Our new branch programme will be available soon, in the mean time here are some events that may be of interest:
Stowe House Summer Talk: Appearing to Advantage – Dining with the Georgians
Friday 16th August, 7.00pm
Stowe, Buckingham, MK18 5EH
Food historian Dr Annie Gray has a wide-ranging set of interests, from gender and tea, through to changing notions of edibility. In this talk she discusses Georgian Dining including what to feed your notable guests and how to navigate around the pitfalls of dining in polite society. Feel yourself going back in time as you enjoy chance to taste real Georgian recipes and take in your surroundings in Stowe’s sumptuous State Music Room where many a fine meal has been consumed!
Annie is a noted food historian who has featured on many television and radio programmes such as The Great British Bake Off, The Hairy Bikers Best of British and The Kitchen Cabinet.
Tickets £18.00 including wine and canapés on the South Front Portico on arrival and chance to taste original Georgian recipes. Pre-booking is essential, call 01280 818002 for more information or to book tickets. Buy tickets to both of our summer talks and receive a 10% discount.
Stowe House Summer Talk: Royal Scandals through the Ages
Friday 23rd August, 7.00pm
Stowe, Buckingham, MK18 5EH
Royal biographer, Dr Kate Williams shows how royalty and scandal have been in a riotous and uneasy marriage throughout history. In this lavishly illustrated talk, Dr Williams explores the stories of some of the most notable royal scandals.
Paying particular attention to the eighteenth century, she lifts the lid on tales of cash for honours, spurned mistresses, ambitious courtesans, mistreated wives and truly eye-popping levels of spending, and telling the story of Princess Charlotte, daughter of George IV and the Queen who never was. As this beautifully illustrated talk reveals, royal scandal is nothing new.
Tickets £22.00 including wine and canapés on the South Front Portico on arrival and chance to taste original Georgian recipes. Pre-booking is essential, call 01280 818002 for more information or to book tickets. Buy tickets to both of our summer talks and receive a 10% discount.
Today, tomorrow and beyond: Can the past project cartography into the future?
18:30 Tuesday 3 September 2013
Hothorpe Hall, Theddingworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6QX
This year the lecture entitled “Today, tomorrow and beyond: Can the past project cartography into the future?” will be given by Nick Millea, Map Librarian of the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford and author of various cartographic publications. Nick will use examples of classic cartography to reflect on how mapping has evolved over time and how it has come of age in the 21st century.
The lecture is open to anyone interested in mapping, the attendance fee is £9 (inc VAT) per person and includes wine reception, an opportunity to view the 2013 The British Cartographic Society’s annual award entries and opening of the commercial exhibition
To book a place visit: http://www.geoinformationgroup.co.uk/forms/bcs2013
The Peace and Anti-War Movement on the eve of the First World War – lessons for today
Friday 20th & Saturday 21st September
At the Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester
The Conference starts with a film Benjamin Britten – Peace and Conflict marking the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth. The Saturday will be introduced by war reporter and former independent MP, Martin Bell and features talks on peace activist and suffragist, Isabella Ford, the centenary of the Northern Friends Peace Board and the View of Two Communities on the eve of WWI in Germany and England. A Q&A panel discussion on the lessons for today completes the programme.