Our monthly talks programme is currently being held via Zoom, trips will resume when it's safe to do so.
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Nicola Cornick’s talk, ‘Swindon Before the Railway’ can be found here: https://youtu.be/GsLvbrcKM_g

‘All You Need is Love’ by Juliet Wood, one of her series of paintings in a fast food outlet in Swindon. We were fortunate enough to have Juliet Wood talking about her life as an artist on 24 June 2020 via Zoom, in a talk entitled ‘From Response to lasting Image’.

It can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR4FIoOtjpU

Joseph Ingleby’s talk can be viewed here:

 

Talk by Mike Pringle 12.11.20 Beauty of Nature: Incompetence of Painting

Dr Mike Pringle in this beautifully illustrated talk explained the work of Richard Jefferies, his upbringing and influences and the importance of his work today.

 

Desmond Morris Remembering Swindon 17 February 2021

84 computers joined us for this memorable Friends’ talk, making over 100 people in total. The first part of the talk is missing, but will appear in note form soon.

 

Dr Stuart Prior gave a talk on 24 February entitled: Minster, Manor and Town- Excavations at Berkeley Castle 2004-19 about his years excavating around Berkeley, what he found, and what it tells us about life in the Kingdom of Hwicce in 660.

 

On 28 April, we hosted a talk by Dan Hicks, author of The Brutish Museums The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution

 

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