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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 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Lichfield Guildhall, Bore Street
Lichfield, WS13 6LU United Kingdom
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Join us to help celebrate the museum's 20 successful years at Erasmus Darwin House Museum. 3 course meal and drink on arrival. Guest speaker - Prof Kate Williams, Reading University.

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June 2019

Beyond Brontosaurus: Dinosaurs, Science and Fiction by Dr Will Tattersdill, Birmingham University

June 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
College Hall, 21 The Close
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LD United Kingdom
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£6.00

Brontosaurus was discovered in the 1860's and declared invalid in 1903, but managed a comprehensive domination of twentieth-century, despite never having had existed.  In 2015 it was (tentatively) restored to the annals of science.  In this talk Will Tattersdill explores the animal's strange afterlife in science and popular culture. Dr Will Tattersdill, Birmingham University Senior Lecturer in Popular Literature Birmingham University

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July 2019

James Watt Junior and Aston Hall by Chris Rice

July 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
College Hall, 21 The Close
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LD United Kingdom
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£6.00

Lecture by Chris Rice

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