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October 2019

President’s Address

October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA, New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk
Leicester, LE1 7EA United Kingdom
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"1919, 1969, 1994: New Beginnings and Key Influences" This is an open evening followed by a reception. The Lord Mayor of Leicester will attend. The lecture will be held at the New Walk Museum:

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Historic Georgian Urban Landscapes

October 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA, New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk
Leicester, LE1 7EA United Kingdom
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Note the earlier start time. To be presented by Dr Todd Longstaffe-GowanPresident, London Parks and Gardens Trust The lecture will be held at the New Walk Museum:

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Speaker to be confirmed

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA, New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk
Leicester, LE1 7EA United Kingdom
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The lecture will be held at the New Walk Museum:

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November 2019

Standing on the Shoulders of (Gas) Giants

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA, New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk
Leicester, LE1 7EA United Kingdom
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To be presented by Professor Emma Bunce. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester Sponsored by British Science Association In 1676, Newton famously wrote that "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants" in a letter to Hooke. He was referring to the process of using the understanding gained by major thinkers who have gone before in order to make intellectual progress - and this phrase is aptly applied to the scientific process…

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From Mr. Pickwick to Tiny Tim: Charles Dickens and Medicine

November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA, New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk
Leicester, LE1 7EA United Kingdom
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To be presented by Dr Nicholas CambridgeHonorary research Fellow in Humanities and Medical History, University of Buckingham Charles Dickens' broad interest in medicine is evident in his novels and journals. What is less well known is Dickens' florid medical history. Having carefully read over 14,000 letters in the 12-volume Pilgrim Edition plus 400 others, the speaker has identified 20 separate medical conditions that Dickens suffered from and believes that he was in denial with some of them. The lecture will…

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December 2019

Arrested Development: Bruegel’s Children, Clowns and Fooling Around on the Tudor Stage

December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA, New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk
Leicester, LE1 7EA United Kingdom
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To be presented by Professor Greg Walker FRHS FEA FSA FRSE Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature, University of Edinburgh. Sponsored by Loughborough University. Pieter Bruegel the Elder - Children’s Games What did Tudor audiences find funny, and why? Taking inspiration from the Bruegel painting known in English as Children's Games, the talk will look at the ways in which children's movements as represented in that painting can help us to understand important aspects of clowns in plays such…

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