Amina Wright introduces us to Thomas Lawrence, courtesy of The Arts Society. Amina Wright is a curator of historic art collections, exhibitions and interiors, formerly for English Heritage and the Holburne Museum in Bath, and now as senior curator of the Faith Museum at The Auckland Project, County Durham. She has published and lectured for […]
William Maw Egley’s 1860-62 painting ‘Hullo Largesse’ captures the East Anglian custom known locally as ‘hallering largesse’. Agricultural customs were, until the early 20th century, central to the lives of most people who lived in the countryside, and the end of harvest in early autumn was the high point of the year. Just before the […]
It was a very fortunate 35 members of WDU3A, who heard Andrew Thompson’s learned but accessible and engaging talk. Right from the beginning he was at pains to point out that he was not going to talk about the archaeological artefacts on Dartmoor, but rather about the history of the study of archaeology on Dartmoor, […]
If you would like to participate in Tavistock’s Conservation Area Review – you can read the plans and proposals and complete the survey here Survey closes on 23rd October.
Many of you will have enjoyed attending The Caradon Lecture in previous years, held in Plymouth at either Marjon or Plymouth University. Last year we were priviledged to hear Bridget Kendall talk about the rollercoaster ride of Anglo-Russian relations and this year it will be Kim Darroch – Lord Darrock of Kew – in conversation […]
Jo Richardson’s recent talk on ‘Our Place in Space’ – the solar system of planets, asteroids and comets – prompted a very interesting discussion when six members of the Discussion Group met recently. Light travels very fast but it takes 27,000 years for it to reach us from the centre of the Milky Way, if […]