Talks 2022

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.

Date Details
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.

Date Time Details
Wednesday
20 July
8pm The Miss Lewis  Lecture
Speaker to be announced
(see the Hitchin Festival Programme)
Wednesday
27 July
8pm The Scilla Douglas Lecture
Dr Sara Pennell on the Birth of the English Kitchen 1600 – 1850
  Thursday
1 December
          Christmas Event
Details awaited

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