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New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA

October 2019

President’s Address

October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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January 2020

The British Constitution is in Transition, but from What to What?

13 January, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Leicester, LE1 7EA United Kingdom
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To be presented by Professor David Howarth, Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of CambridgeFellow of Clare College Cambridge. The lecture will be held in the New Walk Museum

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Fire and Fury in Iceland: tracking molten rock from deep in the earth to eruption at the surface

27 January, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Leicester, LE1 7EA United Kingdom
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Joint lecture with the Geology Section To be given by Professor Bob White FRS Professor of Geophysics, Bullard Laboratories, Cambridge Volcanic eruptions in Iceland have fascinated writers for centuries. In 1775 Benjamin Franklin correctly identified the cause of the terrible weather that summer in Europe as caused by an eruption in Iceland, which turned out to be the biggest known historic eruption. In 1864 Jules Verne based his ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ on a presumed volcanic conduit…

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February 2020

Leicester Mercury Media Lecture

10 February, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Leicester, LE1 7EA United Kingdom
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To be given by Mr Mike Sassi, Editor of Nottingham Post To be held at the New Walk Museum

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Lecture on the Periodic Table

24 February, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Leicester, LE1 7EA United Kingdom
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(Title to be confirmed) Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff CBE FRS University of NottinghamSponsored by Royal Society of Chemistry To be held at the New Walk Museum:

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March 2020

Wildlife Recording in a Changing Environment

9 March, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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To be given by Mr Brian Eversham CEO, Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Joint lecture with the Natural History Section To be held at the New Walk Museum:

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The Four Principles of Beauchamp and Childress

23 March, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Leicester, LE1 7EA United Kingdom
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To be given byProfessor Raanan GillonProfessor Emeritus of Ethics Imperial College London, Chairman of the Institute of Medical Ethics, President of the British Medical Association Sponsored by De Montfort University To be held at the New Walk Museum:

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April 2020

Annual General Meeting

27 April, 2020 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
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Leicester, LE1 7EA United Kingdom
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(NB 6.45 start) Followed by a Recital by The Bardi Wind Soloists, Conductor David CalowWine will be served in the interval The Bardi Wind Soloists at the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery To be held at the New Walk Museum:

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