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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

Dr. D’s Science Club

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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£4

The Future of Materials Make a crash helmet for an egg and discover how materials might change and develop in the future.   Children aged 7-11 Ticket reductions for siblings. Children are fully supervised, but adults may attend with their children if they wish.  

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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

Dr. D’s Science Club

March 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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Free

National Science Week: Meet the Scientists Join us for our annual celebration of National Science Week with free drop-in activities.   Children aged 7-11 Children are fully supervised, but adults may attend with their children if they wish.  

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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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