embroidered with Woodbine and Eglantine’

The Elizabethans loved putting hidden messages in their designs 

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25th February

Moat House, Acton Trussell

Annual Lunch

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27th February

Social event at Tutbury Castle, ‘Sex and the Tudors’

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28th February

Terracotta Warriors

Afternoon Lecture

‘China’s Ancient and Modern Wonders’

by Ray Sturdy

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10th March 

Rosliston, Derbyshire

Walk

Rosliston, Derbyshire

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14th March

Evening Lecture

‘Dig deep, dig down and dirty’

Joe Hawkins tells us about landscape gardening

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28th March

Transport poster

Afternoon Lecture

‘Reflections of a British Landscape’

Ned Williams talks about transport posters

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11th April

Geoff Tristram

Evening Lecture

A.G.M.

followed by

‘An Evening of Things That Annoy Me or Five Fingers and a Thumb’

by Geoff Tristram

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