Afternoon events, Talks & lectures, History

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Ingenious Impressions: MUSE Tours

Student MUSEs (Museum University Student Educators) lead these tours, which run daily and last for approximately 30 minutes.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 0141 330 4221

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0141 330 4221

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 0141 330 4221

…and 45 more dates until 21 Jun

Enlightened! A Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town in the Age of Reason

Explore the New Town with Enlightened! walking tours and learn about how clever Edinburgh's people of yore were. Booking is essential.

Dundas House, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Apr

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

The Story Of St Katharine's

The story of St Katharine's, from the 12th century through to more modern times.

Guildhall Library, London EC2V

Tue 5 May

Free / 020 7332 1868

Anthony Sattin: Young Lawrence

Historian Anthony Sattin discuses TE Lawrence.

Salisbury Arts Centre

Sun 24 May

£8 / 01722 321744

Part of Salisbury Festival.

Berwick at War 1939–45

An exploration of WW II, marking the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

St Aidan's Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sun 10 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

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Bumps in the Night: Edinburgh Blackout Injuries in WWII

Learn more about the enforced blackouts during WWII.

Anatomical Museum, Edinburgh

Sun 17 May

Free

Includes exclusive tour of the Anatomy Museum. Part of Festival of Museums.

Burke's Bones and Other Curiosities from the Anatomy Collections

A glimpse into the University's anatomy collection.

Anatomical Museum, Edinburgh

Sat 16 May

Free / 0131 651 1438

Includes exclusive tour of the Anatomy Museum Part of Festival of Museums.

Carry on Curator Talk

Collection curator Damian Etherington delivers interactive talks.

Redoubt Fortress And Military Museum, Eastbourne

Tue 28 Jul

Free with museum entry / 01323 410300

Seaward Ho! Hang the Treasure: Exploring a range of objects that could be treasure, from secret documents to shiny coins

Tue 18 Aug

Free with museum entry / 01323 410300

How many hours in Spits? – a talk on Eastbourne and the RAF, along with an opportunity to look at the story of one man’s life in RAF.

Tue 22 Sep

Free with museum entry / 01323 410300

Who's Absent? – Where did our soldiers come from 1701-1915?

Carry on Curator: The Machine Guns Chuckled – Tut-tut! Tut-tut!

The Redoubt's collection curator Damian Etherington hosts a series of interactive talks on weapons housed at the museum.

Redoubt Fortress And Military Museum, Eastbourne

Tue 26 May

Free with Museum Entry / 01323 410300

Conservation of Incunabula

A studio visit to see conservation work in progress along with a special talk.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Fri 15 May

Free / 0141 330 4221

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Culture and Cake Series

Historical talks, tea and cake. What a combo, eh?

Redoubt Fortress And Military Museum, Eastbourne

Sat 17 Oct

£6 / 01323 410300

What happened in just a few thousand years to make humans leap from the Stone Age to where we are now? Heritage service manager Jo Seaman presents this talk followed by a Q&A.

Wed 28 Oct

£6 / 01323 410300

Redoubt's collection curator Damian Etherington takes a look at the women's suffrage movement in Eastbourne. Followed by a Q&A.

Wed 4 Nov

£6 / 01323 410300

Through the eye of the needle: Heritage Officer Katherine Buckland explores how the sewing needle changed the world

Sat 14 Nov

£6 / 01323 410300

Dr Matt Pope discusses how to survive the next ice age in Eastbourne

Dominiek Dendoveen: Ethnic Minorities on the Western Front

Inhabitants of more than 60 actual states were present at the front in Flanders and France. This talk from scientific researcher Dominiek Dendooven gives an overview of what happened to these soldiers during and after the war.

Redoubt Fortress And Military Museum, Eastbourne

Sat 10 Oct

£12 (£10) / 01323 410300

Eugene Rogan: The Fall of the Ottomans – A Modern History of the Middle East

Oxford historian Eugene Rogan discusses the Ottoman entry into the First World War.

The Salberg Studio, Salisbury

Tue 2 Jun

£8

Part of Salisbury Festival.

'For the Inspection of the Public': The Story of Dulwich Picture Gallery

Ian Dejardin of Dulwich Picture Gallery talks about the gallery's long and illustrious heritage.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 12 May

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Gallipoli with Peter Hart

Peter Hart presents an intricate talks about Gallipoli.

Redoubt Fortress And Military Museum, Eastbourne

Sat 9 May

£12 (£10) / 01323 410300

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Ingenious Impressions: Lunchtime Talks

Hear about various aspects of early book production from a selection of curators, academics and students. These talks cover everything from ancient books featured in the movies to the first printed map.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0141 330 4221

Wed 6 May

Free / 0141 330 4221

Wed 13 May

Free / 0141 330 4221

…and 4 more dates until 10 Jun

Man at Arms Guided Tour

The Man at Arms tells bloodthirsty tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons to show off.

Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Sat 23 May

Normal admission charges apply / 01620 850330

On the Trail of Flora Thompson – Beyond Candleford Green

A talk about the fortunes of author Flora Thompson. Booking is essential.

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Tue 21 Jul

£3 / 01256 478670

Pour la Canaille: Faut la Mitraille

A chance to get up close to some of the displays from the Napoleonic era and learn more about them.

Redoubt Fortress And Military Museum, Eastbourne

Sat 16 May

Included in admission / 01323 410300

The Real Loch Ness Monster

Gary Campbell (President of the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club) and Cait McCullagh, (Curator at IMAG) present a talk on the sightings, findings and traditions for deep loch activity in the Highlands.

Inverness Museum & Art Gallery

Thu 7 May

£3 / 01463 237114

Part of Inverness Science Festival.

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Redoubt Military History Series: Great War Railwaymen by Jeremy Higgins

Jeremy Higgins presents a lecture on the wartime experiences of railwaymen.

Redoubt Fortress And Military Museum, Eastbourne

Sat 13 Jun

£12 (£10) / 01323 410300

Richard Van Emden: Tommy's War

Historian Richard Van Emden discusses what life was like for the ordinary soldier in World War One.

Redoubt Fortress And Military Museum, Eastbourne

Sat 12 Sep

£12 (£10) / 01323 410300

Roman Armour

What did the Romans ever wear for us? Using evidence from archaeology and contemporary sculpture, Dr Jon Coulston explores how a Roman soldier based in Northern Britain would have dressed and what weapons he would have carried.

McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

Thu 7 May

Free / 01382 307200

  • 15:00 – 16:00 Roman Armour McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

Sue Light: British Military Nurses on the Western Front

A talk by Sue Light on how military nurses in World War One coped with 'active service' in France and Flanders.

Redoubt Fortress And Military Museum, Eastbourne

Sat 11 Jul

£12 (£10) / 01323 410300

Telling The Story Of The Kingston School Of Art

A panel discussion all about the history of Kingston School of Art.

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Fri 26 Jun

Studio

£3 / 0844 482 1556