Diary

2020

Lectures can be delivered remotely by Webinar (Zoom) if required.

Please email or ring for details or look on You Tube for my Zoom Advice [https://youtu.be/TBeP-lpRzgU] which I hope will help if you are not sure about setting up a remote lecture and how it works.

Thursday 11 June  [2 pm]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on The Master Masons

for U3A Westerham

Thursday 11 June  [2 pm]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on Antonello da Messina

for The Arts Society, Sevenoaks

Monday 15 June  [2.30 pm]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on The Ship Burial at Sutton Hoo

for The Arts Society, Betchworth

Tuesday 16 June  [2 pm]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on The Master Masons

for U3A Invicta

Tuesday 30 June [3 pm]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on The Dregs of the People Remain: Black Death and its Aftermath

for the CEQ Volunteers

Thursday 2 July [10 am]

Webinar/Zoom lecture: Fra Filippo Lippi

for U3A Hawkhurst

Thursday 2 July [2.30 pm]

Webinar/Zoom lecture: ‘Put that light out!’ The Searchlight Girls of WW2

for U3A Tunbridge Wells

Monday 6 July [7 pm]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on Thomas Becket

for Tenterden National Trust Association

Tuesday 7 July [10.45 am]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on the Green Man

for The Arts Society, Mendip

Thursday 9 July [11 am]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on A Child’s Life in the Middle Ages

for The Arts Society, Painswick

Friday 10 July [11 am]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on The Powers behind the Thrones: the women of the first millennium

for Ashford Probus

Thursday 16 July  [2 pm]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on Thomas Becket

for U3A Tenterden

Thursday 23 July [2 pm]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on ‘Here be dragons …’ Medieval Monsters

for The Arts Society, Reigate

Tuesday 4 August [11 am]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on The Dregs of the People Remain: Black Death and its Aftermath

for The Arts Society, Kington Langley

Wednesday 5 August [11 am]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on Medieval Brittany

for Wadhurst Probus

Wednesday 5 August [5 pm]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on Stone on Stone: the Men who built the Cathedrals

for The Arts Society, Dukeries

Tuesday 25 August [10.45 am]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on a subject TBC

for The Arts Society, High Weald

Thursday 27 August [10.30 am]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on the Lindisfarne Gospels

for the Arts Society, Harrow

Thursday 3 September [10.30 am]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on Viking Art & Myth

for U3A Beckenham

7-11 September 2020 Planned to go ahead. Please contact ACE Tours for further information

Northumbria in the First Millennium

A study tour for ACE Cultural Tours

Tuesday 15 September

Webinar/Zoom lecture on The Hazards of the Journey: pilgrimage and travel in the Middle Ages

for The Arts Society, Ashford

Wednesday 16 September [2.30 pm]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on The Glories of Anglo-Saxon England

for Goudhurst & District U3A

Thursday 17 September [2 pm]

The Politeness of Princes: medieval etiquette and table manners

for MEPARA
The Village Hall, Wrotham Road, Meopham DA13 0AT

Friday 18 September [3 pm]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on ‘Put that light out!’ The Searchlight Girls of WW2

for U3A Cranbrook

Saturday 19 September

Webinar/Zoom lecture on The Hazards of the Journey: pilgrimage and travel in the Middle Ages

for Folkestone Museum

Tuesday 22 – Friday 25 September Planned to go ahead. Please contact ACE Tours for further information

An Appointment with Angels; a Study Tour of Norfolk Churches

for ACE Cultural Tours

Tuesday 6 October [1.45 pm]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on ‘Here be Dragons …’ Medieval Monsters

for The Arts Society, Hambledon

Saturday 10 October [9.30 am]

Stone on Stone: the men who built the cathedrals

for the Sauniere Society
Newington Village Hall, Folkestone CT18 8AU

Tuesday 13 October [11 am]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on a subject TBC

for The Arts Society, Stamford

Thursday 15 October  [10.30 am]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on The Dregs of the People Remain: Black Death and its Aftermath

for The Arts Society, Beaconsfield

More fun than it sounds!

Thursday 15 October [7.30 pm]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on The Master Masons: the men who built the cathedrals

for The Arts Society, Ely

Monday 19 October [7.30 pm]

The Signs of the Times

for Wye Arts Society

Tuesday 20 October [10.45 am]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on The Master Masons: the men who built the cathedrals

for The Arts Society, Solent

Tuesday 20 October [10.45 am]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on The Master Masons: the men who built the cathedrals

for Oxted History Society
If in person, at the URC, Bluehouse Lane, Oxted RH8 0AA

Wednesday 21 October [2 pm]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on a subject TBC

for U3A Faversham

Thursday 22 October [7.30 pm]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on a subject TBC

for The Arts Society, Pantiles

Wednesday 28 October [7.30 pm]

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

for Rainham History Society
The Millennium Centre, Gatekeeper Chase, Rainham ME8 9BH

Wednesday 4 November [10.30 am]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on The 1st Prize: The Glories of Anglo-Saxon England

for The Arts Society, Epsom

Wednesday 4 November [7.45 pm]

The Goose is Getting Fat! A history of Christmas traditions

for Elham NFU Ladies
St Mary’s Church Hall, Elham CT4 6TQ

Thursday 5 November [6.45 pm]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on Black Death and its Aftermath

for The Arts Society, Dorset County

Monday 9 November [7.30 pm]

The Goose is Getting Fat! A history of Christmas traditions

for Birchington WI
Kearns Hall, Grenham Bay Avenue, Birchington CT7 9NN

Tuesday 10 November [2 pm]

Bede and the World in which he lived

for St Andrew’s Church
St Andrew’s, West Street, Deal CT14 6DY (the hall is behind the church)

Wednesday 11 November [2 pm]

The Goose is Getting Fat: a history of Christmas Traditions

for Aperfield WI
Aperfield WI Hall, Lebanon Gardens, Biggin Hill TM16 3HA

Thursday 12 November [2 pm]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on Thomas Becket

for U3A Paddock Wood

Thursday 12 November [7.30 pm]

Stone on Stone: the men who built the cathedrals

for Sandwich History Society
The Grand Jury Room in the Guildhall, Sandwich

Saturday 14 November [10 am]

Webinar/Zoom Study Morning for Joint U3As Tenterden Area with Dr Sheila Sweetinburgh

Monday 16 November [1.30 pm]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on Medieval Mariners

for The Arts Society, Harrogate

Tuesday 17 November

Webinar/Zoom lecture on The Politeness of Princes: the reality of medieval etiquette and table manners

for The Arts Society, Medway

Wednesday 18 November [8.00 pm]

Thomas Becket

for Otford & District Historical Society
The Memorial Hall, High Street, Otford TN14 5PQ

Thursday 19 November [2 pm]

Illuminated Manuscripts

for U3A Mayfield
The Memorial Hall, Tunbridge Wells Road, Mayfield TN20 6PJ

Thursday 19 November [7.30 pm]

The Master Masons

for The Ash Society
The Village Hall, Queen’s Road, Ash CT3 2BG

Monday 30 November [7.30 pm]

The Goose is Getting Fat! A history of Christmas traditions

for The Granary Club
Rainham Oast Community Centre, Granary Close, Rainham ME8 7SG

Wednesday 2 December [7 pm]

The Goose is Getting Fat! A history of Christmas traditions

for HRGS
Central Avenue Theatre, Sittingbourne ME10 4DN

Friday 4 December [10 am]

The Master Masons

for Swanley U3A
The Alexandra Suite, St Mary’s Road, Swanley BR8 7BU

Saturday 5 December [10 am]

The Goose is Getting Fat! A history of Christmas traditions

for North West Kent Family History Society
The Science & Technology College, Heath Lane, Dartford DA1 2LY

Tuesday 8 December [11 am]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on Glad Tidings! The Story of the Annunciation

for The Arts Society, Brecknock

Thursday 10 December [7.30 pm]

The Goose is Getting Fat! A history of Christmas traditions

for Margate Civic Society
Walpole Bay Hotel, Fifth Avenue, Cliftonville CT9 2JJ

Saturday 12 December [7.30 pm]

The Goose is Getting Fat! A history of Christmas traditions

for Crayford Manor Historical Society
Crayford Baker Trust Hall, Maxim Road, Crayford Manor DA1 4BG

Tuesday 15 December [11.30 am]

The Goose is Getting Fat! A history of Christmas traditions

for The Arts Society, Mid Kent

Wednesday 16 December [10.30 am]

Glad Tidings! The Story of the Annunciation

for The Arts Society, Hungerford
Herongate Leisure Centre, Charnham Park, Hungerford RG17 0YU

Thursday 17 December [1.45 pm]

Webinar/Zoom lecture on a subject TBC

for The Arts Society, Knole

2021

Monday 11 January [8 pm]

The Master Masons: the men who built the cathedrals

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

Thursday 14 January [2.30 pm]

The Ship Burial at Sutton Hoo

for the National Trust, Tenterden
St Mildred’s Church Hall, Church Road, Tenterden TN30 6AT

Thursday 21 January [2 pm]

The Master Masons: the men who built the cathedrals

for Sidcup U3A
The New Community Church Hall, 24 Station Road, Sidcup DA15 7DU

Thursday 21 January [8 pm]

Subject TBC

for Leigh Historical Society
The Small Village Hall, High Street, Leigh TN11 8RL

Friday 22 January [7.30 pm]

The Master Masons: the men who built the cathedrals

for Hildenborough History Society

Tuesday 26 January [8 pm]

The 1st Prize

for Hadlow Historical Society
St Mary’s Church Room, Hadlow TN11 0DJ

Friday 29 January [10.30 am]

The Second or Third Coming? Early Christianity in Britain

for the Friends of Canterbury Cathedral

Monday 1 February [2 pm]

The Bayeux Tapestry

for Kingston U3A
URC, Eden Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HZ

Tuesday 2 February [7.30 pm]

‘Put That Light Out!’ The Searchlight Girls of WW2 93rd (Searchlight) Regiment, Royal Artillery

for Swanley History Group
The Alexandra Suite, St Mary’s Road, Swanley BR8 7BU

Monday 8 February [7.30 pm]

‘Here be Dragons …’ Medieval Monsters in Church Art

for Cranbrook Local History Society
The Congregational Church, High Street, Cranbrook TN17 3DN

Wednesday 10 February [2.15 pm]

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

for Canterbury U3A
St Mary Bredin Chuch, 59 Nunnery Field, Canterbury CT1 3JN

Wednesday 10 February [7.30 pm]

A Child’s Life in the Middle Ages

for Sevenoaks Area National Trust Association (SANTA)
The Indoor Bowls Club, Hollybush Close, Sevenoaks TN13 3UX

Thursday 11 February [8 pm]

‘Put That Light Out!’ The 93rd (Searchlight) Regiment, Royal Artillery

for Wadhurst History Society
The Commemoration Hall, High Street, Wadhurst TN5 6LE

Monday 15 February [11 am]

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

for The Arts Society, Royal Tunbridge Wells
Trinity Theatre, Church Road, Tunbridge Wells TN1 1JB

Tuesday 16 February [2 pm]

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

for The Arts Society, Eastbourne
The Village Hall, East Dean, Surrey BN20 0DJ

Friday 19 February [8 pm]

The Siren Sea: medieval mariners

for Mayfield Local History Society
The Scout Hall, Mayfield

Thursday 4 March

The Arts Society Annual Directory Meeting

Monday 8 March [10.30 am]

Albrecht Durer

for The Arts Society, Steyning
The Community Centre, Fletcher’s Croft, Steyning BN44 3XZ

Monday 8 March [2.30 pm]

Stone on Stone: the men who built the cathedrals

for The Arts Society, Henfield
The Henfield Hall, Cooper’s Way, High Street, Henfield BN5 9DE

Tuesday 9 March [2 pm]

The Master Masons

for The Arts Society, Malmesbury
The Village Hall, Tetbury Lane, Crudbury SN16 9HB

Wednesday 10 March [2 pm]

The Bayeux Tapestry

for Chaldon WI

Friday 12 March [7.30]

The Green Man in English Churches

for the Kent Family History Society
URC Canterbury, Watling Street, Canterbury CT1 2UA

Monday 15 March [2.15 pm]

Jan van Eyck

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

Tuesday 16 March [7.30 pm]

A Child’s Life in the Middle Ages

for St Peter’s, Broadstairs
Hopeville Avenue, Broadstairs CT10 2TR

Thursday 18 March [8 pm]

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

for Wingham History Society
The Village Hall, School Lane, Wingham CT3 1BD

Tuesday 23 March [7.30 pm]

The Searchlight Girls of WW2

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

Thursday 25 March [11 am]

Fra Filippo Lippi

for The Arts Society, Faversham
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham ME13 8NZ

Thursday 1 April [12.30 pm]

Subject TBC

for the Sidcup Ladies
Sidcup Rugby Club, Sydney Road, Sidcup DA14 6RA

Thursday 8 April [2.15 pm]

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

for The Arts Society, Torbay
St Matthias’ Church, Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HW

Friday 9 – Sunday 11 April

Medieval Canterbury Weekend

Monday 12 April [7.30 pm]

Subject TBC

for the Cinque Ports Detecting Club
The Mermaid’s Locker, 8 Cattle Market, Sandwich CT13 9AF

Wednesday 14 April [2.30 pm]

The Vikings Are Coming!

for The Arts Society, Cobham & Oxshott
The Village Hall, Holtwood Road, Oxshott KT22 0QJ

Thursday 15 April [7.30 pm]

Subject TBC

for Dymchurch & District Heritage Group
The Methodist Chapel, Dymchurch

Friday 16 April [10 am]

Illuminated Manuscripts, a Study Day

for Surrey U3As
Menuhin Hall, Cobham Road, Stoke d’Abernon KT11 3QQ

Thursday 22 April [11 am]

Here be Dragons: medieval monsters

for The Arts Society, Stirling & Forth Valley
Albert Haus, Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2QL

Monday 26 – Friday 30 April 2021

Suffolk Churches

A Study Tour for ACE Cultural Tours

Tuesday 11 – Friday 14 May 2021

An Appointment with Angels: Norfolk Churches [1]

A Study Tour for ACE Cultural Tours

Tuesday 18 May [2.30 pm]

The Master Masons: the men who built the cathedrals

for Heathfield U3A
The Community Hall, Sheepsetting Lane, Heathfield TN21 0XG

Wednesday 19 May [2.30 pm]

The Master Masons: the men who built the cathedrals

for Goudhurst & District U3A
The Parish Hall, Balcombes Hill, Goudhurst TN17 1AT

Thursday 20 May [7.30 pm]

The Master Masons: the men who built the cathedrals

for Bridge History Society
The Village Hall, 28 High Street, Bridge CT4 5JZ

21-23 May

Grotesques, Gargoyles and Green Men, a Study Weekend

for The Villiers Park Trust

Tuesday 25 May [11 am]

The Book of Kells

for The Arts Society, Turners Hill
The Ark, Mount Lane, Turners Hill RH10 4RA

Friday 4 May [7 pm]

Subject TBC

A fund raiser for the church of St Thomas at Capel

Tuesday 8 June [11 am]

The Bayeux Tapestry

for The Arts Society, East Grinstead
Chequer Mead Arts Centre, de la Warr Road, East Grinstead RH19 3BS

Wednesday 9 June [2.30 pm]

The Signs of the Times: How to read medieval art

for The Arts Society, Uckfield & Lewes
Uckfield Civic Centre,  TN22 1AL

Thursday 10 June [1.30 pm]

The Master Masons

for The Arts Society, Tarporley
The Community Centre, Tarporley CW6 0AY

Tuesday 15 June – Saturday 3 July POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 2022

Lecturing on board the Silver Cloud for Silver Sea

Porto, La Coruña, Saint Malo, Le Havre, London, Guernsey, St Mary’s & Tresco, Scilly, Pembroke, Holy Loch, Iona, Lunga, Fort William, St Kilda, Vestmannaey Island, Surtsey, Reykjavik

Tuesday 6 July [1030 am]

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

for The Arts Society, Gade Valley
The Village Hall, Potten End, Berkhampstead HP4 2NQ

Wednesday 28 July – Monday 9 August 2021

Lecturing on board the Hebridean Sky for Noble Caledonia

Baltic

Monday 16 – Friday 20 August 2021

Northumbria in the First Millennium

A Study Tour for ACE Cultural Tours

Tuesday 31 August – Friday 3 September 2021

The Age of Bede

A study tour for Martin Randall Travel
The tour will be based in Durham

Friday 10 – Tuesday 21 September 2021

Lecturing on board the Caledonian Sky for Noble Caledonia [1]

Istanbul, Bartin, Sinop, Trabzon, Batumi, Sochi, Odessa, Constanta, Nessebur, Istanbul

Tuesday 21 September – Saturday 2 October 2021

Lecturing on board the Caledonian Sky for Noble Caledonia [2]

Istanbul, Bartin, Sinop, Trabzon, Batumi, Sochi, Odessa, Constanta, Nessebur, Istanbul

Friday 8 October [11 am]

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

for Ashford Probus
Sandyacres Sports Pavilion, Sandyhurst Lane, Ashford TN25 4PE

Tuesday 12 – Friday 15 October 2021 [provisional dates]

An Appointment with Angels: a study tour of Norfolk churches [2]

for ACE Cultural Tours
The tour will be based in Norwich

Thursday 21 October [11 am]

Stone on Stone: the men who built the cathedrals

for The Arts Society, Northleach
Westwoods Centre, Northleach GL54 3QJ

Tuesday 26 October [7 pm]

The Men behind the Pen: the life of the scribe in the Middle Ages

for Spithead Antiques & Fine Arts Society
Bay House School, Gomer Lane, Gosport P12 2QP

Thursday 28 October [11 am]

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

for The Arts Society, Oakham
Victoria Hall, Oakham LE15 6AH

Tuesday 2 November [7.30 pm]

The First Prize: the glories of Anglo-Saxon England

for Lyminge History Society
Tayne Centre, Lyminge Methodist Church CT18 8JA

Wednesday 3 November

Stone on Stone: the men who built the cathedrals

for The Arts Society, Evesham & Pershore
Evesham Arts Centre, Victoria Avenue, Evesham, Worcs WR11 4QH

Thursday 11 November [7.30 pm]

Subject TBC

for Rye Castle Museum
3 East Street, Rye TN31 7JY

Wednesday 17 November [2 pm]

The Siren Sea; Medieval Mariners

for the Enfield Association of the National Trust
Holtwhites Sports & Social Club, 1 Kirkland Drive, Enfield EN2 0RN

Thursday 18 November [7.30 pm]

Stone on Stone: the men who built the cathedrals

for Battle & District History Society
The Memorial Hall, 81 High Street, Battle TN33 0AG

Thursday 25 November [2.30 pm]

The Ship Burial at Sutton Hoo

for The Arts Society, Tonbridge
Medway Hall, Angel Centre, Tonbridge TN9 1SF

Tuesday 7 December [11 am]

The Green Man in English Churches

for The Arts Society, Mendip
Strode Theatre, Church Street, Street, Somerset BA16 0AB

Wednesday 8 December [8 pm]

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

for Beckenham & Bromley NT Centre
The Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley BR1 2UH

Tuesday 14 December [2.15 pm]

Glad Tidings: the story of the Annunciation

for The Arts Society, Wealden
Community Hall, Sheepsetting Lane, Heathfield TN21 0XG