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This talk will throw light on a remarkable group of friends including Erasmus Darwin, Matthew Boulton, James Watt, Josiah Wedgwood and Joseph Priestley who began meeting monthly on the Sunday nearest a full moon. They shared the same passion for exploring means of advancing medicine, engineering and manufacturing. They are regarded as the Fathers of the Industrial Revolution and their Society was based in Birmingham from about 1765 to the end of the century .Find out more »
The AGM is a gentle and reflective meeting and all members are encouraged to attend. Brief reports will be read giving updates on all that the museum achieved in the last year. Members will also be asked to vote on some minor changes to the Friends' constitution and so a good turn out will be much appreciated. After refreshments members can indulge in some lighthearted entertainment!Find out more »
A lively evening is promised as Max Keen presents his views on Oliver Cromwell's achievements in period costume, that of a Roundhead general. Was Oliver Cromwell one of England's greatest men or did his success get the better of him? Come and find out!Find out more »
For those who love to tap their toes to lively music and enjoy a colourful and engaging romp through the history of the Morris Men, this talk is not to be missed. Richard Hannah belongs to the Kempsey Morris Men group and can often be seen at the Upton festivals.Find out more »
All Winter Lectures are held at Christchurch Hall in Avenue Road, Great Malvern, unless otherwise stated.
Lectures begin at 7.30 and admission is free to Friends of Malvern Museum or £2 for visitors.
Refreshments are served at the end of the evening for a small charge.