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On Saturday 22nd April 2017 at Wincanton Library, Dr. Maureen Ellis will lead an interactive session to explore the individual’s role in the transformative power of language and communication to construct a global community.
Peter Fitzgerald has just had published his book on Nathaniel Ireson the architect, master builder and potter of 18th century Wincanton and on Friday 23rd of September he will be giving a talk on Ireson to the Museum and History Society in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm.
Prof. Will Vaughan will give a talk about the oldest known map of Castle Cary and Ansford, on Saturday 3rd September at 6.30pm in Caryford Hall. This unique map dates from 1682-4 and is nearly 4ft x 4ft. You could order your own print!
This is the fifth annual Nicholson Lecture, which takes place this year at Maperton Church on Saturday 6th August. Allan Mallinson is our speaker and the topic is “Opportunities for Cavalry. The elusive dream of the Western Front?”
On Friday 29th April the Wincanton Museum and History Society is lucky to have the chance to hear one of the country’s leading experts on the Middle East and its troubled history. Jon Deverell’s topic is: The History of Palestine.
ANVIL, the Wincanton based structured discussion group, has now been going for two years. We are open to all and are free of any religious or political bias. Look at our 2016 programme and see if it would interest you.
Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union? This is the choice we will be facing for the referendum. A local talk gives you the chance to look at the issues.
A Museum and History Society talk on Friday 25th September at 7.30pm in Wincanton Memorial Hall, on the life of Alberto Bioletti who worked as a barber in Wincanton for 45 years. Yet John says, “His is one of the most extra-ordinary lives I have ever encountered.”
This year’s Nicholson Lecture is given by distinguished speaker Graham Mottram. It follows the careers of Lieutenant Rex Warneford and Squadron Commander Richard Bell-Davies, the first naval aviators to win the Victoria Cross, one hundred years ago.
Christopher Maltin, the founder of the Organic Power group of companies, will be giving a talk in Horsington Church on Friday 15th May. The title of his talk is "Renewable Energy and The World’s Most Environmentally Friendly Fuel".
Chris Sperring, a professional wildlife conservationist most recognisable these days by his involvement with the BBC's Springwatch, will be in Wincanton on 13th March to give a talk on wildlife conservation in this area. Tickets only £3!
Author and TV presenter Nick Barratt will give a talk on Family History and the Media on Saturday 25th October at St John's Church, Horsington. His talk will take us behind the scenes of the popular TV programme "Who Do You Think You Are?"
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