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Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LD United Kingdom

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March 2017

Lunar Lecture: Maria Edgeworth (Lichfield Literature Festival)

March 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
College Hall, 21 The Close
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LD United Kingdom
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Join us as we continue with our programme of full moon talks. We celebrate the continuing story of the Lunar Society and its legacy throughout 2017. As part of Lichfield’s Literary Festival Dr Kate Croft (nee Iles) will deliver a talk on Maria Edgeworth, the prolific writer of adults' and children's literature, and key player in the evolution of the novel. £5 per ticket, booking essential. Refreshments available. Please note that this lecture will take place at College Hall, The…

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April 2017

Lunar Lecture: Joseph Wright of Derby

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
College Hall, 21 The Close
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LD United Kingdom
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Join us as we continue with our programme of full moon talks. We celebrate the continuing story of the Lunar Society and its legacy throughout 2017. Lucy Bamford from Derby Museums will deliver an engaging talk on Lunar Society member Joseph Wright, the philosophers' painter. £5 per ticket, booking essential. Refreshments available. 01543 306260

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June 2017

Lunar Lecture: 18th Century Gardens

June 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
College Hall, 21 The Close
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LD United Kingdom
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Kicking off our weekend celebrating all things gardening Elaine Mitchell, doctoral researcher from the University of Birmingham, will deliver at talk on the Lunar Men and the global plant trade. £5 per ticket, starts at 7.30pm. Continue to explore our herb garden with trails, tours and children's activities Saturday 10 - Sunday 11th June. 11am - 5pm (FREE ENTRY)

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July 2017

Lunar Lecture: Anna Seward

July 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
College Hall, 21 The Close
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LD United Kingdom
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Marion Roberts will deliver a talk on 'Swan of Lichfield' Anna Seward at 4.30pm. Tickets cost £5, booking essential (01543 306260). There will also be timed tours of Lichfield's Cathedral Close throughout the day, with a possible visit to Anna's former home. (£3.50)

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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: Hogarth’s Down & Outs to Divas

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 dace over the centuries. £5 per ticket, booking essential. 01543 306260.    

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December 2017

Lunar Lecture: James Brindley

December 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
College Hall, 21 The Close
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LD United Kingdom
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Join published author Christine Richardson as she delivers an engaging talk on James Brindley, industrialist and canal pioneer.   £5 per ticket, booking essential. 01543 306260.

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