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November 2018

Lunar Lecture: Victor Frankenstein the Chemist by Sharon Rushton

23rd November 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
College Hall, 21 The Close
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LD United Kingdom
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£5.00

Join us for this unmissable lecture delivered by Professor Sharon Rushton. To be held at the College Hall,Cathedral Close. £5.00 per person, booking essential. 01543 306260

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January 2019

The Architect’s Wife: Mary Pickford (1737-1812)

January 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
College Hall, 21 The Close
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LD United Kingdom
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£6.00

Dr Peter Collinge (Keele University) will explore Mary Pickford’s pioneering role in the textile industry, and how her political and philanthropic activities contributed to Derby’s urban development in the late-eighteenth century.

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February 2019

Staffordshire and West Midlands Accents and Dialects

February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
College Hall, 21 The Close
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LD United Kingdom
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£6.00

By Dr Tom Devlin, Huddersfield University.

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March 2019

Evolution and the Epic Imagination: from Erasmus Darwin to the ‘Hobbit’.

March 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
College Hall, 21 The Close
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LD United Kingdom
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£6.00

At the beginning of the nineteenth century, Erasmus Darwin reached for ancient myths and the poetry of Ovid’s Metamorphoses to help him imagine what evolution might be like in action. In this talk, John Holmes will explore how our understanding of evolution has been shaped by epic literature and myth and still is, from Darwin’s poem The Temple of Nature to his grandson’s Tree of Life and on to modern science, where the Earth has become Gaia and our ancestors shared the world with…

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May 2019

20th Anniversary Dinner

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lichfield Guildhall, Bore Street
Lichfield, WS13 6LU United Kingdom
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Join us to help celebrate 20 successful years at Erasmus Darwin House Museum. Guest speaker - Royal Historian and TV presenter -Prof Kate Williams, Reading University with presentation on Emma, Lady Hamilton. For those attending the event The event will commence at 6.30pm with welcome drinks, with the dinner at 7.00 The menu for the evening is attached below.  If you or your party have any special dietary requirements, or would prefer the vegetarian option, could you please let us…

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