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October 2022

Salisbury Branch: Richard Hopton, ‘A Reluctant Hero, the life of Captain Robert Ryder VC RN’

Wednesday, 19th October, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The White Hart Hotel, 1 St John's Street
Salisbury, SP1 2SD
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Whereas Monday, 19 September 2022 has been appointed the day of Her Late Majesty’s funeral and has been declared a day of National Mourning, Terence Dear, Hon. Branch Secretary, hereby gives Notice that the 68th Annual General Meeting of the Branch, will now be held at The Mercure Salisbury White Hart Hotel, 1 St John Street, Salisbury SP1 2SD on Wednesday, 19 October 2022. The Agenda, Reports and Nomination Papers previously issued will still apply. The Meeting will commence at…

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November 2022

Salisbury Branch: Johnny Fenn, ‘Nepal – a photographer’s perspective’

Monday, 21st November, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The White Hart Hotel, 1 St John's Street
Salisbury, SP1 2SD
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As an ambassador for the charity Hello World, Johnny has travelled frequently to Nepal and been actively involved in their project to provide solar powered internet-enabled education hubs to remote communities. He has built a very successful career as a photographer specialising in adventure, expedition and commercial photography. Coffee will be served from 10.15am, with the main talk beginning at 11am sharp, and lunch from 12.30pm. Lunch & Talk ticket price: £20 (Members) & £22 (Guests) Talk only ticket price:…

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December 2022

Salisbury Branch: Felicity Herring, ‘James Barry RA and his niece Dr James Barry’

Wednesday, 7th December, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The White Hart Hotel, 1 St John's Street
Salisbury, SP1 2SD
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Dr James Barry was first female doctor in Britain. Born in Cork in 1789 she was the niece of the artist James Barry RA. In 1809 she disguised herself as a man and went to Edinburgh University to train to be a doctor. Following her graduation in 1812 she joined the army and was posted to South Africa where she maintained her male persona throughout even fighting a duel. In Cape Town she performed the first successful caesarean section in…

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January 2023

Salisbury branch: ‘Character and Conflict’ by Peter Power

Monday, 16th January 2023, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The White Hart Hotel, 1 St John's Street
Salisbury, SP1 2SD
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Peter will continue his interesting talk about the courageous agents of the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War. He will take it to the next stage by closely looking at some of the characters and conflicts in greater detail. The talk will cover SOE triumphs as well as tragedies. Coffee will be served from 10.15am, with the main talk beginning at 11am sharp, and lunch from 12.30pm. Lunch & Talk ticket price: £20 (Members) & £22 (Guests) Talk…

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February 2023

Salisbury branch: ‘Patronage & Taste: The History of the Royal Collection’ by Nicola Turner Inman

Wednesday, 15th February 2023, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The White Hart Hotel, 1 St John's Street
Salisbury, SP1 2SD
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Photograph: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2022 Nicola Turner Inman, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts (Projects) at the Royal Collection Trust will take you on a tour of one of the greatest art collections in the world and the last great European dynastic collection still in royal ownership. She will examine how the Royal Collection was formed and what has been its role throughout the centuries, exploring how both patronage and taste have played important…

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March 2023

Salisbury branch: ‘The Lord Leycester Hospital’ by Dr Heidi Meyer

Monday, 20th March 2023, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The White Hart Hotel, 1 St John's Street
Salisbury, SP1 2SD
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The half-timbered buildings of the Lord Leycester Hospital are some of the most important medieval buildings in Britain. Constructed by Warwick’s Guilds between 1385 and 1420 the Guildsmen used the grand rooms for banquets and meetings. In the reign of Elizabeth 1, her friend Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester acquired the buildings from the Guilds to found his “Hospital” where twelve Brethren – soldiers who had fought for crown and country - could find a home. No one could have…

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May 2023

Salisbury Branch: ‘The Women of the Raj’ by Brian Freeland

Wednesday, 10th May 2023, 10:15 am - 2:00 pm
The White Hart Hotel, 1 St John's Street
Salisbury, SP1 2SD
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‘The Women of the Raj’ by Brian Freeland Brian Freeland has written a dozen stage scripts (nine produced so far, four of them published). Following comments that he didn’t write many good roles for ladies, he staged a piece about the British women in India during the second half of the Raj: “Called Letters from the Hen House, it was compiled mainly from letters, diaries and memoirs of the period. Six excellent roles for the ladies and only four men.…

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