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01752 304774
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Lunchtime talks

Unless stated, all talks begin at 1.10pm and last for up to 45 minutes. £2 per person. Advance booking and payment is advised.

Booking and admission

To obtain tickets please speak to a member of staff on our Welcome Desk or call us on 01752 304774. You can collect tickets by hand from the Museum or we will put them aside for you. Unreserved tickets will be available on the day although we cannot guarantee that any will remain! For the enjoyment of all attendees we will not admit latecomers if the gallery is full or very busy. If you wish to get a particular seat we would be very grateful if you could turn up in plenty of time.

Tickets are available now from our Welcome Desk.

Spring 2015

Artist talk: Chris Steele-Perkins

Listen as internationally renowned Magnum Photographer, Chris Steele-Perkins talks about his career and his commission for the 'Open for Business' exhibition. This talk is free. Tickets are going fast!
Thursday 22 January 2015


Lunchtime talk: Industry: Past, Present and Future

Join former Manufacturing Editor of The Financial Times, Peter Marsh for an insight into the history of and opportunities facing Britain's manufacturing industry.
Tuesday 27 January 2015


Lunchtime talk: Spy Fever

There were real spies operating in Plymouth before and during the Great War. Anne and Michael Corry from the University of the Third Age have uncovered some of them in their WWI research and will share their findings with you.
Tuesday 3 February 2015


Lunchtime talk: More Post-War Industries of Plymouth

Learn how a concerted campaign to secure new industry and jobs during the 1950s saw major new players including Clarks Shoes, Brown & Sharpe and Ranco Controls set up factories and provide much needed work for the people of Plymouth.
Tuesday 10 February 2015


Lunchtime talk: George Bernard Shaw: Playing the Clown

Enjoy a part talk, part one-man-show from scriptwriter, theatre professional and performer, Brian Freeland. Brian will shares his memories of touring abroad with George Bernard Shaw productions. This presentation will run for 70 minutes.
Tuesday 24 February 2015


Lunchtime talk: Reynolds in Rome

Listen as Donato Esposito looks at some of the work Sir Joshua Reynolds produced during his time in Italy.
Tuesday 3 March 2015


Lunchtime talk: Tremlett, Hawkins and Magrath: Revisiting Old Friends

Join Barbie Thompson from the University of the Third Age as she calls again on Captain Edward Hawkins (1765-1839) and Vice Admiral Tremlett (1772-1866) and George Magrath (1775-1857).
Tuesday 10 March 2015


Lunchtime talk: Women Artists of the 16th to 19th Centuries

International Women's Day takes place each March. In its honour, Anna Walker takes a look at the paintings and lives of some of the 16th to 19th centuries' most famous female artists.
Tuesday 24 March 2015


Lunchtime talk: In The Frame: The People Behind the Portraits

Delve more deeply into Plymouth's portrait collection with Decorative Art Curator, Alison Cooper.
Tuesday 31 March 2015


Lunchtime talk: The Cottonian Men

Listen as PhD Researcher, Susan Leedham, outlines the current studies that are taking place about the men who built our significant Cottonian Collection, and the many treasures in their bookcases!
Tuesday 21 April 2015


Lunchtime talk: The Sinking of the Lusitania

Join City and Maritime Heritage Curator, Nigel Overton for a talk about this British ocean liner and its sinking by a German U Boat in 1915.
Tuesday 28 April 2015


Summer 2015

Lunchtime talk: Women, Portraiture and Politics: the Reputation and Representation of Catharine Macaulay and Mary Wollstonecraft

Join Dr Lucy Peltz, Curator, 18th Century Collections from the National Portrait Gallery as she explores the culture, impact and identity of the Bluestockings in 18th century Britain.
Tuesday 5 May 2015


Artist talk: Keith Harrison

Listen as innovative British artist, Keith Harrison talks about his career and his New Expressions 3 commission 'Heavy Rock', which has been inspired by the Museum and Art Gallery's collections. This talk is free. This is a Plymouth History Festival 2015 and New Expressions 3 Live Season event.
Tuesday 12 May 2015


Lunchtime talk: Diary of a Soldier

As we mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign of WWI, join our Marketing Officer, Jo Clarke for a presentation about the diary and sketchbook of Plymouth soldier, Wilfred Owen Reynolds. This is a Plymouth History Festival 2015 event.
Tuesday 19 May 2015


More talks will run from June 2015 onwards. Details of these will be confirmed in the new year.

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