Programme of Talks
September - December
All talks will be held in
the Parish Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8RY at 7.15pm (unless indicated otherwise).
Dr ESTELLE PARANQUE
'Blood, Fire & Gold'
Elizabeth I of England &
Catherine de Medici
Wednesday 14th September 2022
"A stunning portrayal of two of the most powerful women in European history"
Master of St Cross
A Hospital without Doctors and Brothers who are not Religious:
What is beyond the walls of St Cross?
Wednesday 12th October 2022
Dr GILES MERCER
'Why was St Thomas More Executed?'
Wednesday 9th November 2022
The Rev'd Canon
Dr JUDITH MALTBY
Corpus Christi College, Oxford
'Hearing the Word, The Bible,
The Prayer Book & Public Worship from Cranmer to 1660.
Wednesday 7th December 2022
Programme of Talks
February - September
Dr NICOLA TALLIS
'All the Queen's Jewels 1445 -1548'
The jewellery collections of the Yorkshire and Tudor Queens.
Wednesday 8th February 2023
The English Pope'
This new book examines the life
of the only English Pope.
Wednesday 8th March 2023
Dr ANTONIA WHITLEY
Independent Art Historian
'Renaissance Masters & The Tradition of Art Forgery in Siena'
Siena was the major Italian city for the production of 'antique paintings and objects d'art'.
What was created in the workshops of the leading fakers ended up in just about every major museum, gallery and private collection in the world.
Wednesday 12th April 2023
'An Amateur's View of some of Hampshire's Historic Churches'
Wednesday 10th May 2023
To be confirmed
Dr ELLENA LYELL
University of Exeter
'The History of Colour
Perception in the Old
The significance of colour as a literary device in Biblical, Ancient Greek, Egyptian and Mesopotamian literature.
Wednesday 13th September 2023
Dr GABRIELLE STOREY
& The Pope as a Protector
& Diplomat in Medieval History'
Wednesday 11th October 2023
Early Autumn 2022
The Hampton Court Palace Trip
Experience the public dramas and private lives of Henry VIII, his wives and children in the world of the Tudor court. Discover the spectacular baroque palace built for William III and Mary II and explore Hampton Court Palace’s outdoor spaces and 60 acres of magnificent gardens.
The date of this trip is 28th September 2022.
For further details and a booking form, please email:
In Spring 2023
we are planning another Special Event.
A Trip to Arundel Castle in West Sussex
As soon as we have more details and booking information we will let you know.