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Current Talks and Events Programme (Museum Friends)

Forthcoming events organised by the Friends of Welwyn Hatfield Museums - all are welcome, please come along.

Talks can no longer be held in the Seminar Room at Mill Green. Unless otherwise stated all talks will take place at The Cockayne, 69 The Ryde, Hatfield, AL9 5DN.

Doors open at 7.30 for 8pm, (evening talks) or 2.00 for 2.30pm (afternoon talks) with hot drinks and biscuits provided.

Friends' admission to talks is £4, non-members £6. Payment should be made at the door on the day of the talk, when future talks may also be booked. There may be other booking arrangements for other events.

Wednesday 18 October 7.30pm  - Guided Visit to Barn Theatre

Join other Friends on a special tour of this historic theatre in Welwyn Garden City. 

Book in advance to join Friends on a special tour of this historic theatre in Welwyn Garden City. Meet in the foyer at 7.30 pm for a talk and tour followed by refreshments in the Bar. Cost £4.00 for members or £6.00 for non-members exclusive of refreshments. Reserve a place by completing the booking form.

Monday 20 November - Talk by Emily Shepperson

Come and hear our curator speak on a seasonal topic, starting at 2 for 2.30 at 69 The Ryde, Hatfield.Cost £6.00 for non-members. No advance booking required. Pay on the day.

Thursday 7 December - Christmas Lunch at the Crooked Chimney pub, Cromer Hyde: this event is already booked

Monday 15 January 2018 2.00 for 2.30pm  -  Peter Oakenfull

Talk by Peter Oakenfull entitled 'The Green Corridor'. Peter is a local naturalist and ecologist. He will take the Friends on a journey through time along the Green Corridor from Stanborough to Hertford, showing why early man settled here, and how some of its ancient habitats have survived later development creating a rich biodiversity of habitats and species that should be protected.

Monday 19 February 2018 for 2.30pm - Elizabeth Hamilton

Talk by Elizabeth Hamilton entitled 'Around the County in 90 Hours'. Our speaker is a past chairman of the Hertfordshire branch of the CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) who walked the 194-mile Hertfordshire Way to get to know her county better and raise awareness of countryside which is under threat in many places. She will tell us about her experiences in walking the Hertfordshire Way

Wednesday 21 March 2018 7.30 for 8.00pm  -  Paul Langston

Talk by Paul Langston entitled 'A Stained Glass Journey Along Latitude 52 Degrees North'. Paul will take his audience on a tour of stained glass to be found close to 52 degrees north, including several examples in Hertfordshire. He will concentrate on historic and artistic aspects of stained glass, giving a flavour of the great variety to be seen, particularly in our churches.


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