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[TALK:] A unique local take on the Dambusters raid of WW2

Mon 11 Nov '19, 16:23
By John Baxter
[TALK:] A unique local take on the Dambusters raid of WW2

Janet Fray has lived locally for many years. She was married to Jerry, a retired RAF Squadron Leader and holder of the Distinguished Flying Cross, whose vital role related to the Dambusters raid was kept secret until 2001.

Charlton Horethorne welcomes TV chef Lesley Waters

Sun 17 Mar '19, 20:51
By Sue Gudgeon
Charlton Horethorne welcomes TV chef Lesley Waters

Lesley has kindly agreed to share her skills to help raise funds for the Village Hall refurbishment. This promises to be a fun occasion with the opportunity to pick up tips from one of the country’s leading chefs.

ANVIL 2019 programme

Tue 5 Feb '19, 17:05
By Dave Smith
ANVIL 2019 programme

ANVIL, the local structured discussion group, begins its sixth year with a new season starting this week. This year's programme includes artificial intelligence, environmental art, the next financial depression, liberal democracy and religion.

[TALK:] Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) with Wincanton Quakers

Fri 23 Nov '18, 15:43
By Richard Porter
[TALK:] Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) with Wincanton Quakers

Wincanton Quakers will be hosting a talk on the work of Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders). They work in the trouble spots of the world providing medical relief to those suffering from the effects of disasters around the world.

The 2017 Nicholson Lecture: Defence and Security in Our Times

Fri 28 Jul '17, 15:48
By James Scott
The 2017 Nicholson Lecture: Defence and Security in Our Times

This year's Nicholson Lecture will be given by Lieutenant General Sir James Bucknall, K.C.B., C.B.E., on Saturday 5th August at 6pm. This event is in aid of Combat Stress, the veterans' mental health charity.

The Critical Global Citizen: an interactive talk at the Library

Wed 19 Apr '17, 17:29
By John Smith
The Critical Global Citizen: an interactive talk at the Library

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.

[TALK:] Nathaniel Ireson by Peter Fitzgerald

Mon 19 Sep '16, 21:16
By John Baxter
[TALK:] Nathaniel Ireson by Peter Fitzgerald

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.

[TALK:] The Oldest Known Map of Castle Cary and Ansford

Tue 23 Aug '16, 12:16
By Pek Peppin
[TALK:] The Oldest Known Map of Castle Cary and Ansford

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!

The 2016 Nicholson Lecture: “Opportunities for Cavalry”

Mon 11 Jul '16, 15:47
By James Scott
The 2016 Nicholson Lecture: “Opportunities for Cavalry”

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?”

A Talk on the History of Palestine

Wed 20 Apr '16, 08:03
By Nigel Fox and John Baxter
A Talk on the History of Palestine

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 - For Challenging Discussions

Thu 3 Mar '16, 14:11
By John Baxter
ANVIL - For Challenging Discussions

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.

ANVIL Discussion: Should the UK Stay in the EU?

Tue 3 Nov '15, 15:28
By John Baxter
ANVIL Discussion: Should the UK Stay in the EU?

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.

The Italian Barber of Wincanton - A Talk by John Baxter

Sat 12 Sep '15, 12:30
By John Baxter
The Italian Barber of Wincanton - A Talk by John Baxter

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.”

The Nicholson Lecture at Maperton Church – Saturday 8th August

Fri 31 Jul '15, 07:26
By James Scott
The Nicholson Lecture at Maperton Church – Saturday 8th August

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.

Talk: Renewable Energy and The World’s Most Environmentally Friendly Fuel

Thu 14 May '15, 10:24
By Jane Jones
Talk: Renewable Energy and The World’s Most Environmentally Friendly Fuel

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".

Springwatch's Chris Sperring Will Talk in Wincanton on 13th March

Fri 20 Feb '15, 16:47
By Steve Lee
Springwatch's Chris Sperring Will Talk in Wincanton on 13th March

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!

Talk by "Who Do You Think You Are?" Presenter Nick Barratt

Fri 17 Oct '14, 12:31
By Jane Jones
Talk by "Who Do You Think You Are?" Presenter Nick Barratt

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?"

Next ANVIL Discussion: Can a Computer Become Conscious?

Wed 8 Oct '14, 10:23
By John Baxter
Next ANVIL Discussion: Can a Computer Become Conscious?

Lecturer and Founder of Academy Conferences Julie Arliss will be our speaker at the next meeting of ANVIL on Wednesday 15th October. This structured discussion group meets in the Quaker Barn in the High St every two months.

"The Spirit of 1914 – the Regiments that Won the War"

Mon 21 Jul '14, 11:10
By James Scott
"The Spirit of 1914 – the Regiments that Won the War"

This year’s Nicholson Lecture takes place on 2nd and 3rd August in aid of Maperton Church and the Army Benevolent Fund. The church is something of a hidden jewel; set in a stunning location, anyone visiting is in for a treat.

Talk on European Union in St John's Church, Horsington

Fri 23 May '14, 12:25
By Jane Jones
Talk on European Union in St John's Church, Horsington

Roland Rudd is Chairman of Business for New Europe. He will give a talk at St John’s Church, Horsington on Friday 6th June 2014. This will give us an opportunity to learn more about the mystery which is the European Union!

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