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August 2017

Lunar Lecture: Samuel Galton

August 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
College Hall, 21 The Close
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LD United Kingdom
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Dr Harry Smith from the University of Cambridge will deliver an engaging talk on complex Lunar Man, Samuel Galton, Quaker and gun maker. £5 per ticket, refreshments available, booking essential. 01543 306260.

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September 2017

Lunar Lecture: From down and outs to divas: Hogarth and the performing arts.

September 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
College Hall, 21 The Close
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LD United Kingdom
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Join Darwin descendant Jeremy Barlow for a lively talk on William Hogarth's cultural contrasts in the performing arts. This talk includes slides and music. Jeremy specialises in English popular dance music from 1550 to 1750, and also has a particular interest in the illustration of music and social dance over the centuries. £5 per ticket, booking essential. 01543 306260.    

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October 2017

Seminar Day: Collectors, Collections and Collaborations in the 18th Century

October 5
Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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Full day conference with speakers to include: Dr. Patricia Fara (Camb. Univ) on Joseph Banks, founder of the Royal Society, Jonathan Wallis (Derby Museums) on John Whitehurst and fossil collecting, and Dr Stephen Leach (Keele Univ.) on Boothby, Rousseau & Wright.   £35 to include lunch and refreshments. Complete the day by joining us for dinner and a visit to the former home of Lunar Man William Withering.  

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Lunar Event: William Withering Celebration

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Edgbaston Golf Club, Church Road
Birmingham, B15 3TB United Kingdom
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Join us for dinner at the former home of Lunar Society member William Withering. Dr Peter Sheldon will talk on the Life and Times of William Withering.   £35 per person. Please note this event is taking place at Edgbaston Hall, Edgbaston Golf Club, Church Road, Birmingham, B15 3TB.

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November 2017

Lunar Event: Gin Tasting Evening

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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From Gin Lane to Beacon Street, this talk and gin tasting evening will explore the history of alcohol consumption in the 18th Century.   £10 per ticket, booking essential. 01543 306260.

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