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, and you will be made warmly welcome. Members free, visitors £2.
For the present, light refreshments following the talk will not be served.
|27 January||“IT’S YOUR ROUND”: Hitchin’s Pubs
an illustrated talk by Mark Pardoe
|24 February||REVERENT NIBLOCK: Curate of Hitchin and Master of the Free School – a talk by Nic Wilson|
|24 March||ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and Members’ Evening, including updates on current projects
Nicky Nicol will speak on the subject of the Physic Garden Herbarium.
|28 April||THE ORIGINS OF THE ENGLISH, c 400-700 AD
an illustrated talk by Dr Susan Oosthuizen
|26 May||MAURICE JOHNSON, THE SPALDING GENTLEMEN’S SOCIETY AND HITCHIN
an illustrated talk by Dr Dustin Frazier Wood
|22 September||APSLEY CHERRY-GARRARD: HERTFORDSHIRE’S ANTARCTIC EXPLORER
an illustrated talk by Chris Bennett
|27 October||ROMAN PURWELL – an illustrated talk by Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews.|
|24 November||HITCHIN’S TIMES AND SEASONS: Daily Life in a Country Town
an illustrated talk by Richard Field
Special Meetings 2022
The lectures in July (under the auspices of the Hitchin Festival) will be at the Richard Whitmore Studio, Queen Mother Theatre.
The Christmas event will be at Church House.
A charge applies to all these events.
|8pm||The Miss Lewis Lecture
Speaker to be announced
(see the Hitchin Festival Programme)
|8pm||The Scilla Douglas Lecture
Dr Sara Pennell on the Birth of the English Kitchen 1600 – 1850