Diary

2018

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, Kofka, St Petersburg, Tallinn, Saaremaa, Parnu, Riga, Ventspils, 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, Sassnitz, Lubeck, Kiel Canal, Ostende, Dover

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

Wednesday 19 September [7.30 pm]

The Green Man in Medieval Churches

for Maidstone Historical Society
Methodist Church Community Centre, Brewer Street, Maidstone ME14 1RU

Thursday 20 September [2.30 pm]

The Bayeux Tapestry

for The Arts Society, Thanet
St Peter’s Church Hall, Broadstairs CT10 2TR

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

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

Monday 22 October [2.30 pm & 7.30 pm}

The Bayeux Tapestry

for the Ashridge Circle
Devonshire Park Theatre, 8-10 Compton Street, Eastbourne BN21 4BW

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

Tuesday 6 November [7.30 pm]

The Goose is Getting Fat: a history of Christmas traditions

for Swanley History Group
White Oak Indoor Bowls Centre, Garrolds Close, off Hilda May Avenue, Swanley BR8 7BF

Thursday 8 November

Stone on Stone: the men who built the cathedrals

for Jersey Art Fund

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

Saturday 17 November [9.30 am]

Cross-Channel Art, jointly with Tom Evans

a Study Morning for Tenterden U3A
The Sinden Theatre, Homewood School, Tenterden

Tuesday 20 November

The Goose is Getting Fat: a history of Christmas traditions [1 pm onwards]

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

Wednesday 21 November [8 pm]

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

for Otford & District History Society
The Memorial Hall, High Street, Otford

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

Monday 3 December [2.30 pm]

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

for the Friends of Canterbury Cathedral
The Kentish Barn (above the Cagett Hall), Cathedral Precincts

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 10 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

Thursday 13 December [7.30 pm]

The Goose is Getting Fat: a History of Christmas Traditions

as part of Charing History Society’s Social Evening
The Village Hall, Station Road, Charing TN27 0JA

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

2019

Tuesday 8 January [10.30 am]

The Vikings are Coming!

for the Arts Society, Borders
Tait Hall, Edenside Road, Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BS

Thursday 10 January [2 pm]

The Siren Sea: the life of medieval mariners

for Tenterden & District National Trust Association
St Mildred’s Church Hall, Church Road, Tenterden TN20 6AT

Monday 14 January [2.30 pm]

The Politeness of Princes: the reality of medieval etiquette

for the Arts Society, Henfield
Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, BN5 9DB

Wednesday 16 January [7.45 pm]

The Bayeux Tapestry

for Wateringbury History Society
The Village Hall, Tonbridge Road, Wateringbury ME18 5DD

Thursday 17 January [10.30 am]

‘Put that light out!’ The searchlight girls in WW2

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

Thursday 17 January [8 pm]

Master Masons: how they built our cathedrals

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

Friday 18 – Wednesday 30 January

Away on a research and recce trip

Wednesday 30 January [1.15 pm]

The Bayeux Tapestry

for Wye & District Luncheon Club
Sandyacre Sports Club, Sandyhurst Lane, Ashford TN25 4NT

Thursday 31 January [7.30 pm]

The First Prize: the Glories of Anglo-Saxon England

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

Friday 1 February [7.30 pm]

Joan of Arc

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

Tuesday 5 February [7.15 pm]

The Bayeux Tapestry

for Lamorbey & Sidcup History Society
Community Hall, St Lawrence Church, Hamilton Road, Sidcup DA15 7HB

Thursday 7 Feb [1 pm]

A Child’s Life in the Middle Ages

for Sidcup Ladies Luncheon Club

Thursday 7 February [7.30 pm]

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

for Margate Civic Society
Walpole Bay Hotel, Fifth Avenue, Margate CT9 3JJ

Saturday 9 February [7.30 pm]

Stone on Stone: the Master Masons

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

Tuesday 12 February [8 pm]

Whose God is it anyway? Islamic Art and Architecture

for East Peckham History Society
Salvation Army Hall, 50 The Freehold, East Peckham TN12 5AQ

Wednesday 13 February [2 pm]

The Bayeux Tapestry

for U3A Windsor
Gardener’s Hall, 213 Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3DR

Wednesday 13 February [7.30 pm]

A Child’s Life in the Middle Ages

for Loose History Society
The Pavilion, King George V Playing Field, Walnut Tree Lane, Loose, Maidstone ME15 9RQ

Thursday 14 February [7.30 pm]

Stone on Stone: the Men who built the Cathedrals

for Rye Castle Museum
East Street, Rye TN31 7JY

Monday 18 February [2 pm]

‘Put that light out!’ The searchlight girls of WW2

for U3A Maidstone
Salvation Army Hall, Union Street, Maidstone ME14 1ED

Tuesday 19 February [7.30 pm]

The Politeness of Princes

for Sittingbourne HRG
Phoenix House, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne ME10 4BX

Thursday 21 February [8 pm]

Subject TBC

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

Friday 22 February [7.30 pm]

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

for Bearsted & District History Society

Monday 25 February [2 pm]

Subject tbc

for U3A Knole
Sevenoaks Community Centre (Bat & Ball), Otford Road, Sevenoaks TN14 5DN

Tuesday 26 February [8 pm]

Illuminated Manuscripts

for Hadlow History Society
St Mary’s Upper Room, Hadlow

Saturday 2 March [10 am]

The Siren Sea

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

Thursday 7 March [10.45 am]

Windows into Heaven: Icons

for The Arts Society, Rudgwick
The Village Hall, Bucks Green, Rudgwick, West Sussex RH12 3JJ

Thursday 7 March [8 pm]

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

for Edenbridge History Society
Edenbridge WI Hall, Station Road, Edenbridge

Tuesday 12 March [2.15 pm]

The Ship Burial at Sutton Hoo

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

Friday 15 March [10 am]

A Study Day

for U3A Surrey
Menuhin Hall, Cobham Road, Stoke d’Abernon KT11 3QQ

Saturday 16 March [10 am]

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

North West Kent Family History Society annual meeting
Venue TBC

Monday 18 March [11 am]

The Significance of the Sutton Hoo Ship Burial

for The Arts Society, Tunbridge Wells
Trinity Arts Centre, Church Road, Tunbridge Wells TN1 1JP

Monday 18 March [7.30 pm]

The Bayeux Tapestry

for The Arts Society, Canterbury (evening group)
Old Sessions House, Longport, Canterbury CT4 5PX

Thursday 21 March [7.30 pm]

The Siren Sea

for Shorne History Society
The Village Hall, 16 The Street, Shorne DA1 2 3EA

Tuesday 26 March [2 pm]

‘Put that light out!’ The Searchlight Girls of WW2

for Bexley Ladies Club
URC Hall, 500 Hurst Road, Bexley DA5 3JN

Friday 29 March [7.30 pm]

Stone on Stone: the men who built the cathedrals

for Kemsing Heritage Group
St Edith’s Hall, High Street, Kemsing TN15 6NA

Monday 1 – Saturday 6 April

A White Garment of Churches

A Study Tour of French Cathedrals for ACE Cultural Tours

Tuesday 9 April [7.30 pm]

The Cathars

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

Thursday 11 April [2.15 pm]

A Child’s Life in the Middle Ages

for AS, Torbay
St Matthew’s Church, Peter Larkin Hall, Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HW

Friday 12 – Sunday 14 April

Kent History Weekend

at Christ Church Canterbury University

Wednesday 17 April [10.30 am]

The Lindisfarne Gospels

Glasgow Antiques and Fine Arts Society
Strathclyde Suite, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Tuesday 23 – Tuesday 30 April

100 Year’s War

A Study Tour for The Cultural Experience, jointly with Gordon Corrigan
He does the slaughter and I do the culture

Tuesday 7 – Friday 10 May

An Appointment with Angels 1

A Study Tour of Norfolk Churches for ACE Cultural Tours

Tuesday 21 May [11.30 am]

The Siren Sea

for the Arts Society, Isle of Man
Manx Museum Theatre, Douglas

Thursday 23 May [7.30 pm]

The Siren Sea

for the Arts Society, Moor Park
Moor Park Mansion, Rickmansworth

Wednesday 29 May [7.45 pm]

The Master Masons

for the Arts Society, East Sussex
The Boundary Rooms, Sussex County Cricket Ground, Hove BN3 3AN

Tuesday 4 June [2 pm]

The Bayeux Tapestry

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

Thursday 6 June [10 am]

Subject to be Decided

for U3A Hawkhurst
The RBL Hall, High Street, Hawkhurst TN18 4AG

Wednesday 19 June [8 pm]

The Bayeux Tapestry

for The Arts Society, Brentwood
Ingatestone Community Centre, CM4 9ED

Tuesday 2 – Friday 5 July

An Appointment with Angels 2

A Study Tour of Norfolk Churches for ACE Cultural Tours

Monday 8 July [2.45 pm]

‘Put That Light Out!’ The Searchlight Girls of WW2 [The 93rd Searchlight Regiment RA]

for STAGES
The Village Hall, 16 The Street, Shorne DA12 3EA

Wednesday 10 July [8 pm]

The Bayeux Tapestry

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

Friday 12 July, evening

Subject tbc

A fund-raiser for the Chapel of St Thomas Beck, Capel
Church Lane, Five Oak Green, Tonbridge TN12 6SX

Please come along to support this delightful church

Thursday 18 – Tuesday 30 July

The Baltic

for Noble Caledonia on MV Serenissima
Copenhagen, Christianso, Bornholm, Gdansk, Klaipeda, Riga, Parnu, Saaremaa, Tallinn, St Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm

Tuesday 30 July – Friday 9 August

The Baltic 2

for Noble Caledonia on MV Serenissima

Monday 12 – Friday  23 August

Recce and Research

Tuesday 27 – Saturday 31 August

First-millennium Northumbria 1

A Study Tour for ACE Cultural Travel

Monday 2 – Friday 6 September

First-millennium Northumbria 2

A Study Tour for ACE Cultural Travel

Tuesday 10 September [2.30 & 7 pm]

Fra Filippo Lippi

for AS, Edinburgh
Freemasons Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH

Saturday 14 – Tuesday 17 September

The Age of Bede

A Study Tour for Martin Randall Travel

Monday 23 – Thursday 26 September

A Study Tour of Dorset Churches

for Martin Randall Travel

Tuesday 8 – Monday 21 October

Across Europe by River

Lecturing on board Royal Crown for Noble Caledonia
Vienna to Amsterdam

Wednesday 30 October [7.30 pm]

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

for Headcorn History Society
Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Headcorn TN27 9NL

Wednesday 6 November [11 am]

Stone on Stone: the Men who built the Cathedrals

for Wadhurst Probus
Ticehurst Village Hall, Lower High Street TN5 7BB

Thursday 7 November [10.30 am]

Subject tbc

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

Monday 11 November [11 am & 2 pm]

The Siren Sea

for AS, Tayside
Birnham Arts Centre, Station Road, Birnham, Dunkeld PH8 0DS

Thursday 14 November [2 pm]

The Goose is getting fat: a history of Christmas traditions

for U3A Westerham
Westerham Hall, Quebec Avenue, London Road, Westerham TN16 1BG

Monday 18 November [2.30 pm]

The Bayeux Tapestry

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

Thursday 21 November [2.30 pm]

The Goose is Getting Fat: a history of Christmas Traditions

for U3A Tunbridge Wells

Thursday 21 November [7.30 pm]

Subject TBC

for the History Research Group Sittingbourne
The Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne ME10 4DN

Wednesday 27 November [10.30 am]

The Signs of the Times: a Day of Special Interest

for the Arts Society, West Essex
Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row CM16 7EB

Tuesday 3 December [7.15 pm]

Glad Tidings: the story of the Annunciation

for AS, Derby
Landau Forte College, 1 Fox Street, Derby DE1 2LF