Programme of Talks
February - October
All talks will be held in
the Parish Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8RY at 7.15pm (unless indicated otherwise).
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
LEANDA DE LISLE
'Henrietta Maria: Conspirator, Warrior, Phoenix Queen'
A myth busting biography of Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles 1, which retells the dramatic story of the Civil War from her perspective.
Wednesday 14th June 2023
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
SPECIAL EVENTS 2023
A Guided Tour of St Cross Abbey, Winchester
The Winchester Martyrs
Dr Lucy Wooding
Lincoln College, Oxford
7.00pm Tuesday 21st March at Winchester College
with an Exhibition on 'Winchester and the Reformation'
Pre Booked Event Only
Wednesday 26th April
Arundel Castle and Gardens
A Private Guided Tour of magnificent Arundel Castle.
A chance for you to see its spectacular gardens with one of the largest tulip displays in the country.
Tuesday 23rd May
A Guided Evening Walk of the
Lost Cinemas & Theatres of Winchester
The Winchester Walk starts at 6.15 pm outside the Visitor Information Centre in the Guildhall and finishes at 7.45 pm at the Theatre Royal in Jewry Street.
Wednesday 7th June
Monastries, Martyrs, Murder & Meat
With Guides from London on the Ground, walk from St Paul's Cathedral via Greyfriars and the Old Bailey to Smithfield.
London has a long and dark history of martyrs, public executions, body snatchers, crime and punishment!