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A stunning photographic exhibition that documents the impact of the devastating floods that transformed the landscapes and communities of the Somerset Levels in early 2014.

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Friday 6th February 2015

7 for 7:30pm

Dr James Harris - University of St Andrews

Visitors £4  Members/Students £2

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Monday 9th February 2015

7:30pm

Charles Booth - University of the West of England

Visitors £4  Members/Students £2

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Monday 23 February 2015.

19:30.

Visitors £4 - Members / Students £2.

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Wednesday 11th March 2015

7 for 7:30pm

Professor Jim Reed - The Queen's College, University of Oxford

Visitors £4  Members/Students £2

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Saturday 28 March 2015

Alexander Maitland

2.30 pm

VISITORS £4 MEMBERS / STUDENTS £2

 

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Upcoming events

21 January 2015 Reflections: Somerset Floods, One Year On

A stunning photographic exhibition that documents the impact of the devastating floods that transformed the landscapes and communities of the Somerset Levels in early 2014.


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04 February 2015 Who reads the literature of small nations and why?

Wednesday 4th February 2015.


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06 February 2015 Age of Reason, or of Passion? The Case of David Hume

Friday 6th February 2015

7 for 7:30pm

Dr James Harris - University of St Andrews

Visitors £4  Members/Students £2


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09 February 2015 The Life and Work of Gerald Shove History and Culture

Monday 9th February 2015

7:30pm

Charles Booth - University of the West of England

Visitors £4  Members/Students £2


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23 February 2015 The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey Patrick O'Brian Group

Monday 23 February 2015.

19:30.

Visitors £4 - Members / Students £2.


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11 March 2015 Immanuel Kant - The German Challenge of the Enlightenment

Wednesday 11th March 2015

7 for 7:30pm

Professor Jim Reed - The Queen's College, University of Oxford

Visitors £4  Members/Students £2


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28 March 2015 The Adventurous Life and Mysterious Death of John Hanning Speke Geography

Saturday 28 March 2015

Alexander Maitland

2.30 pm

VISITORS £4 MEMBERS / STUDENTS £2

 


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08 April 2015 Denis Diderot and the Encylopédie

Wednesday 8th April 2015

7 for 7:30pm

Dr Kate Tunstall - Worcester College, University of Oxford

Visitors £4  Members/Students £2


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10 April 2015 Unpredictable Explorations

10-18 April, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Paintings by Rosalind Robinson. Poems by Roger Zair


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03 June 2015 Enlightenment Ideas ENLIGHTENMENT

Wednesday 3 June 2015.

Professor John Robertson Clare College, University of Cambridge.

7 for 7.30pm.

VISITORS £4 - MEMBERS/STUDENTS £2.

 

 


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Did you know...

Shakespeare ...

In our coins and medallions collection, the earliest medallion is from 1796.This shows a portrait bust of Shakespeare with inscription "JUBILEE AT STRATFORD IN HONOUR AND TO THE MEMORY OF SHAKESPEARE SEPT 1769 D.G. STEWARD"

Curatorial Curiosities

Canadian birch-bark container

Made from birch-bark with blue and red dyed porcupine quill embroidery (the blue colouration has faded), the craftsmanship of this item is superb. The person who made this container was either a Métis or First Nations aboriginal Canadian of Red River Colony, Manitoba, Canada.