All talks and trips have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
We are hoping this is a postponement of activities and we hope to run the talks and trips we have planned as soon as it is safe to do so.
skip to Main Content

Starting with the complete flyer and then a breakdown of all talks and trips, above the outer part of the flyer, and below the inside. Tickets for talks can be obtained at the museum during opening hours, and also from our website. Booking for trips is by emailing Linda Kasmaty on lindakasmaty@hotmail.com , don’t forget Friends get reduced price entry for talks and priority booking on trips. Why not join today if you’re not already a member?

…and the front page which summarises the activities:

Our first talk of 2020 takes place on Thursday 27 February, Professor David Manley will be talking about the development of British abstraction during and after World War II…

In March our talk will be about the award winning Museum of Computing given by the highly entertaining Jeremy Holt…

Our first trip of the year is to the Corinium Museum in Cirencester on 21 April, some of you may remember Amanda Hart gave us a very interesting talk about the Museum in October last year, so we thought we’d take a trip out there. We’re going independently, there is a good bus service to Cirencester, and meeting there at 2pm. We will have a talk in the lecture theatre and a look round the museum. Cost to be announced soon.

Our April talk is by astrophotographer Gavin James who takes photographs from the Blackett Observatory at Marlborough College. This link to their website gives you up to date information about the night sky.

Our second trip of the year to the wonderful Sandham Memorial Chapel. It’s owned by the National Trust, so members please remember cards. We’ll have a 40 minute talk, a look round the paintings and lunch at The Carpenter’s Arms opposite.

Our May talk is by the very popular Jon Ratcliffe, he will give us a very different view of Swindon. What might have been…

Our third trip is to the fabulous Banwell Bone caves. I must admit to being sceptical about these, but have a look at the website, this looks like a fascinating trip.

Dr Gill Clarke is making a return trip to Swindon MAG to talk to the Friends about an exhibition she is curating at Russell Cotes museum…

Dr Gill Clarke’s talk will be followed by a trip to Russell Cotes Museum in Bournemouth, more details nearer the time. I think we will have to book a coach for this trip as well.

Our final talk before the summer break in August will be a talk by Sarah Purvey ahead of her exhibition in the gallery the following week.
And last but by no means least, our final trip of the year will be to the Sculpture in the Landscape 1969-2020 exhibition in September organised by Friends of the Garden, this will be the seventh and final exhibition organised by this group. Find out more here 
There’s a fascinating story on the website.

Back To Top