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Philippa Bernard has lived most of her life in London. For many years, she and her husband had an antiquarian bookshop in Chelsea, a mecca for book collectors across the world. She has written several books on religious themes and a biography of the poet Kathleen Raine, and lectures on historical subjects for groups such as the National Trust and U3A. She is a member of the Society of Authors. Time: Wine and canapés 6.30pm, talk at 7pm Cost: £20 per member…Find out more »
Buildings Rodney Melville is an architect who specialises in the important work of conservation of historic buildings. He has consulted on some of the most significant buildings in the country including Chequers which has its origins in the 16th century and was given to the nation in 1921 as a country home for the Prime Minister of the day. Rodney will speak about the importance of maintaining such buildings and specifically about his work as Curator of Chequers and a…Find out more »
The 'Cambridge Spies’ was a group of Cambridge graduates who passed information to the Soviet Union during and after World War ll, which remained active into the 1950s. The membership and number in the ring emerged, but none was ever prosecuted. Richard Ryder, formally Mellon Professor at Tulane University, New Orleans, has recently completed a book on the ‘Cambridge Spies’. He will discuss some of his research and conclusions. Time: 12:30pm Cost: Members £24.00 and guests £26.00 Venue: Exeter Golf &…Find out more »
Description Join us on Friday, 21st June 2019 to see young people aged 11-14 from across England and Wales give a performance of their chosen speech from one of Shakespeare's plays. The Performing Shakespeare Competition is designed to allow Key Stage 3 pupils the opportunity to experience Shakespeare's plays as they were intended – on the stage. Using theatre and performance skills to engage with the texts, our performers bring to life some of the world's most famous speeches in…Find out more »