2023 Meetings

2023 Meetings

Society meetings usually take place on the first Friday of each month when members and guests enjoy a varied programme of lectures and social activities. Meetings enable members to learn more about the past while meeting friends in an informal and friendly atmosphere.

Meetings Title Speaker
6th January

The Life and Adventures of Henry Walker R.N.

Stephen Flinders
3rd February

Three years is a long time in a Tardis

Richard Pincott
3rd March

Annual General Meeting followed by

The Bob Hammond Memorial Talk:
Joseph Wright of Derby (1734 -1797): Artist recorder of a scientific revolution

David Charles
14th April

A History of Cinematography told in Postage Stamps

Geoff Blackwell
5th May

Luke Barton:
The troubled times of a Nottinghamshire inventor who brought us modern socks and stockings

Bob Massey
2nd June

Passions Potions and Poisons
Love and Death in the Garden: Beneficial plants with medicinal healing qualities.

Tracey Akehurst
7th July

Picturing the Local Landscape (Part 2)
The Eighteenth & Nineteenth Centuries

Stephan Green

No meeting

1st September

A History of Photography in the East Midlands

Geoff Blackwell
6th October

Erasmus Darwin:local personality of global significance

David Charles
3rd November

Theatre Tricks and Illusions part II

Bob Massey

1st December

Christmas Social – ticket only – A history of Christmas Carols

Stephan Green