Talks

Talks are held on the fourth Thursday of each month (except June, July and August) starting at 8pm in Church House, Churchyard, Hitchin. A guest speaker talks, usually with illustrations, on an aspect of local history. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, light refreshments follow the talk, and you will be made warmly welcome. Members free, visitors £2.

Date  2020 Details
23 January   Cold Baths Don’t Might Work: another look at the history of mental health care – an illustrated talk by Dr Mike Clarke
27 February   Verulamium: Busy Places and Empty Spaces – an illustrated talk by Dr Kris Lockyear
26 March   AGM and Members’ eveningAS A RESULT OF THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION, THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  The election of society officers and other formal business will take place as soon as circumstances allow. 
23 April   Ethical Metal Detecting and the Kelshall Hoard – AS A RESULT OF THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION, THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
28 May   Maurice Johnson, the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society and Hitchin – an illustrated talk by Dr Dustin Frazier Wood
24 September   The Eighteenth Century Principal Inn in North Hertfordshire: The Sun Hitchin and the White Horse, Baldockan illustrated talk by Annika McQueen
22 October   Apsley Cherry-Garrard: Hertfordshire’s Antarctic Exploreran illustrated talk by Chris Bennet
26 November   Hitchin’s Times and Seasons: Daily Life in a Country Townan illustrated talk by Richard Field

Special Meetings 2020

Starting times and venues vary.  A charge applies to these events.

Date Time Details
Wednesday
8 July
 8pm The Scilla Douglas Lecture
Details in the Hitchin Festival Programme
Wednesday
15 July
8pm The Miss Lewis Lecture
Details in the Hitchin Festival Programme
Thursday
3 December
7.30pm Christmas Event
Details will be provided nearer the date

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