Diary

2017

Friday 1 December [9.30 am]

‘No Triumph, No Tragedy’ a study morning on the Black Death

for Tonbridge School Parents’ Arts Society
Tonbridge School, High Street, Tonbridge TN9 1JP

Wednesday 6 December [11 am]

Glad Tidings! The story of the Annunciation

for The Arts Society, Moray Banff & Badenoch (NADFAS)
Williamson Hall, Duff Avenue, Elgin IV30 1QS

Wednesday 6 December [7.30 pm]

Glad Tidings! The story of the Annunciation

for The Arts Society, Grampian (NADFAS)
Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen AB10 7QE

Thursday 7 December [2.15 pm]

Glad Tidings! The story of the Annunciation

for The Arts Society, Highland (NADFAS)
Smithton Free Church, Murray Road, Inverness IV2 7YU

Tuesday 12 December [7.30 pm]

Icons: Windows into Heaven

for the Broadstairs Civic Society
Holy Trinity Church Hall, Nelson Place, Broadstairs CT10 1HQ

Thursday 14 December [2.30 pm]

The Politeness of Princes: the reality of medieval etiquette and table manners

for Biddenden Local History Society
The Old Village Hal, Tenterden Road, Biddenden TN27 8BB

Tuesday 19 December [7.30 pm]

Bede and the World in which he Lived

for Ulcombe History Society
The Village Hall, Headcorn Road, Ulcombe ME17 1HD

2018

Wednesday 10 January [2.30 pm]

El Greco

for The Arts Society, Uckfield & Lewes  (NADFAS)
Uckfield Civic Centre, Civic Approach TN22 1AE

Thursday 11th January [11 am]

Antonello da Messina: the great Sicilian Renaissance artist

for The Arts Society, Maling (NADFAS)
Ryarsh Village Hall, Birling Road, Ryarsh ME19 5JG

Tuesday 23 January [7 pm]

The First Prize: the Glories of Anglo-Saxon England

for Spithead Antiques & Fine Arts Society
Bay House School, Gomer Lane, Gosport PO12 2QP

Thursday 25 January – Sunday 4 February

Research for Study Tours in France

Tuesday 6 February [2 pm]

Antonello da Messina: the great Sicilian Renaissance artist

for The Arts Society, West Sussex
The Village Hall, Fittleworth, West Sussex RH20 1JB

Tuesday 6 February [8 pm]

The First Prize: the Glories of Anglo-Saxon England

for Crowborough History Society
The Community Centre, Pine Grove, Crowborough TN6 1FE

Wednesday 7 February [2.30 pm]

The Book of Kells

for The Arts Society, Storrington
The Village Hall, Mill Road, West Chiltington, West Sussex RH20 2PZ

Friday 9 February [7.15 for 8 pm]

The Politeness of Princes

for the Friends of Cobham Hall
Cobham Hall, Gravesend DA12 3BL

Monday 12 February [10.30 am & 2 pm]

‘Here be Dragons …’ Medieval Monsters

for the Knole Association

Wednesday 14 February [2 pm]

The Politeness of Princes

for The Arts Society, Devon (NADFAS)
Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Exeter EX4 3LS

Friday 16 February [3 pm]

The Politeness of Princes: the reality of medieval etiquette and manners

for U3A Cranbrook
The Vestry Hall, Cranbrook TN17 3HA

Monday 19 February [7.30 pm]

Subject tbc

for Ashford Archaeological Society
The Friends Meeting House, Albert Road, Ashford TN24 8NY

Tuesday 20 February [7.45 pm]

The Hazards of the Journey: Pilgrimage and Travel in the Middle Ages

for the Preston Tuesday Club

Wednesday 21 February [2.30 m]

The Green Man

for U3A Crowborough
All Saints Church Hall, Chapel Green, Crowborough TN6 1ED

Wednesday 21 February [7.30 m]

‘Put that light out!’ : The 93rd (Searchlight) Regiment, Royal Artillery

for the Thanet Branch of the Kent Family History Society
The Village Centre, Alpha Road, Birchington CT17 9EG

Thursday 22 February [8 pm]

‘The Dregs of the People Remain’: Black Death and its Aftermath

for Frittenden History Society
The Memorial Hall, Frittenden Road TN17 2DD

Friday 23 February [7.30 pm]

The Hazards of the Journey: pilgrimage and travel in the Middle Ages

for Kemsing Heritage Centre
St Edith Hall, High Street, Kemsing TN15 6NA

Tuesday 27 February [2 pm]

‘Put that light out!’ : The 93rd (Searchlight) Regiment, Royal Artillery

for the Bexley Ladies Club
The URC Hall, Hurst Road, Bexley DA5 3JN

Tuesday 27 February [7 pm]

The Cathars

for Hythe Civic Society
Hythe Bay Primary School, Cinque Ports Avenue, Hythe CT21 6HS

Wednesday 28 February [7.30 pm]

The Siren Sea

for Hawkhurst History Society
The RBL Hall, High Street, Hawkhurst TN18 4AG

Friday 2 March [10 am]

Anglo-Saxon England

A Day of Special Interest for The Arts Society, Monmouth
St Mary’s Priory Centre, Abergavenny NP7 7AY

Wednesday 7 March

The Arts Society ADM

Thursday 8 March [2 pm]

Stone on Stone: the men who built the cathedrals

for Tenterden National Trust
St Mildred’s Church Hall, Church Road, Tenterden

Friday 9 March [8 pm]

Charlemagne: Conqueror and Cultured King

for Tonbridge French Circle
Tonbridge Oast Theatre, London Road TN10 3AN

Wednesday 14 March [10.30 am]

The Powers behind the Thrones: the women of the first millennium

for the Canterbury Friendship Club
The Baptist Church, St George’s Place, Canterbury CT1 1UT

Wednesday 14 March [7.45 pm]

Subject tbc

for Hurst Green History Society
The Village Hall, Station Road, Hurst Green TN19 7PL

Thursday 15 March [2 pm]

Whose God is it anyway? Islamic Art & Architecture

for U3A Mayfield
The Memorial Hall, Mayfield TN20 9JP

Thursday 15 March [7.30 pm]

A Child’s Life in the Middle Ages

for Shorne History Society
The Village Hall, The Street, Shorne DA12 3EA

Friday 16 – Monday 19 March

Research for Study Tours in East Anglia

Monday 19 March [7.30 pm]

The First Prize: the Glories of Anglo-Saxon England

for Brentwood Metal Detecting Club
Old Brentwood’s Club, Ashwells Road, Brentwood CM15 9SE

Tuesday 20 March [7.30 pm]

‘Put that light out!’ : The 93rd (Searchlight) Regiment, Royal Artillery

for St Margaret-at-Cliffe History Society
The Village Hall, Reach Road CT15 6AP

Thursday 22 March [7 pm]

‘Put that light out!’ : The 93rd (Searchlight) Regiment, Royal Artillery

for HRGS Sittingbourne
The Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne ME10 4BX

Friday 23 March [10 am]

The Vikings: a Study Day

for The Arts Society, Royal Tunbridge Wells (NADFAS)
St Paul’s Church Centre, Rusthall Road, Rusthall TN4 9RE

Monday 26 March [7.30 pm]

‘Here be dragons …’ Medieval Monsters

for Tenterden & District LHS
The Zion Baptist Church, High Street, Tenterden TN30 6BB

Wednesday 28 March [11 am]

The Hazards of the Journey: pilgrimage and travel in the Middle Ages

for The Arts Society, Birmingham
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham B1 2LF

Wednesday 4 April [2.30 pm]

The Hazards of the Journey: pilgrimage and travel in the Middle Ages

for East Kent National Trust Association
The United Reformed Church, Watling Street, Canterbury CT1 2UA

Thursday 5 April [10.30 am]

Subject tbc

for U3A Beckenham
The Wesley Room of the Methodist Church, Bromley Road, Beckenham BR3 5JE

Friday 6 – Sunday 8 Sunday April

Kent History Weekend

University of Christ Church Canterbury

Monday 9 April [7.30 pm]

The Powers behind the Thrones: the women of the first millennium

for Brenzett WI
The Village Hall, Boarman’s Lane, Brookland TN29 9RG

Wednesday 11 April [11 am & 2 pm]

Antonello da Messina, the great Sicilian Renaissance Artist

for The Arts Society, Oxford
Magdalen College Auditorium, Longwall Street, Oxford OX1 4AU

Monday 16 – Thursday 19 April

Lecturing on part of the Seine River Cruise for ACE Cultural Tours

Friday 27th April – Tuesday 12th June

Lecturing on board MS Silver Cloud round Britain (several times)

Thursday 21 June [2 pm]

Lighting the Subject: Illuminated Manuscripts

for U3A Tenterden
St Mildred’s Church Hall, Church Road, Tenterden TN30 6AT

Thursday 21 June [7.30 pm]

The World of Henry the Navigator

for the Battle & District Historical Society
The Wynne Room, Memorial Hall, 81 High Street, Battle TN33 0AG

Friday 22 June

Details to follow

A fund raiser for Wickhampton Church, Norfolk
Please turn out in droves to support this event!

Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 June [1]

An Appointment with Angels – a study tour of Norfolk churches

for ACE Cultural Tours

Monday 16 – Saturday 21 July

A White Garment of Churches – a study tour of French cathedrals looking at the lives of the medieval Master Mason and his workers

for ACE Cultural Tours

Tuesday 24 – Friday 27 July [2]

An Appointment with Angels – a study tour of Norfolk churches

for ACE Cultural Tours

Monday 30 July – Friday 3 August

Northumbria in the First Millennium – a study tour considering the north-east in the second half of the first millennium

for ACE Cultural Tours

Sunday 12 – Wednesday 22 August

The Baltic [1]

Lecturing on board MS Serenissima for Noble Caledonia Cruises
Helsinki, Kotka, St Petersburg, Tallinn, Saaremaa, Parnu, Riga, Liepaja, Visby, Stockholm

Wednesday 22 August – Thursday 6 September

The Baltic [2]

Lecturing on board MS Serenissima for Noble Caledonia Cruises
Stockholm, Helsinki, St Petersburg, Tallinn, Saaremaa, Riga, Klaipeda, Gdansk, Swinoujscie, Lubeck, Holtenau, Kiel Canal, Ostende, Dover

Tuesday 11 – Monday 17  September

Research for Study Tour in Suffolk

Tuesday 18 September [2 pm]

Antonello da Messina: the Great Sicilian Renaissance Artist

for The Arts Society, Southwold
St Edmund’s Hall, Cumberland Road, Southwold IP18 6JP

Thursday 20 September [7.30 pm]

The Hazards of the Journey: Pilgrimage and Travel in the Middle Ages

for Smarden History Society
Charter Hall, Chessenden Lane, Smarden TN27 8NF

Monday 24 – Wednesday 26 September

Medieval Winchester – a study tour

for ACE Cultural Tours

Tuesday 2 – Thursday 11 October

Lecturing on board MS Serenissima for Noble Caledonia Cruises
Naples, Messina, Palermo, Trapani, Cagliari, Olbia, Bastia, Elba, Livorno

Monday 15 October [2.15 pm]

The Vikings are Coming!

for U3A Orpington
Crofton Halls, Crofton Road, Orpington BR6 8PR

Wednesday 17 October [10.30 am]

The Green Man in English Churches

For The Arts Society, Runnymede
The Hythe Centre, Thorpe Road, Egham, Surrey TW18 3HD

Thursday 18 October [10.55 am]

‘The Dregs of the People Remain’: Black Death and its Aftermath

for The Arts Society, Rutland
Rockingham Forest Hotel, Corby NN17 2AE

Thursday 18 October [7.30 pm]

The Topsy-Turvy World of Misericords

for The Arts Society, Ely
Bishop’s Palace, Palace Green, Ely CB7 1EG

Tuesday 23 October

‘The Dregs of the People Remain’: Black Death and its Aftermath

for Surrey Art Fund
Menuhin Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School, Cobham Road, Stoke d’Abernon KT11 3QQ

Tuesday 30 October [7.30 pm]

The Politeness of Princes: the reality of medieval etiquette and manners

for the Ashford branch of KFHS
Willesborough Windmill, Ashford TN24 0QG

Thursday 1 November [2 pm]

‘Put that light out!’ : The Searchlight Girls

for Brighton & Hove National Trust
Ajax Centre, Palmeira Avenue, Hove BN3 3GE

Friday 2 November [2.30 pm]

The Powers behind the Thrones: the women of the first millennium

for U3A Weald
Zion Baptist’s Church, High Street, Tenterden TN30 6BB

Monday 12 November [8 pm]

A Child’s Life in the Middle Ages

for Bexley Historical Society
St John Fisher RC Church Hall, Thanet Road, Bexley DA5 1AP

Tuesday 13 November [7.30 pm]

Subject tbc

for the Royal Phoenix Metal Detectors
The Cricketers, Crabble Avenue, Dover CT17 0JB

Thursday 15 November [10 am]

The Vikings, a Day of Special Interest

for The Arts Society, Cambridge
Churchill College

Tuesday 20 November

The Goose is Getting Fat: a history of Christmas traditions

for the Tunbridge Wells Wives Fellowship
Rotherfield Village Hall, North Street TN6 3LX

Wednesday 21 November [2.30 pm]

The Powers behind the Thrones: the Women of the First Millennium

for U3A Wadhurst
The Commemoration Hall, Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 6AP

Tuesday 27 November [10 am]

The Plague Years

A Study Day for AS, Bodmin
Venue tbc

Friday 30 November [7.30 pm]

‘Put that light out!’ : The 93rd (Searchlight) Regiment, Royal Artillery

for Kemsing Heritage Centre
St Edith Hall, High Street, Kemsing TN15 6NA

Tuesday 4 December [7.15 pm]

The Goose is Getting Fat: a History of Christmas Traditions

for Whitstable History Society
URC Hall, Middle Wall, Whitstable CT5 1BW

Monday 10th December [2.15 pm]

The Signs of the Times

for The Arts Society, Wimborne & Blandford (NADFAS)
The Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS

Tuesday 11 December [2 pm]

Glad Tidings! The story of the Annunciation

for The Arts Society, Malmesbury (NADFAS)
The Village Hall, 2 Tetbury Lane, Crudwell SN16 9HB

Wednesday 12 December [8 pm]

The Goose is Getting Fat: a History of Christmas Traditions

for Westerham Fine Arts Society
Westerham Hall, Quebec Avenue, London Road TN16 1BG

Thursday 13 December [11 am]

‘Here be Dragons …’ Medieval Monsters

for Borden History Society
The Forge, Borden ME9 8JN

Friday 14 December [7.30 pm]

The Goose is Getting Fat: a History of Christmas Traditions

for Canterbury KFHS
The United Reformed Church, Watling Street, Canterbury CT1 2UA

Tuesday 18 December [7.30 pm]

The Powers behind the Thrones: the Women of the First Millennium

for Ulcombe History Society
The Village Hall, Headcorn Road, Ulcombe ME17 1HD

Thursday 20 December [1.45 pm]

Glad Tidings! The story of the Annunciation

for The Arts Society, Knole
The Community Centre, Otford Road, Sevenoaks TN13  1NP