Diary

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

2022

 

Friday 4 November [2 pm]

The Signs of the Times

a fund-raiser for St Andrew’s, West Street, Deal CT14 6DY

Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 November

Research in Belgium

Tuesday 8 November [7.30 pm]

The Vikings Are Coming

for The Arts Society, Hexham
The Function Suite, Tynedale Mart, Hexham NE46 3SG

Thursday 10 November [2 pm]

Thomas Becket

for U3A Paddock Wood
Venue TBC

Thursday 10 November [8 pm]

‘Put That Light Out!’ The Searchlight Girls of WW2

For Wadhurst History Society
Commemoration Hall, High Street, Wadhurst TN5 6LE

Saturday 12 November [7.30 pm]

‘Put That Light Out!’: the Searchlight Girls of WW2

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

Monday 14 November [2 pm]

Stone on Stone: the men who built the cathedrals

for The Arts Society, Nort Kent
The Crofton Halls, York Rise, Orpington BR6 8PR

Thursday 17 November [10 am]

A Potted History

for U3A Beckenham
The Methodist Church, Bromley Road, Beckenham BR3 5JE

Thursday 17 November [2 pm]

The Goose is getting Fat

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

Monday 21 November [2 pm]

The Cathars

for U3A Maidstone
The Salvation Army Hall, 74 Union Road, Maidstone ME14 1ED

Wednesday 23 November [11 am]

Bede and the Age in which he lived

for The Arts Society, Birmingham
CBSO Hall, Berkley Street B1 2LF

Thursday 24 November [2 pm?]

The Goose is getting Fat

for U3A  Sheppey
Minster Working Men’s Club, Union Road, Minster on Sea, Sheerness ME12 2HW

Thursday 24 November [7.30 pm]

How to live in Renaissance Italy

for The Friends of Italian in Kent
Kent & Canterbury Club, 17 Old Dover Road, Canterbury CT1 3JB

Tuesday 29 November [8 pm]

The Goose is getting Fat

for Frittenden Historical Society
The Memorial Hall, Frittenden TN17 2DD

Wednesday 30 November [10.30 am]

Whose God is it anyway?  An exploration of Islamic Art

for The Friends of Canterbury Cathedral
The Clagett Auditorium, Cathedral Precincts CT1 2EE

Thursday 1 December [2.30 pm]

The Goose is getting Fat

for Edenbridge History Society
The Eden Valley Museum, High Street, Edenbridge TN8 5LN

Friday 2 December [2 pm]

Glad Tidings! The story of the Annunciation

a fund-raiser for St Andrew’s, West Street, Deal CT14 6DY

Tuesday 6 December [8 pm]

Glad Tidings: the Story of the Annunciation

for The Arts Society, Woodford Green
Bancroft Prep School, Woodford Green IG8 0RF

Wednesday 7 December [7.30 pm]

Viking Life & Legend

for HRGS Sittingbourne

Thursday 8 December [2.30 pm]

Stone on Stone: the Men who built the Cathedrals

for Biddenden History Society
The Village Hall, Tenterden Road, Biddenden TN27 8BB

Thursday 8 December [7.30 pm]

The Goose is getting Fat

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

Saturday 10 December [11 am]

The Goose is getting Fat

for NWKFHS
Otford

Tuesday 13 December [7.30 pm]

The Goose is getting Fat

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

Wednesday 14 December [12 noon]

Sutton Hoo

for The Arts Society, Market Harborough
Venue TBC

Thursday 15 December [7 pm]

The Goose is getting Fat

for Stanford & Westenhanger History Society
Stanford Church, TN25 6DL

2023

Tuesday 3rd January 2023 [10.30 am]

The Rus

for The Arts Society, Ascot
The York Club, Prince Consort’s Drive, Windsor SL4 2HT

Thursday 12 January [11.00 am]

Stone on Stone; the men who built the cathedrals

for The Arts Society, Colchester
Christ Church, Ireton Road, Colchester CO3 3AT

Monday 16 January [11.00 am]

Stone on Stone: the men who built the cathedrals

for The Arts Society, Canterbury Central
The Baptist Church, St George’s Place, Canterbury CT1 1UT

Tuesday 17 January [7.30 pm]

Viking Life & Legend

for SHAL
The Village Hall, Aldington Road, Lympne CT21 4LE

Wednesday 18 January [10.45 am]

The Green Man in English Churches

for The Arts Society, Basingstoke
Sherfield-on-Lodden Village Hall, Reading Road, Sherfield Green RG27 0EZ

Thursday 19 January [7.30 pm]

Thomas Becket

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

Friday 20 January [2.45 pm]

The Green Man

for U3A Cranbrook
The Vestry Hall, Cranbrook TN17 3HA

Monday 23 January [7.45 pm]

The Searchlight Girls of WW2

for Barming History Society
The Village Hall, 54 Heath Road, Barming ME16 9JU

Wednesday 25 January [c.1.15 pm]

Stone on Stone: the men who built the cathedrals

for Wye & District Luncheon Club
Sandyacres Sports Club, Ashford TN25 4NT

Wednesday 25 January [7.30 pm]

Thomas Becket

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

Thursday 26 January [2.30 pm]

The Politeness of Princes: medieval etiquette and dining

for U3A Thanet
Portland Centre, Hopewell Road, Broadstairs CT10 2TR

Tuesday 7 February [10.30 am]

The Signs of the Times

for U3A Wanstead & Woodford
Woodford Memorial Hall, St Mary’s Church, 206 High Road, South Woodford E18 2PA

Wednesday 8 February [10.30 am]

Sutton Hoo

for The Arts Society, Horsley
The Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, East Horsley KT24 6QT

Thursday 9 February [2.30 pm]

The 2nd or 3rd Coming?

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

Thursday 9 February [7.30 pm]

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

for Rye Castle Museum
East Street, Rye

Tuesday 14 February [11.00 am]

Stone on Stone; the men who built the cathedrals

for The Arts Society, Mid Essex
The Memorial Hall, Little Baddow, Essex CM3 4TA

Tuesday 14 February [7.30 pm]

Joan of Arc

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

Thursday 16 February [7.30 pm]

Subject TBC

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

Tuesday 21 February [7.30 pm]

Stone on Stone: the men who built the cathedrals

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

Wednesday 22 February [1100 & 1600]

Zoom lectures on Stone on Stone: the men who built the cathedrals

for The Arts Society, Goring on Thames

Thursday 23 February [8.00 pm]

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

for Orpington & Chislehurst NT
The Methodist Church, Sevenoaks Road, Orpington BR6 9JH

Thursday 9 March [11 am] TO BE CONFIRMED

El Greco

for The Arts Society, Monmouthshire
The Gateway Centre, Monk Street, Abergavenny NP7 5ND

Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 March

Bespoke study of Romney Marsh Churches

Tuesday 21 March [2.15 m]

Stone on Stone: the men who built the cathedrals

for The Arts Society, Glaven Valley
The Village Hall, The Fairstead, Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk NR25 7RJ

Thursday 23 March

Special Interest Day on the Bayeux Tapestry

for The Arts Society, Evesham & Pershore

Tuesday 4 April [2 pm]

Charlemagne

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

Tuesday 11 April [2.30 & 7 pm]

Antonello da Messina

for The Arts Society, Edinburgh

Wednesday 12 April [6.30 pm]

Stone on Stone: the men who built the cathedrals

for The Arts Society, Ebor
Shepherd Hall, St Peter’s School, Bootham, York YO30 6AB

Monday 17 – Friday 21 April

Romney Marsh Churches

for ACE Cultural Tours

Monday 24 April [7.30 pm]

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

for Tenterden & District History Society
St Mildred’s Church, Tenterden TN30 6AT

Tuesday 25 April [11 am]

The Green Man in English Churches

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

Wednesday 26 April [7.30 pm]

The Bayeux Tapestry

for the Marden Society
Vestry Hall, High Street, Marden, Tonbridge TN12 9HN

Thursday 27 April [8 pm]

A Child’s Life in the Middle Ages

for Lenham Heritage Society
Venue TBC

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 April

Medieval Canterbury Weekend

My lecture: 2pm on Sunday. El Greco
Christ Church Canterbury

Tuesday 2 May [8 pm]

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

for Crowborough History Society
The Guide Hall, Jarvis Brook TN6 2EG

Tuesday 9 May [10.45 am]

Albrecht Durer

for The Arts Society, Stamford
Barnhill Methodist Church, Barnhill, Stamford. Lincs PE9 2ZS

Thursday 11 May [10.45 am]

The Ship Burial at Sutton Hoo

for The Arts Society, Cambridge
Churchill College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge CB3 0DS

Tuesday 23 May [10.30 am]

Viking Art and Legend

for The Arts Society, Sanderstead
United Reformed Church, 3 Sanderstead Hill, South Croydon CR2 0JJ

Tuesday 23 May [7 pm]

Black Death and its Aftermath

for SAFAS Gosport
Bay House School, Alverstoke, Hants PO12 2PQ

Wednesday 24 May [1.30 pm]

A Child’s Life in the Middle Ages

for The Arts Society, Windsor
Old Windsor Memorial Hall, Straight Road SL4 2RN

Thursday 25 May [1.45 pm]

Stone on Stone: the men who built the cathedrals

for KFHS Medway
St Nicholas Church Hall, Strood ME2 4TR

Thursday 8 June [7.30 pm]

Stone on Stone: the men who built the cathedrals

for The Arts Society, West Oxfordshire
The Corn Exchange, Market Square, Witney OX28 6AB

Tuesday 13 June [10.30 am]

The Ship Burial at Sutton Hoo

for The Arts Society, Dorking
Martineau Hall, Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking RH4 1SG

Tuesday 13 June [7.15 pm]

Stone on Stone: the men who built the cathedrals

for The Arts Society, Cheltenham
The Pavilion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham GL51 6PN

Friday 16 June [9.30 am]

The Vikings: a study day in four parts

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

Friday 23 June [7.30 pm] To Be Confirmed

Subject TBC

for Great Yarmouth Local History & Archaeological Society
Christ Church, King Street, Great Yarmouth NR30 2HL

Saturday 24 June [2.30 pm]

Stone on Stone: the men who built the cathedrals

for The Richard III Society
Norwich. Venue to be confirmed

Saturday 24 June [7 pm]

Subject To Be Confirmed

A fund-raiser for St Andrew’s, Wickhampton
St Andrew’s Church, Church Road, Wickhampton NR13 3PB
Please come along to support this lovely church set on the Norfolk Broads

Tuesday 27 – Friday 30 June

An Appointment with Angels: a study of Norfolk Churches

for ACE Cultural Tours

Monday 3 – Friday 7 July

Suffolk Seraphims: a study of Suffolk Churches [1]

for ACE Cultural Tours

Tuesday 25 July [10.15 am]

Anglo-Saxon England Study Day in three parts

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

Monday 7 – Friday 11 August

Suffolk Seraphims: a study of Suffolk Churches [2]

for ACE Cultural Tours

Monday 28 August – Friday 1 September

Northumbria in the 1st Millennium: a study for ACE Cultural Tours

 

Monday 4 – Friday 8 September

The Age of Bede: a study for Martin Randall Travel

Tuesday 12 September [7.30 pm]

A Child’s Life in the Middle Ages

for Alkham WI
Venue TBC

Wednesday 13 September [8 pm]

Subject TBC

for Bromley & Beckenham National Trust Centre
The Methodist Hall, College Road, Bromley BR1 3NS

Monday 18 September [2.30 pm]

‘Here be Dragons …’ medieval monsters

for The Arts Society, Betchworth
The Memorial Hall, Station Road, Betchworth RH3 7DF

Wednesday 20 September [7.30 pm]

A Child’s Life in the Middle Ages

for Crafield Club
The Village Hall, Bucks Cross Road, Old Chelsfield BR6 7RL

Thursday 28 September [7.30 pm]

Black Death and its Aftermath

for Shepherdswell & Coldred History Society
The Village Hall, Cox Hill, Shepherdswell CT15 7NN

Thursday 5 & Friday 6 October

The Arts Society, Annual Directory Meeting

 

Monday 9 October [7.30 pm]

Subject TBC

for Brenzett WI
The Village Hall, King Street, Brenzett TN29 0BE

Tuesday 10 October [8 pm]

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

for Plaxtol History Group
The Memorial Hall, School Lane, Plaxtol TN15 0QD

Wednesday 11 October [7.30 pm]

The Master Masons: how they built our cathedrals

for Meopham Historical Society
St John’s Church Centre, Wrotham Road, Meopham DA13 0AA

Tuesday 17 October [2 pm]

Michael Sittow: Tallinn’s Finest Talent

for The Arts Society, Haslemere
Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Haslemere GU27 1B

Thursday 19 October [8 pm]

Subject TBC

for Brenchley & Matfield History Society
The Village Hall, Maidstone Road, Matfield TN12 7JY

Tuesday 24 October [8 pm]

Stone on Stone: the men who built the cathedrals

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

Thursday 2 November [10.30 am]

The Siren Sea

for U3A Beckenham
the Methodist Church, Bromley Road, Beckenham BR3 5JE

Friday 3 November [7.30 pm]

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

for Rolvenden History Group
St Mary’s Church, 3 Sparkeswood Avenue, Rolvenden TN17 4LH

Wednesday 8 November [10.45 am]

Stone on Stone: the men who built the cathedrals

for The Arts Society, Samlesbury
Mercure Samlesbury, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston PR5 0UL

Wednesday 15 November [7 pm]

A Child’s Life in the Middle Ages

for Stanford & Westenhanger History Society
Venue to be confirmed

Thursday 16 November [7.30 pm]

Stone on Stone: the men who built the cathedrals

for Smarden Local History Society
Chater Hall, Chessenden Lane, Smarden TN27 8NF

Wednesday 6 December [7 pm]

The Ship Burial at Sutton Hoo

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

Wednesday 13 December [10.45 am]

The Goose is Getting Fat

for The Arts Society, Mid Sussex
Norfolk Pavilion, South of England Showground, Ardingly, RH17 5DD

Thursday 14 December [730 pm]

The Goose is Getting Fat

for the Ash Society
The Village Hall, Queen’s Road, Ash CT3 3BG