This is a complete list of events for the current year

President’s Address

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

"1919, 1969, 1994: New Beginnings and Key Influences" To be presented by Mrs Gillian Johnston. This is an open evening followed by a social gathering. The Lord Mayor of Leicester … Continue reading President’s Address

Urbs in Rure: The “Trifling” Pursuit of Town Gardening in Georgian England

Adult Education College, 50-54 Belvoir St, Leicester LE1 6QL Adult Education College, 50-54 Belvoir St,, Leicester

Note the earlier than usual start time and different venue. To be presented by Dr Todd Longstaffe-GowanLandscape Designer and Historian. Gardens Advisor to Historic Royal Palaces Dr Longstaffe-Gowan is the … Continue reading Urbs in Rure: The “Trifling” Pursuit of Town Gardening in Georgian England

Plant Stories from around the World

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

Dr Richard Gornall, Director, Botanic Gardens, University of Leicester A meeting of the Natural History Section

“At least 18 or 20 persons. setting at Cards & Tea”: William Hogarth’s Wollaston Family and the British Conversation Piece

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

To be presented by Professor Kate RetfordProfessor of History of Art, Birkbeck, University of London Earlier this year, the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery was able to purchase William Hogarth’s … Continue reading “At least 18 or 20 persons. setting at Cards & Tea”: William Hogarth’s Wollaston Family and the British Conversation Piece

What has Space done for us?

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

To be presented by Professor Martin Barstow.Space Park Leicester Project Director School of Physics & Astronomy , University of Leicester Sponsored by British Science Association Space programmes are often viewed … Continue reading What has Space done for us?

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

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

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. What did Tudor audiences find … Continue reading Arrested Development: Bruegel’s Children, Clowns and Fooling Around on the Tudor Stage

Charnwood Lodge, Leicestershire’s Last Wilderness

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

Neil Pilcher, Senior Conservation Officer, LRWT A meeting of the Natural History Section

Leicester’s Peregrine Project

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

Jim Graham, President, Leics. and Rutland Ornithological Society A meeting of the Natural History Section

Fire and Fury in Iceland: Tracking Molten Rock from Deep in the Earth to Eruption at the Surface

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

To be given by Professor Bob White FRS Professor of Geophysics, Bullard Laboratories, Cambridge Joint lecture with the Geology Section Volcanic eruptions in Iceland have fascinated writers for centuries. In … Continue reading Fire and Fury in Iceland: Tracking Molten Rock from Deep in the Earth to Eruption at the Surface

Schools’ Lecture

South Wigston High School, St Thomas Rd, Wigston, Leicester LE18 4TA St Thomas Rd, Wigston, Leicester

This year’s Schools’ lecture was held at South Wigston High School together with other high attainers from Babington and Lancaster Academies. Chris Jackson, Equinor Professor of Basin Analysis at Imperial … Continue reading Schools’ Lecture

Who is Tom Crawford? Why Did He Stop Paying His Mortgage? And What Does His Story Tell Us About the Future Role of Local Media?

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

The Leicester Mercury Media Lecture To be given by Mr Mike Sassi, Editor of Nottingham Post The lecture will highlight the fact that although local newspaper circulations may have diminished, … Continue reading Who is Tom Crawford? Why Did He Stop Paying His Mortgage? And What Does His Story Tell Us About the Future Role of Local Media?

W.W.W. Falklands

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

Gianpiero Ferrari F.R.P.S. A meeting of the Natural History Section