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September 2020

2020 Lunar Lectures – 17th and 18th Century Silversmiths – ‘Early Birmingham Silversmiths- It wasn’t all Brummagem!’

2nd September 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online, Beacon Street
Lichfield, WS12 7LD
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£6.00

by Craig O'Donnell, Birmingham Assay Office. This event will now be held on Zoom and tickets are available to purchase online here To purchase tickets on the day of the event please call the office on 01543 306260 The zoom link will be forwarded to you shortly before the lecture, by email.

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October 2020

2020 Lunar Lectures – Seminar Day – The Life of Joseph Banks – POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

14th October 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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£40

Sir Joseph Banks and the World of Medicine by Dr Patrick  Kaye Dr Patrick Kaye will review both Banks’s medical and family history and consider the role Banks, as President of The Royal Society (PRS), played in the development of medical science in the 18th century.  There will be some informed speculation on his emotional and physical health based on writings in his Endeavour journal, and references to contemporaneous medical personalities during his 42 years as PRS. The Enlightenment of…

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Lunar Lecture – Lunar Regolith(soil)- Challenges for Agriculture and Human Health

22nd October 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online, Beacon Street
Lichfield, WS12 7LD
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£6.00

Join us for the next in our popular series of Lunar Lectures. This month we have moved to a 21st century topic with a lecture on the implications for agriculture and human health of soil on the moon. Lunar Regolith - Challenges for Agriculture and Human Health will be delivered by Martin Braddock, FRSB, FRAS, Sherwood Observatory, Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Society. This will be held on Zoom Tickets available here

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November 2020

Lunar Lecture – The making of the West Midlands ‘Sacred Landscape’.

11th November 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online, Beacon Street
Lichfield, WS12 7LD
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£6.00

In an addition to our programme of lunar lectures this month we have The making of the West Midlands Sacred Landscape by Dr John Hunt, Honorary Research Fellow, Department of History, School of History and Cultures, University of Birmingham.   This lecture will be delivered on zoom Tickets available here  

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December 2020

Lunar Lecture – The Travels of Francis Sacheverel Darwin.

9th December 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
£6.00

The last in our series of lunar lectures for 2020 will look at doctor and traveller, Francis Sacheverel Darwin, son of Erasmus Darwin and his second wife Elizabeth. Sir Francis Sacheverel Darwin was a physician and traveller who was knighted by King George IV. As a young man he took an intrepid and eventful 2 year journey to Turkey and Greece via Spain, with 4 companions, all of whom died en route. Learn more about his travels in this fascinating…

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