ALL LECTURES WILL START AT 7.00PM, IN THE SMALL HALL OF THE TOWN HALL.
Friday 10th November
After the AGM, we welcome back Francis Thyer. Francis has a remarkable collection of Glastonbury images, which he has been collecting for decades. Francis will be speaking about Glastonbury Photographs and Photographers.
PLEASE NOTE: All lectures after the AGM are on THURSDAY EVENINGS at 7.00PM.
Thursday 7th December
Bob Croft (South West Heritage Trust) will talk about Recent Archaeology in Somerset. He will cover a range of projects across the county and bring us right up to date for the year.
January 2024: No talk scheduled
Thursday 15th February
Steve Parker (President SANHS) will speak to A trip to Steep Holm. This talk will take us on a trip to the island of Steep Holm in the Severn Estuary. The island is home to a range of wildlife and Steve will also include the archaeology of the island in his work as Chair of the Kenneth Allsop Trust which safeguards Steep Holm.
Thursday 14th March
Francis Farr-Cox will give a talk on All About Spiders - how and where they live with reference to Somerset plus the origins of arachnology from the 17th century. Love them or hate them, they are intriguing creatures with a wide range of habitats and habits.
Thursday 11th April
Jon Van Gowler (British Dragonfly Society) on Identifying Dragons & Damsels – the wonderful world of dragonflies and damsel flies just in time for their emergence for the summer. He has recently guided walks in the Abbey so you can discover what to look out for locally as well as learning about their fascinating lifecycle.
Thursday 15th May
Tim Hopkinson-Ball presents Two New Discoveries: Medieval Devotion at Glastonbury Abbey. Tim will discuss two artefacts - one which has recently surfaced and the other lost in the nineteenth century. Both are devotional and they cast new light on late medieval religious practice in the monastery. They demonstrate not only how much information an apparently trivial artefact can convey, but also the continuing utility of older literary sources to shed new light on Glastonbury's history.
ENTRY £2, FREE FOR GAS MEMBERS AND CHILDREN WITH PARENTS.